Craft Beer Uncovered

My First Craft Beer Dinner Experience

Q the Cruzan Foodie - August 16, 2015

A winning combination of locally brewed craft beer and a thoughtfully curated menu was the result of my first beer dinner experience at Tucker Duke’s Lunchbox in Deerfield Beach, FL. Voted as South Florida’s #1 Craft Burger & Craft Beer joint, this restaurant is the brain child of Florida native and recent tw0-time winner of Food Network’s “Cutthroat Kitchen”, Brian Cartenuto. Tucker Duke’s launched their …

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4 Reasons To Try Hard Root Beer

Q the Cruzan Foodie - August 4, 2015
root beer bottles

Believe it or not, I hate beer. At least I used to. That was before I understood the complexity of craft beer brewing and the chemistry behind it all. Maybe it’s the foodie in me that enjoys mixing together a variety of things to make one kick ass product.   Enter hard root beer. It’s the adult version of an all-time kid’s favorite that finally …

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Ladies, Craft Beer Makes You Fat…

Q the Cruzan Foodie - July 27, 2015
Real Women Drink Craft Beer Crop

How many times have you heard this line? You’re out with friends and everyone’s placing their drink orders. You ask the typical “what’s on tap” question and you get THAT look. You know – THE LOOK! The one that says, “I wouldn’t drink that if I were you” because everyone knows the unspoken truth – beer gives you a potbelly that rivals Homer Simpson. Yeah… …

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Funky Turns Two: Craft Beer At Its Finest

Q the Cruzan Foodie - May 30, 2015
Morning Wood Beer

It seems like it was just yesterday someone uttered the term “craft beer” to me. I honestly turned around and asked “what the heck is that?” Unbeknownst to little ol’ me, this recent beverage craze would take the culinary world by storm and I’d see it transform right before my eyes. Enter Funky Buddha Brewery. Founded back in 2010, these beer craftmasters opened a 40,000 …

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