Thursday, December 29, 2016

5th Annual Brew Ho Ho Holiday Ale Festival Recap

I think having a beer fest in December is a wonderful way to help celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.
A few short weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend the Brew Ho Ho Holiday Ale Festival. While I have attended several other events produced by OC Brew Ha Ha Productions, this was my first time attending their annual event held in December.  
The event was held at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim, which is a fantastic spot for a fest. There was plenty of room for breweries, vendors, food trucks, and festival attendees to spread out throughout the venue. 
One of my favorite beers of the day was Unsung Brewing's St. Nick R. Doodle.  It was like drinking a cookie, a really delicious hop flavored cookie.  I thoroughly enjoyed the OC Brew Ho Ho because of the fantastic variety of beers that were brought by all of the breweries, the live music from Dead Man's Party, as well as all of the festive attire worn by all of the attendees.  I am already looking forward to next year's Brew Ho Ho Holiday Ale Festival!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Merry Kringle with Racine Danish Kringles!

Recently, I was asked by #FoodieChats to sample some amazing desserts from Racine Danish Kringles.  Prior to being sent the Racine Danish Kringles, I had not heard of these pastries. The Danish Kringle is the official state pastry for the state of Wisconsin.  When Danish settlers arrived in the late 1800s, they brought with them the Danish Kringle.  Each Danish Kringle made by Racine Danish Kringle is handcrafted in their family bakery.  


While I love sharing treats with my friends and family during the Christmas season, finding time to bake treats can be a challenge.  The Racine Danish Kringle is a perfect dessert to share during the holidays, and anytime of year.  They arrive frozen, and can either be continued to be kept frozen for up to six months or consumed after allowing them to thaw. I sampled the chocolate silk as well as the cinnamon Kringle.  The Racine Danish Kringles are easy to cut up into small pieces to allow more friends and family to share in the Kringle dessert.

Light, flaky with just the right amount of chocolate in the chocolate silk Kringle.

I am pretty confident that the head elf himself, Kris Kringle would also be a fan of these delightful treats.

Kringle for Kris Kringle!