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Mike Huss
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Username: Mikhu

Post Number: 1854
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 24.123.94.154
Posted on Monday, March 17, 2008 - 01:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Anyone happen to catch this over the weekend? I thought it was pretty good. Nothing much new in it for the average beer snob, but it might have stirred up some interest for a regular Joe who already likes craft beer but hasn't tried pairing it with food.

The only truly funny one was the woman at Joe's Stone Crabs when she paired the crab legs with Corona. I understand the desire to pair a light lager with the crab so as to not override the crab flavor, but c'mon, couldn't she have picked something with SOME flavor?

Greg Koch impressed me. He touted the Stone beers in the beginning of the show when they were comparing and contrasting styles, but when she came back at the end of the show and did pairings with him he actually used beer from other breweries. I thought that was pretty classy of him.

It's on again tonight and tomorrow night if anyone wants to watch it.

http://www.fineliving.com/fine/our_specials/episode/0,1663,FINE_5916_55751,00.ht ml
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 8628
Registered: 01-2002
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Posted on Monday, March 17, 2008 - 01:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Most of this seems intuitive to me at this point, so I usually don't pay much attention to such shows. I agree about the Corona. The only thing I could think of doing with it is boiling the crabs in it. As for what to drink with shellfish, I might suggest a Kolsch or summer ale on the lightly hopped side.
 

Pete Mazurowski
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Username: Pete_maz

Post Number: 326
Registered: 07-2003
Posted From: 12.173.222.115
Posted on Monday, March 17, 2008 - 05:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I DVR'd this one, but haven't taken a look at it yet. Like you say, probably not much I don't already know, but I thought it might be interesting.
 

Vance Barnes
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Username: Vancebarnes

Post Number: 3103
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 74.7.7.66
Posted on Monday, March 17, 2008 - 06:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Anyone know if Fine Living channel is available on Comcast? Not familiar with it.
 

Pete Mazurowski
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Username: Pete_maz

Post Number: 327
Registered: 07-2003
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Posted on Monday, March 17, 2008 - 07:20 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Don't know, Vance. I'm curious if Fine Living is at all related to Southern Living. SL has a beer pairings story featured on their front page online this month. Again, nothing ground-breaking...
 

Mike Huss
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Username: Mikhu

Post Number: 1857
Registered: 03-2003
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Posted on Monday, March 17, 2008 - 08:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Vance, Fine Living's website says they are on Alpharetta's Comcast channel 255.

Pete, Fine Living is part of the HGTV/DIY/Food Network family, so I don't think they are tied in to Southern Living mag....
 

Bob G.
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Username: Brewerbob

Post Number: 425
Registered: 06-2002
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Posted on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 - 04:56 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I saw it and agree with Bill P on the seafood with Kolsh. I'll also throw a German Hefe in there also. mmmmmmm
 

Graham Cox
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Username: T2driver

Post Number: 1579
Registered: 11-2004
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Posted on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 - 05:00 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I had a Kirin Ichiban with some sushi (liberally wasabi'ed) tonight - an excellent pairing.
 

Vance Barnes
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Username: Vancebarnes

Post Number: 3105
Registered: 03-2003
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Posted on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 - 06:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'll have to look at channel 255 sometime. I got sidetracked with St. Patty's and didn't get the dvr set to record. Maybe they'll re-run it sometime.
 

Michael
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Username: Hoppop

Post Number: 869
Registered: 03-2002
Posted From: 69.132.70.216
Posted on Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 01:19 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I was at Stone Brewery in CA last year....sampled a few beers, had a nice (somewhat overpriced) lunch.....great venue in Escondido once you get through the car dealerships...

Ran into Greg in the p*sser......he asked what I thought of food, beer, resturant....in general....cool guy trying to manage and grow a business, while maintaining some sort of integrity in what he was trying to do (how many of us can say we do that when we go work "for the man" everyday). I was impressed..... I contributed mightly to the gift shop after our meeting...

(Compare this to the new Michelob ads running for "craft brew taste" in a new "craft brew selection...") Will direct my funds to those who support the "cause."


Cheers.

(Message edited by hoppop on March 20, 2008)