Brooklyn 1 and other stuffs…

I finally picked up the special release of Brooklyn 1. No thanks to Gary who never got me the tasting notes for it, I am finally experiencing it first hand. I dare say I quite like it. It poures with a volumunous rocky head of foam and the flavors are just fantastic. The beer lives…

Measurements and Gravities…

I transfered the Irish Rye to secondary today. I knew that I had gotten a slightly better yield than expected on the night I brewed it. It was when I was overflowing my carboy when I realized that I had way more beer than I originally expected. Doing some new calculations I actually ended up…

Great beer is meant to be shared

We all know what tomorrow is (or today depending on when this posts)… Traditionally, we have been brought up on VD being a day for wine and candle lit dining. Women, as we have been led to believe most of our lives, don’t drink beer. It isn’t graceful or pretty. It is the drink of…

Irish Rye the return…

So tonight brew night returns again. Superbowl Sunday, a night of football and beer. It seems fitting for me to brew tonight then (of course any night is fitting as a brew night). And now I am beginning the brew cycle (at least I think I finally have it figured out). The kickoff is the…

FMCG or other things to vex and perplex us…

I just spent some time updating myself on the world known as the blogosphere or at least in my case the small corner of the beerosphere I tend to enjoy exploring. And with that I now share with you some of the joy and oddness I have encountered. First off, the acronym FMCG, knowledge is…

Death of the high end restaurant…

It is with sadness that I write this. I have come to realize that as an industry the profession of chef and culinarian is on a downward slope. Maybe I am being a bit over dramatic… With the announcement of the closing of the 1913 room at the top of the Amway Grand in Grand…