Dec 30, 2014

Have a safe and happy New Year!

Just wanted to take a moment, and wish everyone a safe, and happy New Year! Been a great year, and I am looking very forward to 2015! Much changes and exciting stuff coming up!

As always, I would hope and expect that everyone parties responsibly this holiday. Remember, there is NEVER an excuse to drive drunk. Please behave like an adult, and make plans ahead of time. If you find yourself to drunk to drive, and no ride, don't drive. Call someone, or call AAA's Tipsy Tow.
Tipsy Tow is not just for AAA members, its for everyone, and if less the 10 miles, its totally free (after 10 miles, standard towing rates apply), for you, and one passenger.

Just called 1-800-AAA-HELP (1-800-222-4357). You just need to provide DL#, home address, and our current location.

For all their info click the link here.....

So, there, no excuse, make plans, or call. It would suck to spend New Years in jail, or dead!

Again, have a great, safe Happy New Year!!! As always, if you take some fun New Years beer shots, send them our way, love to post some!!!

Take care, see you in 2015!

Until next time
Bottoms up my friends!

The Beer Czar

Dec 23, 2014

Merry Christmas from The Beer Czar

Well, this sure has been an eventful, busy year for me. As many of you have probably noticed, activity on this site has been slow to say the least recently. Lots of things going on behind the scenes here at the Beer Czar household, but things are starting to slow down, so you can look for me to make a full on return for the new year!! Stay tune for some VERY exciting news coming very soon in 2015 for starters!

Until then, I want to wish everyone a very safe and happy holidays. As always, take some pic's, we would love to see and share then, and remember folks, we are adults, lets act like, and enjoy your beer (or other adult beverages) responsibly. Plan ahead, make arrangements, or just call a cab, just remember, driving drunk is ALWAYS 100% preventable, so don't do it.

Have a safe, happy holiday, and if I don't see you before, have a safe and happy New Years. Stay safe, have fun, relax, and enjoy yourself, and your family, friends, pets, whomever you celebrate with this time of year, I'll be seeing you all real soon!

Merry Christmas everyone

The Beer Czar

Dec 11, 2014

Beer Candied Bacon Bark....oh my!

OK, so my crush on the Beeroness is now complete! Beer Candied bacon, in chocolate bark? I can't think of a better treat for your next holiday get together, or homemade gift idea for the beer lover in your life!! Check this out, its simple, delicious and is sure to be a hit! Check out the Beeroness's complete write up on this recipe as well as additional holiday gift idea's for the beer lover from this amazing woman here......

Beer Candied Bacon Bark

  • 6 strips thick sliced bacon
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbs stout beer
  • pinch cayenne
  • 10.5 wt oz dark chocolate (72% cacao content)
  • ¼ cup pale ale beer
  • 1/3 cup smoked almonds
  • Preheat oven the 350.
  • In a sauce pan over medium high heat, bring the brown sugar, stout and cayenne to boil, boil for one minute.
  • Place the bacon on a wire rack over a baking sheet. Brush the bacon on each side with sugar mixture.
  • Bake at 350 for 10 minutes, flip, re-brush with sugar mixture, bake for ten more minutes until bacon is a dark brown. Remove from oven, allow to cool. Bacon will harden as it cools. Chop the bacon once it has cooled.
  • In the top of a double boiler over gently simmering water add half the chocolate, make sure the heat isn’t too high or the chocolate will seize. Stir constantly until chocolate is almost melted. Slowly stir in the beer until well combined. Remove from heat. Stir in the remaining chocolate until melted and well combined. Stir in the smoked almonds.
  • Pour chocolate onto a baking sheet that has been covered with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Sprinkle with chopped bacon. Chill until set. Break into pieces.

    Another amazing recipe from this incrediable chef! If you ask me, she has, by far the best cooking with beer site on the web. Check out this, and all her great recipes at
    Until next time
    Bottoms up my friends
    The Beer Czar