Belgian Beer Weekend Edition 14 … Here we come!

TheBrewSherpa and TheBrewSherpette are readying themselves for a trip to Newark International Airport heading for Belgium this afternoon.  We will be attending the Belgian Beer Weekend (http://www.belgianbrewers.be/) in Brussels, and planning to bike around the countryside sipping various beers.  Stay tuned as we enter the beer capital of the world, and attempt to taste as … Continue reading Belgian Beer Weekend Edition 14 … Here we come!

Beer Review: The Duck-Rabbit Hoppy Bunny APA

As anyone who is familiar with The Brew Sherpas knows, we are big fans of the American Black Ale, ironically, if practically, known as the Black IPA or offensively known as the Cascadian Dark Ale.  Regardless of the nomenclature applied to the style, it will continue to be a favorite at the Brew Sherpa base … Continue reading Beer Review: The Duck-Rabbit Hoppy Bunny APA

Beer Safari: Petaluma, California

Most craft beer fans justifiably think of Lagunitas when they think of Petaluma, California, and indeed, a visit to the Lagunitas Taproom and Beer Sanctuary is a rewarding pilgrimage for faithful. A visit to this year’s annual Lagunitas Beer Circus is worthy of its own blog entry. On a recent trip to this historic Sonoma … Continue reading Beer Safari: Petaluma, California

Beer Review: Mischief from The Bruery

The Brew Sirdar is fortunate to have access to a tremendous beer selection at the local Whole Foods, and in the absence of any plan for a systematic survey and block of reviews, I am going to occasionally pick what looks like an interesting beer to sample and critique for your reading and drinking pleasure. … Continue reading Beer Review: Mischief from The Bruery

Beer Review: Headwaters Pale Ale from Victory Brewing

For today’s beer review, Brewticular is sampling Headwaters Pale Ale from Victory Brewing in Downingtown, Pennsylvania.  He will be sampling our of a 12 ounce bottle served at 39 Degrees F in a tulip.  For more information about this beer, please see Victory for a cause. Quick Stats: Water: East Brand of the Brandywine Creek … Continue reading Beer Review: Headwaters Pale Ale from Victory Brewing

Victory for a cause

As Brewticular and Brew Sirdar sipped on their cold brews, a conversation arose that would lead to a path that some have questioned, but few have truly explored….  What is the most important ingredient in brewing? When most do their reviews of a brew, they talk about the IBU, SRM, hop variety, or malt, or … Continue reading Victory for a cause

The Death Wish Coffee Experiment

At some point in everyone’s life you wake in the morning after a night of a few too many brews and realize that you have been beaten with the liquor-stick.  You feel like a few more hours of sleep would do the trick, but you have to be at work in 30 minutes and have … Continue reading The Death Wish Coffee Experiment

Hops out in the Northeast – More Beer Here

“I look forward to meeting you on Saturday”, I said to Steve Miller.  A nearly 400 mile roundtrip from Eastern Pennsylvania to Springport, New York, would be well worth the time to meet Cornell University’s Cooperative Extension hops specialist.  Not only is Steve deeply committed to reviving the farming production of hops in the Northeast, he also had … Continue reading Hops out in the Northeast – More Beer Here

Fear and Loathing at Schlafly Bottleworks

Several years ago, around 2005ish, Brewticular and The Brew Sherpa were contracted by a law firm to drive up to St. Louis, MO to pick up a pair of scooters that were involved in an accident and transport them back to the Florida panhandle.  Our secondary objective was to ‘wine and dine’ The Engineer (names … Continue reading Fear and Loathing at Schlafly Bottleworks

Suttree’s High Gravity Tavern in Knoxville, TN

While adventuring through Knoxville, TN (the Ugly Orange Village) in July, Brewticular was surprised to find a High Gravity bar.  Downtown Knoxville has done a decent job of sprucing up the area and bringing in some nice businesses, and Suttree’s High Gravity Tavern fits in perfectly. Upon entering Brewticular was looking down a long narrow room … Continue reading Suttree’s High Gravity Tavern in Knoxville, TN