Building the Oast (Hop Head Farms)

Hop Head Farms has been busy not only getting ready for this coming growing season but also with expansion. Back in February we took a look at the hop field expansion. This expansion will be taking their growing space from 15 acres to 30 acres. Their next big project is the buildout on their German…

Saint George and the Dragon

While reading the Rodenbach section in the book The Great Beers of Belgium Michael Jackson mentions a relation of beer to Saint George.  Saint George is the patron saint of England but also much more than that.  The myth protrays him as the slayer of the dragon.  This is a story that many of us…

Welcome to the world

Today is an off day. There is quite a bit happening that prevents getting too much else done. What does this all mean? Today was the freshness date for my grand daughter. She was born at 4:50pm. 6 lbs 4 oz and 19.5 inches.

Imperial Beverage Special events

Every once in a while I get to do something cool. This month I was invited to the Imperial Beverage trade show that was held in the early part of April. Now I know you are thinking, “what exactly is a tradeshow for a beverage distributor?” I wondered the same thing. In my mind I…

Biscotti

You know those times when you shouldn’t say anything but you just can’t help yourself? My wife mentioned recently that she really wanted some biscotti to go with her coffee. I, of course, say “Oh ya, I can make biscotti.” So guess what we are making today… Ingredients: 3 1/4 cup all purpose flour 1/2…

Bilbo’s Pizza

In 1976 John Hindman and Charlie Konett were merely college friends. But it was then that they decided to also become business partners. The original Bilbo’s pizza came from this decision. Little did they know they would build a business that would not only last over 35 years but also be a haven for their…

Bitters and Milds

As I mentioned last week, we will be exploring session beers this month. To start the exploration we will look at a couple classic session beer styles. Both of these come from classic beer styles. These beers are the English Style Bitters and the Mild ale. When looking at these beers it is almost a…