Gender Roles and Brewing

One of the first axioms learned in home brewing is Charlie Papazian's Proverb:  "Relax.  Don't worry.  Have a home brew."  Two weeks ago I heard that refrain on the Brewing Patio at Black Bridge.  A Belgian Blonde was being brewed by two women, Rachel & Sharon.  They were both questioning temperature as the beer was…

The B3 Brunch Redux

Black Bridge is hosting breakfast again. This time the brunch is catered by Sirens Cafe, a restaurant next door to our venerable nanobrewery. The menu is quite different from the previous offerings, but Carmella usually does good work so I was optimistic.    We started with drinks: a beermosa made with Lil Orange Van, Oktoberfest…

Weekend Beer Recommendations

For October 6-8, 2017 Here are my recommendations for what you should be drinking.  You do what you want, of course. Homebrew.  If you have it at home it should be your first choice.  Prime your weekend of beer with a brew of your own.  I have Shistory Saison.  It's a very brown saison with…

Containers and the Local

The city council meeting tonight, July 5, had one item on the agenda that could have deleterious effects on the craft brewing scene locally.  It was this: Public hearing and consideration of Ordinance No. 1828 amending Subsection 26.820 of the Zoning Ordinance of City of Kingman to allow storage containers on properties in the C-2…

Sale of Lagunitas Brewing

Evidently, Lagunitas Brewing finally gave in and sold the rest of themselves to Heineken.  I will not discuss the merits or demerits of said sale, that is for you, the drinkers to decide.  I occasionally enjoyed Lagunitas beers, but they were never in the upper echelons of my "To Drink" list.  But the brewery has…