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…

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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…

A Belgian Inspired Imperial Porter

A new beer will soon be debuting at Black Bridge. Here's a quick encapsulation.  Remember in Star Wars (okay, Episode IV: A New Hope) when Luke and Han and Chewie and the droids that everyone was looking for were in a control room on the Death Star and R2-D2 locates Leia and Luke wants to rescue…