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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- I saw the re-branded Private Reserve and decided to give it a whirl for the first time in a long time. This Rogue Brewing beer tastes a little thin for a Belgian dark. Little sour tang and very fruit forward which I wasn’t expecting despite
On December 12, 2017, a remarkable event took place in our nation's capital when Republicans and Democrats united over something we all love: homebrew and independent bee Read More The post AHA Issues Awards in the 2nd Annual Capitol Hill Staff Compe
Guinness was currying favour with the geeks when it set out an impressive array of guest beers for its International Stout Day celebrations at The Open Gate Brewery last month. Eight beers from three countries were new to me, though it was good to se
Today is the birthday of Joseph Fallert (December 16, 1841-July 4, 1893). He was born in Achern in Western Baden-Wrttemberg, Germany in either 1841 or 1842 (sources vary), but moved to New York City when he was fifteen, in 1856, and worked for severa
After a series of week-long special event parties, Yard House opened its Sawgrass Mills location to the public last Saturday 12/9 at 8pm! I was fortunate enough to be invited to check out the new place in the last party before that happened.I was exp
Next stop, NY and Southern Tier for their ode to Old Man Winter…Next stop, NY and Southern Tier for their ode to Old Man Winter…
MONDAY BEER & WINE LINKS, 12.11.17 Adminstrative note: Monday links will be on hiatus until Jan. 8. Get your weekly links fix from Boak & Bailey, consider the not-quite-every-week suggestions from Timely Tipple or Alan McLeod, or wa
It's probably safe to say that most homebrewers would be more than honored to have their recipes poured on commercial taps, and some have been lucky enough to have that opportunity. With the Great American Beer Festival Pro-Am Competition, you don't
Of the four primary ingredients in beer malt, hops, yeast and water the selection of malts is probably the least understood by beer drinkers. Its relatively easy to distinguish the effects of various hop varieties in juicy IPAs, but more difficult to
I confess that I have been most remiss in my marking of International Stout Day up until now. 2017's iteration would likely have passed me by also, were it not for the invitation from Diageo to attend worship in St. James's Gate. The feast day's foun
On this episode of Brew Strong Jamil and John Palmer answer listener questions on raw wheat, when to add salts and when to raise fermentationRead more The post Brew Strong Fermentation and Temp Q and A appeared first on The Brewing Network.On this ep
Today is the 34th birthday of Nicole Erny, a certified Master Cicerone and passionate beer lover, who used to work at The Trappist and as a “Beer Ambassador” at the CommonWealth Cafe & Public House, both in beautiful downt
All of you have seen Bud's TV push on their Budweiser 1933 Repeal Reserve Amber Lager on commercials. It should be awesome, right? They rolled out their old label and bottle and some stuff about repealing prohibition, but this is just Bud right?Nope.
Friday’s ad is for Guinness, from 1932. While the best known Guinness ads were undoubtedly the ones created by John Gilroy, Guinness had other creative ads throughout the same period and afterward, too, which are often overlooked. This ad,
In honor of this months Extreme Beer Fest, lets suggest three beers that are extreme in ABV and ingredients. And lets keep it Californian too, while we are at it… ~LIGHT Almanac/ Nectarine Cobbler7.2% ABV “Nectarine Cobbler is our
Follow this recipe to make your own potato latkes, and pair it with the perfect English-style bitter beer (homebrew recipe included)! Read More The post The Homebrewer’s Table: Spent Grain Latkes & Avocado Cream Paired With English
Way back in September, the PR firm for the supermarket Aldi sent me a no-strings 20 voucher. The German discounter has been upping its game recently, as part of the bigger war between the grocery giants, which has had beer as one of the fronts for a
Once you’ve condensed what might be an entire post to a blurb that fits on the back of a book it may not rehydrate easily, not even with a healthy dose of beer. So this is what I wrote about Beer is for Everyone!: “The value of a
Stone Brewing released another "Enjoy By" beer recently, this time an unfiltered IPA due by 12.25.17, an Enjoy By Christmas beer! This can is "Joyously Fresh," canned on 11/19/2017. 9.4% alcohol.Stone Enjoy By 12.25.17 Unfiltered IPA has a beautiful
Augusta. Kittery. Bridgton. Ellsworth. Machias. These places have something in common: their first brewery recently opened. In fact, over a dozen breweries have opened in Maine since last November, and only one (Ebenezers Brewpub, in Brunswick) has c
In this episode of Brew Strong, Jamil and John Palmer take listener questions on mashing. They discuss protein rests, oxydation of IPAs, batch lautering speed,Read more The post Brew Strong Mash Q and A appeared first on The Brewing Network.In this e
Today is Zamenhof Day, which is also sometimes called Esperanto Literature Day and Esperanto Day. It’s today because it’s the birthday of Ludwik Lejzer Zamenhof, usually known as L.L. Zamenhof. As you probably know, I’m
Staying in southern climes and in the same IPA style we head to NoDa Brewing Co. for their Happy and Hoppy Holidays. I prefer the Mrs. Claus can.Staying in southern climes and in the same IPA style we head to NoDa Brewing Co. for their Happy and Hopp
Do beer drinkers build up a resistance to hops? It’s a question that’s surrounded by controversy and uncertainty, with experts from all over giving their input on the matter. In 2005, Vinnie Cilurzo at Russian River Brewing coined
I haven't mentioned the Scott Duff pub in my week of Milan posts yet, even though we visited it on three of the four days we were there. It's a roomy and rambling venue, the large tables and tiled floor reminding me most of a central European inn whe
MONDAY BEER & WINE LINKS, 12.04.17 – “I guess we have to talk about Dilly Dilly.” No, actually, we do not. To his credit, Jeff Alworth, points out that we live in little silos. Dilly Dilly has not made its way i
Quad Day 2017 (#QuadDay) was FANTASTIC! It started with a bottle of this awesome Quad and progressed into a party at my house celebrating my birthday and our new backyard featuring a travertine patio with a beautiful pergola! How did you celebrate th
My GPS became agitated as I approached the riverfront. It couldn’t seem to decide whether I’d already passed my supposed destination or if I should continue further. As I circled the block, nearly turning the wrong way down a one-
Brew Strong is back this week with one of their most popular topics of all time; water. In this episode Jamil and John Palmer digRead more The post Brew Strong Brewing Water Questions appeared first on The Brewing Network.Brew Strong is back this wee
Thursday’s ad is for Guinness, from 1932. While the best known Guinness ads were undoubtedly the ones created by John Gilroy, Guinness had other creative ads throughout the same period and afterward, too, which are often overlooked. This ad
An early economic gift popped up over social media from the California Craft Brewers Association…. 5 years and 587 breweries started up in California. That is amazing. And my eye picked out another pair of numbers that might be even more im
The AHA celebrates its 39th anniversary by sharing the original issue of Zymurgy magazine. Read More The post American Homebrewers Association and Zymurgy Magazine Celebrate 39 Years! appeared first on American Homebrewers Association.The AHA celebra
Alessio Selvaggio heads up Unionbirrai, the Italian microbreweries' association which is affiliated with the European Beer Consumers Union. He also owns a brewery, Croce di Malto, in Trecate. For the EBCU's autumn meeting in Monza, he brought one of
Your dream beer festival? Free admission? Nothing but 100-point rarities you’ve never tasted before? Only local beers? Only brewers pouring? Only eight-ounce servings (or 1 or 4 or 16)? No lines? Host Brian Yaeger has asked us to write abou
NightLife Brewing Company had their grand opening October 7, 2017. That's approximately 2 years after last night's bartender started growing his epic beard! NightLife is located under one of Marlins Park's parking garages, pretty sweet location.But o
Jamil and John Palmer welcome their Swedish brewer friends Magnus and Dan-Magnus to the program to talk about craft beer in Sweden. After attending theRead more The post Brew Strong Craft Beer Sweden appeared first on The Brewing Network.Jamil and Jo
Today is the birthday of Simon Fishel (December 14,1846-January 31, 1917). He was born in Bohemia, came to the United States, and was married to Rosa Zucker (also originally from Bohemia) in 1870. In 1892, Wenzl Medlin founded the Bohemian Brewery an
Georgia is Santa’s next stop for some southern IPA that is surely not a misfit for the current popular style, Island of Misfits from Red Hare.Georgia is Santa’s next stop for some southern IPA that is surely not a misfit for the c
Few beers can be called "meaty" in both the figurative and literal senses of the word. Expedition Stout, from Bell's Brewery in Kalamazoo, Mich., is one. Based on the strong, well hopped ales that England once shipped to the czar's court, Expedition
Early on a dark and dismal Saturday morning in October, Dr John and I made our way through northern Milan to Porta Garibaldi station. The venue for the second day of the autumn EBCU meeting was Monza, a small city around 20 minutes north of the metro
MONDAY BEER & WINE LINKS, 11.27.17 Rather than finishing with something from Twitter this week start with this (click on the date to see the full exchange). The idea that a beer writer known for complaining is somehow important, but a produc
Tampa Bay Brewing's local rep Dan Von Husen was pouring some Last Days of Summer Fruited Sour Ale last month at Grovetoberfest! I was sipping some Reef Donkey, but Dan was having a ball with the thousands of attendees!Anyway, a day later, I grabbed a
This week on Brew Strong, Jamil and John Palmer discuss the science of Free Amino Nitrogen in your brewing process. FANs are prime building blocksRead more The post Brew Strong Free Amino Nitrogen appeared first on The Brewing Network.This week on Br
Wednesday’s ad is for Guinness, from 1929. While the best known Guinness ads were undoubtedly the ones created by John Gilroy, Guinness had other creative ads throughout the same period and afterward, too, which are often overlooked. This a
As I was doing some CyberMonday shopping, I came across this from the fun website ThinkGeek. Don’t know if I would order it except for a gag but thought I would pass it on to those who like to tease people at Christmas. As I was doing some
Lamb and mint are a classic pairing, and despite my best efforts, I havent been able to find a historic reason for why these two are irresistible side by side. Either way, this fresh herb and full-flavored meat have been known to be served together a
I promised you a brewery in yesterday's post, and yes our group of delegates from EBCU did indeed visit Birrificio Lambrate on our visit to Milan in October. We got the full tour of this ever-evolving 1996-vintage micro, but didn't get any beer. That
MONDAY BEER & WINE LINKS, 11.20.17 A few things I’ve read in the last week or so that you might be interested in. – Josh Noel suggests sugary pastry stouts are a sign craft beer is forgetting what beer tastes like. &#
Coppertail Brewing recently added WHOOPS! to its Florida Weisse Series, this time including Cranberry and Hibiscus into the Berliner Weisse base. The label art is as always very fun, and includes Cr and Hb Periodic Table entries for this beers additi
John Blichmann from Blichmann Engineering joins Jamil and John Palmer again, this time to talk about his triple mashing experiments. What is triple mashing youRead more The post Brew Strong Triple Mashing appeared first on The Brewing Network.John Bl