January
23
2010

Beer With Attitude

Tasting my homebrew.
Did my I. P. A. really
Just smack me upside?

Written by Captain Hops.

Thing of the day: The East India Company: Trade and Conquest from 1600

January
21
2010

Recognition

Though not why I brew
A little recognition
Is that much sweeter.

Written by Captain Hops.

References: I recently started home brewing again after a 14 year hiatus. My Northern English Brown Ale won third place out of 18 in my monthly club contest. It was my third batch since I was born again as a brewer. It’s not the Olympics or anything but the recognition certainly motivates me to continue brewing.

Thing of the day: Brew Your Own

January
10
2010

Brewer as Matchmaker

Wort meet yeast. Yeast, wort.
So… like… are you two gonna
Get a room or what

Written by Captain Hops.

Thing of the day: Minibrew – 8 Gallon Fermenter

December
14
2009

Great Holiday Combo

Homemade nut brown ale
Goes remarkably well with
Holiday Chex mix

Written by Captain Hops.

References: Original Chex Party Mix recipe, More variations of Chex mix.

Thing of the day: Holiday Fare: Favorite Williamsburg Recipes

December
12
2009

Brewing on a Cold Day

Steam begins to rise
Sweet malt scent in the cold air
Brewing in winter

Written by Captain Hops.

Thing of the day: Buy This Man A Beer Men’s Hoodie Sweat Shirt Small thru 4XL

November
10
2009

Floaters

Drink with your eyes closed.
This fine home-brewed IPA
Is full of floaters.

Written by Rupert Morrish.

Thing of the day: The Homebrewer’s Answer Book (Answer Book (Storey))

SFM