I recently went to Relic Brewing for the express purpose of trying the Hiver, a winter ale, that brewer/owner Mark Sigman had concocted for the season.Of course I wasn't opposed to sample the rest of the malty beerific flowing from the taps.Despite the fact that the brewery was fairly busy with a decent crowd of folks…See More
When I was New England Brewing a couple weeks ago, I got a growler filled with Fat-Ten-Er #2. While a was there I got a sniff of the upcoming Fat-ten-er. Mmmm, a milk stout.Fat-Ten-Er #3 was tapped and I've been waiting for a…See More
Our favorite date night locale was all decked out for the holidays! I checked out the beer list scribbled on the mirror over the bar. Score! A beer from a local brewery. By local, I mean really local. Cavalry Brewing is less than 15 miles from the bar. I first had Cavalry Hatch Plug about a year and a half ago. I haven't had one since, so when I saw it on tap at Porky's Cafe during my weekly wings and beer excursion I had to order it.…See More
Sometimes when I'm craving a beer I want something so hoppy it strips the enamel from my teeth. Sometimes I want some thing so malty it's almost chewy. And, sometimes I want something smooth and silky like a good stout.Maybe it's the Czechoslovakian blood flowing through my veins, but when I want to kick back and knock back a few, I usually turn towards a crisp…See More
Big Moose Ale is Saranac's take on the winter warmer. They take a different approach using a a pale ale as base. It is malt forward; which is a standard characteristic of the winter seasonal. What really sets it apart from other beers in this classification is that it is hoppier and lacks the spices…See More
I was sitting at the bar at Prime 16 in Orange doing some "groundwork" for a blog post; sniffing, sipping, observing, taking notes, sipping. It's a difficult job, but somebody's got to do it.I was minding my own business laboring strenuously at the task at hand. When suddenly, from behind me, I hear a…See More
I never need an excuse to drink a Dogfish Head beer. They do not disappoint!So, it was a no brainer to add a bottle to the selection of beers I packed for our annual fall camping trip.Namaste was a perfect choice. It was as clean and crisp as the brisk autumn…See More
I have to admit I'm getting pretty tired of drinking pumpkin beers. I've consumed a lot of different ones in the past couple months - some more than once - and I've had just about enough. Then I came across this bottle of Pumple Drumkin and the cuteness of the pumpkin dude on the label sucked me in and I had…See More
From deep within the recesses of brewer Phil Markowski's mind comes a new seasonal beer that is as tasty and complex as it is beautiful to look at.Two Roads Brewery presents an ale from the crypt, the Route of all Evil.Although generously hoppy, it is not a black IPA. Although intense and roasty, it is not a porter or a stout. It's something in between. A dark…See More
When selecting the beers to take on our annual fall camping trip, I immediately included the bottle of Damnation Ale. I thought it would be an appropriate beer to enjoy while toasting my tootsies in front of a raging campfire. I was right! Damnation…See More
Hello, welcome to Beer Bloggers Unite. This is a great site to network with craft beer lovers. I blog with my buddies here: http://beerbloggingbuddies.blogspot.com. We are three in-experienced beer experts. Tell us about yourself.
I am by no means an expert on beer . . . other than the fact that I love it. I typically drink several new-to-me beers a week and I wanted to share my experiences with others . . . so, now I'm blogging about the beers I drink. I specifically like micro and craft brews the best but I'm not a beer snob. I'll try just about anything once.
I love visiting brew pubs and breweries the most to gain the full perspective of the brewer and how a particular beer is made.
My review blog is here but I also have another blog that I use to share my experiences cooking, canning, crafting, gardening and all manner of other stuff . . . mostly cooking and cocktails.
So that is me.
This evening hubby and I will be joining the end of the month party at New England Brewing. I'm looking forward to sampling all of their beers! And then blogging about it, of course!