SEE YOU AFTER LABOR DAY!
Month / August 2012
Pumpkin beer has its fans and its detractors. As mentioned in previous rants, Bill Owens should be considered the “Father of Pumpkin Beer”. This is despite the fact that there was no pumpkin in the final product. There was a time when brewers of fermented beverages had to resort to the use of any inexpensive Read More
Brooklyn Brewery 79 North 11th Street Brooklyn, NY 11211-1913 (718) 486-7422(718) 486-7422Preface: This 12 oz. bottle of Brooklyn Post Road Pumpkin Ale was sent to me via delivery service last week. There is a note stamped on the bottom: “BB Jan 2013 1742 15:47” The following notes are made after a mouth wash with room Read More
The picture above is a bowl of mussels in white wine and garlic herbed broth, a Pale Ale and, yes, tomato catsup/ketchup with the fried frenched potatoes. The essential, particular aroma and flavor of farmed mussels combines a saline sea-salt and Piscean pungency that find flavor friends in the garlic tang and slightly acidic wine. Read More
Happy birthday “Skinny McWilliams”! (All together now… “Who’s “Skinny McWilliams”?) She and I pictured below… The event was a Boston Beer presentation in 2001 featuring Julia Child, Jasper White and other cookbook authors. The photo above was taken when we traded books… Yes, I have a first edition of French Cooking… inscribed. The nickname was Read More
It’s been a long time and more than a few since but yes… I remember my first one. A week before the Senior Prom at a high school in a suburban enclave for mid-level corporate executives, a few dozen classmates let it be known that they were going to throw a “kick-ass” party to cap Read More
Find something you want to know more about! Celebrating with suds: Frederick’s newest brewery holds inaugural … Frederick News Post Brewmaster Tom Flores said the brewery, which makes beer for Brewer’s Alley and also recently unveiled its own Riot Rye Pale Ale, now has the capacity to … Idaho State Police’s Official Response to 10 Read More