Month: May 2015

Ommegang Hennepin a Video Review

Ommegang Hennepin – ABV: 7.7% IBU: 24 I realized that I had never given one of my favorite beer its due diligence. Ommegang Hennepin has been a favorite of mine for years now and its one of the few beers I have bought over and over again throughout the years. So I had to fix the glitch with another one take, no frills video. Sorry there’s no flashy transitions here, no music, no shots of me acting goofy, just me talking and drinking. Watch the video above and leave a comment below....

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Sixpoint Abigale a Video Review

Sixpoint Abigale – ABV:8% IBU:52 I started my craft beer trek with Belgian beers but have since crossed over to the IPA side. So a brewery known for its hopped up approach, brewing Belgian Strong ale, is a must try. Today I video review the beer in a different style from previous videos I’ve done, in one take. If Jay-Z can do it in one take, so can I. Throw your Chimay Glasses up! Notes on Sixpoint Abigale Its a hopped up Belgian Strong Ale and more like a Belgian beer for the IPA lover. Its a riff on a centuries old...

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Philly Beer Week Is Here!

Philly Beer Week One of the biggest beer week’s in the nation, Philly Beer Week, kicks off this week and promises not to disappoint. Hundreds of festivals, dinners, events are jammed into ten days (5/29 – 6/7) and if you’ve ever been to Philly you already know that the city itself already has great beer, add the hundreds of events going on that week and you’re on the road to having a fantastic week. If you’ve never been to Philly there are some notable stops during Philly Beer Week: Monk’s Cafe, Eulogy, Standard Tap and Tria. Philly also gets...

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Decisions, Decisions – What to Brew Next?

You want to brew a new batch of beer. That decision is step one of the process. The next step – and arguably the most important – is what to brew. Generally you have a ton of options to choose from – pilsner, IPA, porter, stout, etc. Once a decision is made, one has to think about when they are going to brew their beer. Timing is often key when it comes to brewing beer, especially if you want to produce a seasonal batch in keeping with the season. In other words, don’t wait until winter to brew a winter beer. It might not...

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Homebrew Nightmare: My Calamity Doppelbock

There I was with my hand over the port of my bottling bucket, my pants soaked with beer and a sizable pool of bock beer all over the kitchen floor slowly inching its way to the living room in full panic mode. I got all of my equipment ready for bottling day and lined up everything on the kitchen island. The carboy sat there full of beer waiting to be transferred into the bottling bucket as I assembled the spigot on the bottling bucket. A few turns of the spigot later and I heard a crack, the threads on the...

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