No Brakes by Black Bridge Brewery

The anniversary is upon us again. Seven years of brilliantly and locally brewed beer. As many of you probably know there has been a change of ownership at the brewery in the past year. While ownership changes can be detrimental, at time, they can also send a business off on a new trajectory that is…

Two Beery Things

Thing 1: Local craft beer adds an element of delectation to the joy of home brewing. During my current session of home brewing a Belgian pale ale I consumed a growler of Black Bridge's Forbidden Red. Think of it as a slightly drier, thinner version of 80 Shilling, one of my perennial favorites. Forbidden has…

Coppertop Alehouse

A few weeks ago I was able to go to Prescott, Arizona with Karry from Black Bridge Brewery here in Kingman.  One of the places he was adamant about us visiting was Coppertop Alehouse.   It is on Montezuma Street, in the proximity of Whiskey Row, and it's a tiny place, the proverbial hole in the…

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…