Home-brewed Blonde

The last few years have been spent doing more craft beer consumption than home-brew production. But after a few home-brew club meetings I was motivated to buy a large bag of pale malt. It will serve as my base grain for many future home-brews. In past decades I've always ordered my grains milled, or cracked,…

Flight of the Cricket – Six Beers from Rickety Cricket

There are two breweries in Kingman.  I spend most of my beertime at Black Bridge.  It was the first and it is still my favorite.  However, I do need to spend some effort on Rickety Cricket's beer.  After all, this blog is about the Beer World of Kingman.  And so, for you, the community, I…

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 Blond(e)

Thanks to OED I have a better grasp on the proper spelling of 'blonde' in context. On this blog, therefore, I shall restrict myself henceforth to the spelling "blond" for that is, evidently, the proper form when referring to an inanimate object. Now I just need to fully grasp exactly what a blond ale is…

The Brewer’s Barrel

It's been thirteen months since I have brewed a beer.  It's been approximately twenty-five months since I have brewed a successful beer.  Yeah, the last one just, sort of, kinda, well ... exploded.  I had planned an awesome Winter of Brewing, beginning in October of 2012.  This did not occur.  Life conspires.  Time expires. As…