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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Beer Review: #50 Whiskey Coffee Stout

Brewery:  Jeremy Fass ABV:  6.3% Style:  Stout/Porter Serving:  Growler Bottled Roger Rating:  88% Begin At the Beginning (Aroma) It smelled of toast, chocolate and coffee.  Definitely coffee.  A freshly brewed cup, in fact, the smell that gets you out of bed in the morning.  And a little soy sauce. And Go On (Appearance) It was…

Home Brew Interview: Joe Fellers – Part 3

The second part of this interview with local home brewer Joe Fellers can be discovered here. Therein he talked about local ingredients, legalities and beer trends. Below is the final segment and it gets historical and philosophical. ************************ - So let’s get back to home brewing. Why should people get into home brewing? It's one…

Home Brew Interview: Joe Fellers – Part 2

Here are some additional words from local home brewer, Joe Fellers, from Black Bridge Brewery and the Cartoon Casual podcast. We left off with his experience with yeast culturing.  You can find the first part of the interview here.  Now, read on for Part 2. ***************************************** - So, we’ve talked about beer and cider. What…