Every season (you know, winter, spring summer or fall type seasons) I write a beer and food pairing series featuring the Wolf Creek Brewery and menu items available at their restaurants. However, this series wouldn't be as rich and educational if it weren't for all "special guest palates" I bring with me to these pairing sessions. My guests and their palates broaden my flavor knowledge and vocabulary and help me discover new beer pairing options with each bite.
This current Wolf Creek Pairing Series features Chris O'Neal a staff writer for the VCReporter and Bec O'Neal, a beer specialist for the Oxnard Whole Foods and my pints&pairings co-host Jason Hendrick.
Can you believe 5 O'clock Somewhere is responsible for our friendship!? In fact, that is how we met. We got together to drink some beer and talk about beer geeky things and recorded the session for a VC Reporter podcast.
Podcast can be located HERE.
Bec maybe 1/2 my age, but she has some serious beer knowledge. She started her beer career working as a beer educator for Brew Dog, she is a Certified Beer Server and she is the brains behind the blog The Hop Zealot, a beer guide to Ventura County.