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Dec. 4th, 2009

03:10 pm - Beer Battles: Ale vs. Lager



The world of beer is expanding, in both flavor and appeal. Craft brewing has taken the beer-drinking community to new heights and innovations. The time to learn about, explore, enjoy, and appreciate this sacred beverage has never been more exciting. But how does it all break down? How can one begin to decipher the differences between styles and sub-categories of beer? How can anyone truly appreciate beer without a basic understanding of beer’s ingredients and flavor profiles?

Have no fear, LifeEpicurean’s Beer Battles: 101 series will break down basic concepts such as the difference between ales and lagers, highlights of various beer styles, proper pouring and tasting process, and the appropriate glassware for different brews. Pay attention-–class is in session. READ MORE HERE.

Oct. 30th, 2009

03:17 pm - Kafe Kerouac/LifeEpicurean.com 7 for $7 Beer Tasting Tonight at 8pm!


Come to the 7 for $7 Beer tasting at Kafe Keroauc this Friday, at 8pm! This tasting will feature the beers of Baltika, a Russian brewery, and will be a rare opportunity to try the beers of a country not typically known for their long brewering history, and Baltika will be a rare treat for those wanting to try something well off the beaten path. Friday night will be busy with Halloween parties abounding, so be sure to start your night right with Kafe Kerouac, and LifeEpicurean.com's 7 for $7 Beer Tasting featuring the beers of Baltika!

Kafe Kerouac is located at 2250 N. High St., in Old North Columbus, and there is on-street parking available in addition to the lot at Kafe Kerouac. Brought to you by LifeEpicurean.com, your home to all things Good Life.

Oct. 28th, 2009

12:25 pm - Fall Seasonals Roundup, Part III: Beers of Halloween



As the fall season fast approaches chillier temperatures and longer nights, it is only apropos that a spotlight be shown upon some of the brews befitting of Halloween. Whether scary in name, label, or both, these seasonal selections offer up the diverse tastes of autumn, along with the whimsy and creativity that help Halloween remain one of the most exciting and creative holidays.  READ MORE.

Oct. 27th, 2009

07:48 pm - Kafe Kerouac/LifeEpicurean.com 7 for $7 Beer Tasting This Friday!


Come to the 7 for $7 Beer tasting at Kafe Keroauc this Friday, at 8pm! This tasting will feature the beers of Baltika, a Russian brewery, and will be a rare opportunity to try the beers of a country not typically known for their long brewering history, and Baltika will be a rare treat for those wanting to try something well off the beaten path. Friday night will be busy with Halloween parties abounding, so be sure to start your night right with Kafe Kerouac, and LifeEpicurean.com's 7 for $7 Beer Tasting featuring the beers of Baltika!

Kafe Kerouac is located at 2250 N. High St., in Old North Columbus, and there is on-street parking available in addition to the lot at Kafe Kerouac.
Brought to you by LifeEpicurean.com, your home to all things Good Life.

11:32 am - Fall Beer Reviews Part II: Pumpkin Ales on LifeEpicurean.com


Pumpkin ales are a staple of the fall beer-drinking season. Despite the similarity of ingredients, they can be quite varied in taste. Whether adding hand-cut (sometimes roasted) pumpkins thrown in with the mash during brewing, or utilizing pumpkin puree or flavoring, brewers tend to work with whatever method will drive them the least crazy. These beers often boast an array of spices that conjure memories of homemade pumpkin pie, most notably ground ginger, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, and allspice. Generally, pumpkin ales lean heavily on malt, yet are very light on hop, with the chosen spices landing at the forefront of the palate. May these brews warm your spirits as the temperature continues to fall. READ MORE HERE.


Oct. 13th, 2009

05:13 pm - Fall Seasonals Beer Reviews: Mike O'Leary of LifeEpicurean.com takes us through the best fall beers


Fall is upon us, and what a blessed time it is for us, the faithful imbibers. As the changing leaves bring vibrant color and chilly weather requires coats and bonfires, so too does the taste of the season increase in robustness, crispness, and warmth. Easily the most fascinating tasting season for beer, autumn boasts numerous styles and labels that tantalize everyone from the novice to the connoisseur. Thus begins Part One of this three-part series: Marzens and friends. Known synonymously as “Oktoberfest beer,” it is a classic flavor of the season. The “friends” that accompany the Marzens in this round-up are a small sample of other seasonal fare. Ponder, discuss, and enjoy. READ MORE.

Sep. 25th, 2009

10:55 am - 7 for $7 Oktoberfest Beer Tasting Tonight at 8pm at Kafe Kerouac (2250 N. High St.!)



Be sure to make it out for our latest 7 for $7 tasting at Kafe Kerouac, featuring the beers of Oktoberfest. It's that time of the year, and with the weather turning cooler, and tailgates firing up, it's time for you to pick out your favorite fall beer, and what better way than with LifeEpicurean.com and Kafe Kerouac? In attendance, LifeEpicurean.com's Matt Reese and Chris Spinato will be there to meet and greet with the public, and there will be fun to have by all. So come out, and be sure to not miss what is guaranteed to be a true beer drinker's delight with the beers of Oktoberfest. Don't miss out! RSVP Now to Reserve Your Glass! RSVP HERE.

Our last beer tasting sold out fairly quickly, so be sure to RSVP quickly and make sure you don't miss out on what is sure to be a fantastic beer tasting this evening!

Aug. 27th, 2009

10:59 am - LifeEpicurean.com/Kafe Kerouac 7 for $7 Beer Tasting feat. Stone Brewing Co.!



Date: Friday, August 28th, 2009
Location:
Kafe Kerouac
Hours:
8:00 PM
Admission:
$7
Address:
2250 N. High St. Columbus, OH 43201
Phone:
(614) 299-2672
Web:
http://www.kafekerouac.com/

ifeEpicurean.com Editorial Director Chris Spinato professes that Stone Brewing Co. is the finest of all breweries in the country. This Friday, find out for yourself, when Kafe Kerouac and LifeEpicurean.com partner up for a 7 for $7 tasting of the best of Stone Brewing. Check out 7 of the finest beers from their portfolio including the unrelenting Ruination IPA, and the Smoked Porter, and the ever poplar Oaked Arrogant Bastard! It’s Stone Brewing from San Diego, California. One of the best breweries in the world, and only at Kafe Kerouac will you get to sample this tasting. Brought to you exclusively by LifeEpicurean.com! READ MORE HERE! RSVP on our Facebook Event Page!

Aug. 15th, 2009

04:40 pm - New Beer Reviews At LifeEpicurean.com: Great Lakes Brewing Co.

   

New LifeEpicurean.com staff writer Mike O’Leary brings his first beer review roundup, featuring the beers of Great Lakes Brewing Company. Writer’s Note: For my first LifeEpic  urean.com article, I thought it fitting to sample some beers native to Ohio. Being a new citizen of this fine state, I had not had the pleasure until now of indulging in this popular brand. Enjoy – live well, and drink well. READ MORE.


Aug. 3rd, 2009

06:09 pm - Good Boy: Weasel Boy Brewing's Lori Wince Talks Craft Beer



While there’s a plethora of fine craft breweries around the country, indeed around the world, it often serves only to remind us of a time when the macro-brews of the world didn’t run the show, and when local brewing was par for the course. In some senses, it was a part of the community, and of one’s everyday life. They went to the local butcher for their meats, went to the baker for their bread, and drank beer from the local brewery. It is in this spirit that Weasel Boy Brewing Company has brought unto Zanesville, Ohio, a new era of craft brewing. Jay and Lori Wince are more than proud to pick up the torch of being just such a brewery. READ MORE HERE.

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