Oculto by Broken Barrel Brewing Company

I've had this sixer for weeks now. I know nothing about the brewery it comes from. It says it was aged on tequila barrel staves. Those are the wood strips that comprise a barrel’s body. They couldn't age it IN a barrel? Just on the wooden leftovers.  Hey ... is that like beechwood aging? I…

Rumors of a New Podcast

I have seven podcast subscriptions. Three of them are monthly magazines, two are dedicated to language, one of those being the podcast version of A Way With Words, a brilliant show that utterly changed the way I viewed grammar and dialect.  Number seven is Mission Log, a show all about Star Trek. Yes, I am…

The Kegerator’s Mini-Me: SYNEK

When first I read of the SYNEK beer dispenser my impression was that it was an instant beer brewing machine; an abomination, in other words, Frankensteined from Mr Beer and Keurig for the mad consumerism of the West. I dismissed it out of hand, believing that real beer requires the patience and vision of an…

Brewsed on Wednesday

Yesterday was a mental disaster. I do not foresee today being an improvement as it will require a large payment for a car repair. Let the brewsing begin ... I made my own coffee this morning (picture forthcoming) Checked the various scheduling screens in the plant via VNC Ran the daily production sheets 30 minutes…

A Twelve Two Brewsing

Yesterday did, indeed, end with freshly brewed iced tea. And then today started. Yes, the other car was low on water; it obviously has a leak. Oh, good! I had so hoped that was the case since I'm already spending over $1000 on the Honda! Thanks!! Ran the production reports Vendor arrived to drop off…