Straight to Ale invades the Florida panhandle

As many of you know, before relocating to the Redneck Riviera known as Panama City, Brewticular was a resident of the state of Alabama (Roll Tide!).  At that time the beer scene in Alabama was abysmal.  The best beer you could find was probably filtered into pure H2O before it was shipped.  Thanks to organizations … Continue reading Straight to Ale invades the Florida panhandle

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Hop Scotch

"The last time I turned down a beer, I didn't understand the question." (modification of a quote by a friend of John Hansell). I've only met a few beers that I didn't like.  I seem to prefer stouts and barley wines recently, but Belgian beers rarely disappoint and I would never shy away from a … Continue reading Hop Scotch

Preparation W

Haha, not what you think!  The "w" was beautiful...dark, aromatic, sweet... It took a few days to get ready for the first brew day on the Sabco BrewMagic 350.  The system had been relocated, and this was the test day.  Worst case, the price of the grain and the cleaning/sanitizing agents would be the cost … Continue reading Preparation W

The Beer Bloggers Conference 2013 – Boston

TheBrewSherpa and TheBrewSherpette are readying themselves for the BBC13 (Beer Bloggers Conference) in Boston, Massachusetts.  Ready yourselves for updates on the state of the Craft Beer industry, beer blogging trends, saucy tidbits, and maybe some private glimpses of a deep sea fishing adventure in the works out of Gloucester.  My grandfather painted many world-class seascapes … Continue reading The Beer Bloggers Conference 2013 – Boston

SABCO BrewMagic

Thank you, Dad.   You were a beer drinker, audiophile, master chess player, photographer, Opera lover, foodie, and overall affecionado of the good life.Here I stand, with a SABCO Brew-Magic bought in your memory, as a fellow beer lover.  We set up the system, ran water through it, and purchased all grains to brew our … Continue reading SABCO BrewMagic

Field of Dreams

If you build it, (they) will come.  There is no greater proof of this message than in the fields of Greensboro, Vermont.  Nearly one mile up a dirt road, sits an old farmhouse and a nondescript barn.  Lush green fields surround the area, and the grass sways pensively in light breeze on this hot June … Continue reading Field of Dreams

I Ain’t Mad at Cha

Ok, I admit I had a less than attractive mental image of what a “mad taco” might infer… On a very recent beercation to Vermont, with the goal of visiting Hill Farmstead (http://www.hillfarmstead.com/), The Alchemist (http://www.alchemistbeer.com/), and finding some of Lawson’s Finest Liquids (http://www.lawsonsfinest.com/), thebrewsherpa and I ended up in Warren, Vermont.  Yes, anyone can … Continue reading I Ain’t Mad at Cha