With the welcoming of a New Year, the Funkwerks employees compiled a list of New Year’s resolutions, and there are some good ones in here.
Introduce someone to one of your favorite breweries.
Part of what makes the brewing industry exciting is that there is so much variety, making it fairly easy to introduce someone to a new favorite brewery or beer.
Cook with beer.
Try recipes from Christina Marie’s Cooking with Beer in Colorado cookbook.
Or try one of these recipes from our blog:
Clam Chowder with Saison Base.
Beer Brined for Turkey or Chicken
Visit a new brewery every month.
1.8 breweries are opening per day, according to the November/Decemeber 2015 issue of The New Brewer.
Try a Beer Cocktail.
Our blog has a few Funkwerks cocktail recipes from Ace Gillett's, or try this Basil Saison Cocktail.
Learn more about beer.
There is so much to learn about beer tasting, beer history and beer science. There are some great books about beer out there, including Tasting Beer by Randy Mosher and The Beer Bible by Jeff Alworth.
Here are some informational post from our blog: sour and wild beer, barrel-aging and oak spirals, and proper glassware.
Try beers you normally wouldn’t order and research the style as you are enjoying it.
Here are two great resources to learn about different beer styles:
Open more beer from your cellar, and share with friends.
Some beers can be cellared, but cellaring doesn't necessarily make beer better. Most beers are best consumed fresh. Here is some additional information on beer freshness and cellaring: http://www.craftbeer.com/craft-beer-muses/cellaring-craft-beer-to-age-or-not-to-age
Drink more beer in order to attain the following 6 resolutions…
- Seek out and win as many limbo competitions as possible.
- Dance more
- Laugh more
- Smile more – even faking a smile has been observed to cultivate a better mood. http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/07/study-forcing-a-smile-genuinely-decreases-stress/260513/
- Take more naps in the sun
- Learn to ribbon dance
- Mastering the one-handed headstand. Warning: this may be more difficult when under the influence of beer.
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