CI Bartenders, Servers, Cooks, et al

– a different kind of review – Would you wonder why a tavern would habitually over pour customers, let them get so drunk they can hardly stand? That’s where all the Confidential Informants and government assets hang out.


I GOT THE GOODS Made from the ingredients on display by YOU KNOW WHO! And you know where to come for the best! At CHEF SHARON’S Animal-Free Kitchen! That’s where it all happens! FEATURED INGREDIENTS: 1- Berry Cherry Blend – dried fruit by Traverse bay Fruit Co. 2 – vacuumed packed whole cooked beets byContinue reading “GINGER BEER BEETS”


Milk and what? Doesn’t sting going down. SMOOTH. I want milk in my beer HALF & HALF. Keeps you hydrated. Ever taste creamy beer? Not the same as cream ale. What kind of cream? almondmilk – ALMOND BREEZE Original unsweetened 30 calorie per 8 ounces. Could be the NEW THING. Make your beer last longerContinue reading “MILK & BREW™”

Alcohol-Free vs Non-Alcoholic

non-alcoholic beer vs alcohol-free beer Who decided on non-alcoholic instead of alcohol-free? Who decided what to call it, how to reference it? Those who say general consensus or the street or one unidentified person and it just caught on, is usually the source. The Brits are known for altering culture by language, then giving eitherContinue reading “Alcohol-Free vs Non-Alcoholic”

Concentrated Beer? Cutting Liquid before Shipping Also Cuts Its Carbon Footprint

Concentrated Beer? Cutting Liquid before Shipping Also Cuts Its Carbon Footprint Water is added back in before consumption By Noah Lederman on July 1, 2021 While world leaders held a virtual climate emergency summit this past spring, members of another important international group were also busy reckoning with greenhouse gas emissions: beer manufacturers. Heineken’s CEO announced the company’s commitment toContinue reading “Concentrated Beer? Cutting Liquid before Shipping Also Cuts Its Carbon Footprint”

OKTOBERFEST. Cheers To The German In Me

Yes, it’s a fine beer, and made locally, which is extra nice! So what if it’s not October. Fond memories abound. Germany 1968. Tour of Europe. Why October? It was cheaper. Most tourists were gone. Rows of picnic tables outside the backs of restaurants with patrons wanting to eat outside. Sounds like us. Mom andContinue reading “OKTOBERFEST. Cheers To The German In Me”

Pumpkin Coconut Frozen Cream

PUMPKIN COCONUT FROZEN CREAM Super velvety creamy Ice melts in your mouth. There’s nothing chewy about this fine frozen dessert. Serve plain or top with drizzle of Hershey’s Chocolate syrup and a swash of Apple Orange Cranberry! Makes 7 cups pumpkin cream before freezing

Why 15 states are banning Samuel Adams’ new beer

Samuel Adams’ ‘extreme’ beer contains ‘ninja yeast’ — and is illegal in 15 states This Samuel Adams beer is illegal in North Carolina Bottoms up … or maybe not. Samuel Adams released a new—and limited—batch of its seasonal Utopias beer that some states are already banning from shelves. While an average beer’s alcohol by volume,Continue reading “Why 15 states are banning Samuel Adams’ new beer”

Stella Artois Cidre

Yes, Stella Artois Cidre is made from apples not beer. Who would know? Everybody but me I guess. At least in the USA when people speak of cider, they mean apple cider. Certain conditions need to be met to ferment a fruit that’s used for an alcohol beverage, and apples are it. Different companies addContinue reading “Stella Artois Cidre”


While living in Portland, Oregon years ago I knew a waiter who drank tomato juice and beer in the morning. I think she thought everybody did.  She was from Canada. It was a new one on me. I did try it once however and it was good. Who would think tomato and beer? But weContinue reading “SHARON’S CHEEZY BEER COCKTAIL”

Cannabis-Infused Beverages Emerge as Potential Beer Industry Disruptor 

  U.S. consumers looking to catch a buzz without the booze will soon be able to purchase an assortment of beer-centric products thanks to a pair of ventures aiming to disrupt the current alcohol market with cannabis-infused beverages. Petaluma, California-headquartered Lagunitas Brewing Company, which has a well-documented history with marijuana and is now wholly ownedContinue reading “Cannabis-Infused Beverages Emerge as Potential Beer Industry Disruptor “

Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

IRISH SETTER RED The folks over at Thirsty Dog advertise no bitterness in this Irish Setter Red Ale and they are right. It’s the only beer of any category-type I’ve ever tasted that really had no bitter to it. I’m thinking in future, I could make a savory sauce out of this fine ale. Here’sContinue reading “Thirsty Dog Brewing Company”

Root Beer Dressing Sauce

Do you like root beer? Even if you don’t, you’ll love this fat-free animal-free ROOT BEER DRESSING SAUCE! Over salad, fruit or veggie chicken. Make it a trifecta dinner tonight!

This ‘beer’ will get you high, not drunk

This ‘beer’ will get you high, not drunk Kerry Justich,Yahoo Lifestyle Thu, Mar 29 1:33 PM EDT The brewer behind Blue Moon beer is creating a beverage with THC. The man who became a disruptor in the beer industry back in 1995 has come up with a new concept of the beverage — by integratingContinue reading “This ‘beer’ will get you high, not drunk”

Samuel Smith’s Oatmeal Stout

So, it’s still okay to call England, England? Good! I like that. And I like your beer too. Steve’s doctor said to eat oatmeal. Steve brings this beer home and says, ‘do you think this qualifies as a cholesterol-reducer?’ I said, ‘why not, everything else does.’ Love this beer and also love that it isContinue reading “Samuel Smith’s Oatmeal Stout”




  NEW BELGIUM BEN & JERRY’S ALE IS VEGAN I was sure happy to hear that New Belgium Ben & Jerry’s Salted Caramel Brownie Ale is vegan. In fact all of New Belgium Brewing beverages are vegan. Found it on tap at a pub across the street from where I live. Whoa is itContinue reading “NEW BELGIUM BEN & JERRY’S ALE IS VEGAN”


Santa’s Private Reserve Ale DARE * RISK * DREAM that’s what it says on each bottle. Great philosophy! Great beer! “Reddish-copper color with a roasty malt flavor and a well-balanced sprucy finish.” I agree. This holiday seasoned I tried a few Christmas beers, but didn’t know till I drank them that they contained honey. Ouch.Continue reading “ROGUE”


PICKLE POT BEANS Beans, sweet pickles, Black & Tan beer, prunes, fresh ginger and soy bacon combined with smoky paprika, coriander, garlic, mustard and extra virgin olive oil. Beautiful achievements of flavors and textures! Rich in all ways! Served with fresh cilantro sprigs! Makes about 15 cups


My new favorite beer! Bottle at home or on draft at the local pub. “OLD RASPUTIN RUSSIAN IMPERIAL STOUT Produced in the tradition of 18th Century English brewers who supplied the court of Russia’s Catherine the Great, Old Rasputin seems to develop a cult following wherever it goes. It’s a rich, intense brew with bigContinue reading “OLD RASPUTIN RUSSIAN IMPERIAL STOUT”