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Draft Magazine Pairs: Beer & cookies

POSTED ON December 26th  - POSTED IN Uncategorized

By: DraftMagazine

Good thing you’re not driving the sleigh. Here’s how to beer-pair your cookie plate.winter_seasonals_snippet_post_home

Oreo + Anderson Valley Bourbon Barrel Stout: Forget milk; this is dunkability. A gorgeous chocolate, vanilla and bourbon-laced brew melds seamlessly with Oreo cocoa/white frosting sweetness, while the cookie’s crunch finds a friend in the dry barrel notes.

Peanut butter cookie + Great Divide Oatmeal Yeti: Peanut butter flavor fits snugly between this oatmeal-smooth imperial stout’s prickly roast and silky chocolate (think Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups). Best of all, the P.B. turns shell-dry in the beer’s ashy finish for an amazingly clean end.

Beachwood Brewing’s ‘Beachwood Six’ Named Top Beer of 2013 By DRAFT Magazine

POSTED ON December 5th  - POSTED IN Blog

By:  LongBeachPost

Just months after winning five medals and being named Best Mid-Sized Brewpub of the Year at the Great American Beer Festival, Long iStock_000003699391XSmallBeach’s Beachwood BBQ and Brewing has garnered even more acclaim for its beers.

DRAFT Magazine, the country’s largest bi-monthly magazine dedicated to craft beer, named Beachwood Six–a smoked black saison brewed to commemorate the sixth birthday of the Long Beach brewpub’s sister Seal Beach location–one of the 25 best beers of 2013. 

In the magazine’s end-of-the-year issue, DRAFT’s beer editor Christopher Staten listed Beachwood Six along with 24 other bottled brews as ones that defined unpredictable beers that played on traditional beer styles while celebrating weirdness and experimentalization.