The Barrels

The barrels are on cradles in a back corner of Black Bridge Brewery by the roll up door leading to the patio.  One looks charred and beaten, the other is oakishly white and new-ish.  Both contain beers - as you would expect in a brewery.  The weathered barrel is a from a 10 year old…

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In Review of A Beer: Legend of Tom by Black Bridge Brewery

***Update: So, yeah, I'm just an amateur at this drink tasting/reviewing thing. It was BRANDY barrels, not RUM. My bad. I repent in dust & ashes and all. Trust not the reviews on this blog. Well okay, this is still a really good beer.*** As this Saturday, August 12, marks the fourth year of operations…

Session 67 – How Many Breweries in 2017

In order to respond to this months Session, we can begin with some simple facts. Beer Sales The sale of craft beer has remained strong for several years, averaging eight percent growth per year for the past five years; this despite overall beer sales dropping. The number of breweries has also grown for the past…

(Insert Your Own “what the!” Expressions)

So my best friend brought over a Lost Abbey beer that he bought well over a year ago.  It's The Angel's Share from Port Brewing.  That is Tomme Arthur's place, and he's got brilliant beers there.  This one is no exception.  According to the bottle, the titular angel's share is a distilling term.  "Over time,…