Brewery Spotlight: Barking Cat Brewing

Starting from scratch… That’s what they call it when you start at ground zero, with little more than your guts and your drive to build something from next to nothing.  And it does take guts, but it takes something more, it takes vision, a dream if you will.  To an outsider, it isn’t apparent until…

Brewing software

I am always on the lookout for new or different brewing software.  Probably because I don’t have the time or energy to figure it all out on my own.  Anyway, not too long ago Mark over at Must Love Beer posted something about Brewtarget, an open source recipe formulation program.  I have only recently taken…

Brew Tech

I have been pondering the Cascadian ale off and on again lately.  One of the things that has been a concern has been the dark color without the flavor additions.  It would seem that if you brew in a “traditional” way you will end up with some dark bitterness and roasted qualities to the beer. …

The possibilities…

I have been thinking lately of what could be a really cool brewery.  You know with me it would have to be something a bit different than what everyone else is doing.  I like what they are doing over at Wolvering Brewing with an all lager line up.  Gah, I still need to head over…

Almost there

I transfered the Session Bitters earlier today.  It will definately be ready for Session Day on April 7th.  Looking at the beer as it is right now, it is a touch darker than I was anticipating.  It went a step past deep gold to more of a reddish gold.  The flavor is pretty good, though…

Empanada, it’s what’s for dinner…

I hit a realization while filming this week.  When you study food, drink, and culture you see patterns, where foods have a common theme.  The pattern I found was with pastys and empanadas.  Pastys are a Welsh meat pie similar to a pot pie.  Empanadas are of Spanish, Carribean, and Mexican origin (most likely Spanish). …

And the hype continues

As the media train continues to plow forward, I am sure we all know by now that Bell’s Oberron is available again.  For the past few days we have heard nothing but raves of its greatness and anything else the media circus can throw in.  But then I ran across this article earlier today.  I…