Another day, another FMCG

Is it just me or does it seem to you that when a company reaches a certain point they tend to lose a certain something about what it is they are doing?  So I watched this video earlier today.  For me, I found Annette Alvarez-Peters view on wine to be unsurprising.  It was just a…

Wow Rack

When you hear about Napoleon beer and food are probably some of the last things that come to mind.  We think of a short Corsican who not only was a general of the French army during the French Revolution but then later became Emperor of France.  This same man attempted his own bid at conquering…

The Cask

If you are a regular reader here, you may have caught some of the trends of things I enjoy talking about.  A big hot button being real ale or cask conditioned beer.  Eventually I may actually finish the current kegerator project, which will mean it is time for another big pub project.  Doing a little…

On a nerdy roll…

I fully admit to being a fantasy, sci fi, DnD geek.  I have been a gamer for somewhere around 30 years, long before it was cool (is it cool yet?).  Of course there will always be different levels of game geeks; closet gamers (fantasy league players), video gamers (from hard core griefers to care bear…

Getting a little nerdy up in here…

I have been reading Noonan’s book New Brewing Lager Beer again, and I ran across something that I seem to have missed in previous readings.  In the section on yeast he mentions some names I don’t recall from the original discoveries and research into yeast during the 1800s.  If you have done any reading on…

quick note

I transferred the Cascadian last night to secondary.  It should finish out pretty close to 8% when all is said and done.  I think I might lager it for a bit as well, give it some time for the flavors to marry.  Currently there is a hotness (alcohol heat) that stands out a bit more…

Beer Purity…

Today is the day that the Reinheitsbegot was signed into law back in 1516.  We understand its implication, that beer be made of three things water, barley, and hops (yeast was added in later, after it was discovered).  But we tend to forget about the why.  Before hops were fully accepted (even used for that…