Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Saturday, February 25, 2006
Friday, February 24, 2006
- Over at RateBeer, 'bollocks' is how one writer refers to the subject in this long, but well-articulated, argument
- A content-heavy review, as you might expect, at Wikipedia
- Curious material at German-Way.com, but you can't argue with "...Beer is such a vital part of the culture that the right to drink beer is even written into some labor contracts, and a beer with lunch in the factory cafeteria is taken for granted...."
- A brewery in the Rocky Mountains in the State of Montana claiming to comply with the Purity Law
- And, finally, a BBC news item describing the loosening of the law???
- Of course, search through Beer Advocate postings and you'll find plenty of commentary on this subject
Thursday, February 23, 2006
Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Monday, February 20, 2006
Sunday, February 19, 2006
Thursday, February 16, 2006
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Sunday, February 12, 2006
Saturday, February 11, 2006
Friday, February 10, 2006
Thursday, February 09, 2006
After brewing the Stoutenporter I was a little hesitant. Sometimes I’m preoccupied with the process and not objective enough to determine what it really tastes like. I didn't like it when it was warm out of the fermenter. I decided to reserve judgment until it was cooler and carbonated in the keg. In the back of my mind I was a little concerned that I wasted all that malt.
I'm sure many of you have experienced these feelings before. I usually feel that way when I cook something new for my family. I usually say stuff like, “Too much garlic?” or “Was it cooked too long.” Sometimes they say, “This isn't too bad." or "It’s not my thing." When I brew beer I’m patiently waiting for that honest opinion. That little shred of proof that it doesn’t suck. When you make a high gravity beer like the Stoutenporter you might not find too many people willing to drink it. So how do you get that if you can't share it? Picture a tar black beverage that you could float a quarter on.
Yesterday, after work I pulled some from the keg into a wine glass, sat down at the kitchen table and had another taste. I thought, "It is better now that it is chilled." Then I saw the piece de resistance, left over cake from the superbowl party. That's right a yellow cake with the Steeler logo on it :-)
Tune in tomorrow when I talk more about my new beer and cake diet ;-)