Making noise in the blogosphere with beer.
Added by Brauista on December 12, 2013 at 4:04pm — No Comments
Shebeen is without a doubt one of the best new Connecticut breweries. Brewmaster, Rich Visco, has created a line-up of beers that is truly inspired.
My favorite is the Cannoli Beer (5.2% ABV) is a spiced American Pale Ale brewed with cinnamon, nutmeg and bourbon…
Added by Brauista on December 11, 2013 at 11:27am — No Comments
I've been hearing rumblings about how great Firefly Hollow Brewing is. I had to find out for myself and finally made the trek up there to check them out. I wasn't disappointed.
The brewery is located in an old factory building. I opened the door to…
Added by Brauista on December 10, 2013 at 2:39pm — No Comments
Added by Brauista on December 9, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments
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…
Added by Brauista on December 8, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Anyone have any tips for increasing one's number of Facebook "Likes"? I have had better luck with Twitter, where I can chat a little, follow someone, retweet, etc. and gain followers. But Facebook is a greater challenge. Does anyone have any good tips? My Facebook page is gaining, but at a very slow pace. The page is:
What has worked for you?
P.S: Follow me and I will follow…Continue
Added by Bryan Carey on December 6, 2013 at 11:46pm — No Comments
Christmas is coming! My mum used to love this time of the year - for as she used to say it was the only time she got to strangle a turkey! [read more]
Added by J P Nicoll on December 5, 2013 at 12:02am — No Comments
Added by The Beer Wrangler on December 4, 2013 at 8:04am — No Comments
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,…
Added by Brauista on November 30, 2013 at 9:15am — No Comments
Thanksgiving is probably my favorite holiday of the year. Yes, of course, I love the sparkling lights and candy cane lanes of Christmas. And yeah, I may be over twelve, but I still look forward to blowing out those candles on my birthday apple pie (What? Like that doesn't sound utterly amazing once you think about it.) But Thanksgiving will always hold a special place in my heart as a perfect sort of holiday. It seems to me that every other day of the year we obsess over the things we…Continue
Added by Marie Cummins on November 25, 2013 at 1:06pm — No Comments
Added by Jonathan Gharbi on November 25, 2013 at 12:49pm — No Comments
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…
Added by Brauista on November 25, 2013 at 10:47am — No Comments
People who frankly I've never heard of eating all manner of Australian hemipterans and bugs - supposedly in the name of entertainment. Why bring the bug-eaters back, anyway? And if you're really unlucky there's Piers Morgan! Cue the open window of a second floor flat and one moment of pain, perhaps? Read more >…Continue
Added by J P Nicoll on November 22, 2013 at 4:02pm — No Comments
But as the competition went on it became clear that this time, Ruby's concern that her baking wasn't up to much may have had some truth to it and no amount of pouting could convince Hollywood and his co-judge Halle Berry to let her off lightly this time. I blame hand temperature - can't be easy keepng your hands cold during all that baking! - read more > …Continue
Added by J P Nicoll on November 22, 2013 at 3:59pm — No Comments
By all accounts, a good time was had by all.
We had Jaime modelling the latest Porky's fashion. And Katalin held up the bar in grand style.
Everything was great. There was even a new-to-me beer on tap. However, when I saw…
Added by Brauista on November 22, 2013 at 1:01pm — No Comments
Added by Brauista on November 21, 2013 at 2:35pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Brauista on November 21, 2013 at 12:49pm — No Comments
As the cold sets in and the snowflakes fly, my thoughts turn to winter warmers; beer that is always big on sweet malts, sometimes spiced, and often emboldened by alcohol warmth.
Wassail Ale by Woodstock Inn Brewery fills that bill. It is a malt…
Added by Brauista on November 19, 2013 at 1:17pm — No Comments
I was across the way at Woodbridge Trading Post making a small purchase - literally, it wassmall. As I was leaving I
spied some empty NEBCO growlers on the counter by the door. I was like "Ooo, we should stop and grab some beer while we're in the neighborhood."
The proprietor and all around good guy said to take a growler to get filled; that's what they're there for. Really, Mike keeps…
Added by Brauista on November 18, 2013 at 10:13pm — No Comments
'tis the season for holiday ales and Two Roads Brewery recently released their second annual batch of the what the brewry refers to as a Bière De Noël.
The first release of Holiday Ale was a small batch that was available for a only short time. It was not bottled and was served on tap at the brewery. I was lucky enough to try it.…
Added by Brauista on November 18, 2013 at 4:24pm — No Comments