Month / October 2013

Jargon is the use of words to mean something other than their dictionary meaning. In this case the words Belgian Lace have little to do with the country mentioned or the fabric alluded to. Of course there is no doubt that fermented malt beverages brewed, fermented and packaged in Belgium may be endowed with “Belgian […]

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They say this is the evolution of the Beer Geek…   Class dismissed!

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This post is a bit of an indulgence regarding my relationship to a particular beer, a particular restaurant, some fine people and the passing of time. The beer is Harpoon India Pale Ale. It began in the fall of 1999 when I sent a copy of my then just published book Cooking & Eating with […]

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Alt-Toberfest comes to Williamsburg Food Karma Projects is closing out the fall Fest season with a bang! We know Oktoberfest is over, so on Saturday, October 26th from noon to 9 p.m. we’ll be producing an “alt” experience with BBQ, craft beer, tap dancing and a Sam Adams Stein-hoisting competition, featuring Chili Takedown maestro Matt […]

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Sip a beer, ale, stout or porter and after that first cool refreshing sensation the sweet grain flavors bloom and make good on the promises of the aromatics experienced just before you took that first sip. Then there is another flavor that can take a bit of looking for. Should you be sipping something called […]

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Word for word this is the first issue of BeerBasics.com I can find. Have an earlier issue? Let me know! Echoes from 2009… Greetings, First of all I hope all of you in Canada, a sincere wish for a happy and healthy Thanksgiving Day. For those of you who live in the United States I […]

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I don’t remember chemistry being this understandable…

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The political and economic situation that members of our Federal Government find them in is a situation that has an obvious, so far overlooked, answer… beer. Stop and look at the situation with the goggles of bias removed. Think of all of the folks involved in this situation as naked. Better not. There are some […]

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Beer Pouring 101 – From the Bottle to the Glass. Pouring beer is not a simple thing. This is hard to explain to the buddy who can’t comprehend the “No glass no class.” school of drinking. Nevertheless, you should make a good faith effort to show them how satisfying it is to pour a proper […]

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A visual treat for a grey Monday…   by popchartlab. Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually.  

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