Black Bridge Beer Preview: Hop Tart

Here’s some motivation to participate in the corn hole tournament at Black Bridge: recent winners of the tourney were invited to be collaborators on a new B3 brew. They are designing and brewing a rhubarb pale ale. It shall be a standard American Pale Ale, so we can expect a golden to amber malty body…

Wagonwheel by Black Bridge Brewery

There is future and there is past and there is mystery in a glass. It is called Wagonwheel, a brown ale from Black Bridge. I've written briefly about it before. Here's another taste. That Smell ... It smells like paint. Well, maybe some stain fell off the wagon and into the brewing vessels. Weird. In…

Dark Penance by Founders Brewing

That word, penance, it intrigued me.  So I did what an intrigued person would do.  I visited OneLook.com and perused the definitions of the word.  Here was the first one displayed: "punishment or suffering that you accept, especially because of your religious beliefs, to show that you are sorry for something bad that you have…

Why Don’t I Home Brew?

For good or ill I began making calculations. See, when people ask me if I'm still making beer my answer is "no." They ask why. I say, "Just out of money and time." Let’s talk expense. During this past weekend and the one prior I’ve spent a combined total of approximately $70 on beer, either…