A neat interview with a brewer who is interested in using sustainable systems for brewing and the farm he’s got to help him do just that. One thing I find amusing is that his brewery became the first one since Prohibition to grow, malt, and brew all their own ingredients. Everything old really is new … Continue reading Seed To Glass
This is the winter ale that I’d made with my friend Miranda, something I’d mentioned back in December. It’s ready now and.. Well, it’s good! And I screwed it up. (I also didn’t get a picture of it before I drank it all!) It tastes good, don’t get me wrong: hearty, warming, molasses, a nice … Continue reading Two Glass Winter
I liked this video on beer glasses-and a bit of glassware history, too. It doesn’t really provide recommendations on which glass helps which kind of style but it’s a fun watch nonetheless.
My friend sent me this Lifehacker link on why there are so many different types of glasses for beer. It’s pretty comprehensive and I found it to be educational enough. The first comment, predictably, says: “Is it beer? Then it goes in a glass.” Essentially saying that the glassware doesn’t matter at all. But that’s … Continue reading Glassware (revisited)
Fuz sent me this link and I just thought it was super cool. Check it out.
I got some of Third Shift‘s amber lager for the Glass Experiment because the last lager was so bad. Also, with 90 degree days coming up this weekend and god knows how much humidity, lager options are good. Finally, this allows me to justify trying something new. For science! From the snifter, we both picked … Continue reading Glass Experiment: Third Shift Amber Lager
I was more excited for this experiment, because I really like the Brew Free or Die IPA from 21st Amendment. First, the snifter and mug were up. The mug did offer nose for me, because head is here, something which dissipates by the time I get to drink it in snifter, even on a repour. … Continue reading Glass Experiment: Brew Free or Die IPA
After the last disaster, I decided to go with something that I know is good, regardless of the glass: Duchesse de Bourgogne. First, we had the schooner and the mug: The schooner offered a nose of cherry and raisin but the mug, unsurprisingly had no nose, but left a bit more sparkle on the tongue … Continue reading Glass Experiment: Duchesse De Bourgogne
In some ways, I’m really glad I had this experience. I just want to say that up front. Because neither of us liked this beer. The schooner had a better nose than the mug, which was a surprise, given previous beers. I got a hint of something lemony. But the mug: nope. Just bitterness at … Continue reading Glass Experiment: Ft. George 1811
For this experiment, I took the lessons from the previous one and only poured two glasses at a time. This let us slow down and appreciate what was going on, which was as relief from the pressure of the last experiment. In addition: Old Rasputin is an imperial stout, which means it’s strong and benefits … Continue reading Glass Experiment: Old Rasputin