February
16
2010

St. Victorious

Seeking Winter’s end
By praying at the shrine of
St. Victorious

Written by Captain Hops.

References: St. Victorious is a wonderful doppelbock from the folks at Victory Brewing.

Thing of the day: “I Love Doppelbock” Hoodie Men’s Black

February
14
2010

It’s a Compulsion

Though the air’s frigid
And the snow is piled high,
Brewers have to brew.

Brewing Blizzard ESB - Preparing for the Mash
Haiku and photo by Captain Hops.

Thing of the day: Radical Brewing: Recipes, Tales and World-Altering Meditations in a Glass

February
12
2010

Closing Time

A single snowball
As they spilled out of the bar
Triggered the bedlam

Written by Captain Hops.

Thing of the day: How to Build an Igloo: And Other Snow Shelters

December
21
2009

Rye Stout

Standing stout and strong
He faces the longest night
With a rye smile

Written by Captain Hops.

References: Anyone out there got a good recipe for Rye Stout?

Thing of the day: The Homebrewers’ Recipe Guide: More than 175 original beer recipes including magnificent pale ales, ambers, stouts, lagers, and seasonal brews, plus tips from the master brewers

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

December
9
2009

Wassail

Caroling around
On a snowy winter night
Wassail everyone

Written by Glyn and Mary.

References: Wassail

Thing of the day: Back to Basics: A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills, Third Edition

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