Holy Water by Black Bridge

It's a Belgian Pale ale. It's sharp golden brown. Very woody, barky, smoky Slight carbonation Sticky body Smells like wood, too, oak Good example of style Can't get enough. Who'd have guessed drinking tree bits would be so fabulous?

Slaughterhouse IPA by Black Bridge

I am not a fan of IPA (India Pale Ale). Unthinkingly epitomizes the dark side of American craft beer - the indefatigable urge they seem to have to shove more hops than humanly necessary into a batch of beer whose body can't balance the influx of all those alpha acids. The beers seem hop bloated,…

Made In the Shade Beer Festival

The wife and I arrived around noon at the Cocnino Fairgrounds in Flagstaff, AZ. It was June 22nd, a clear, warm, sunny day in Flagstaff, with a few gusts of wind - the same gusts that have been plaguing us here in Kingman. I was distressed that they followed us to our getaway. We checked…

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…