Starfish Junction and A Hop Flavored Sugar Water Jubilee

The Opening Bash of 2018's NYC Craft Beer Week was, in the 2001 vernacular of Fred Durst, "the illest beer festival known to man."  Sure it had some weak tracks (issues) but overall, it was all killer.  Just like Limp Bizkit used the nu-metal sound as a way to spin testosterone fueled fantasies into snarky … Continue reading Starfish Junction and A Hop Flavored Sugar Water Jubilee

Advertisements

The Event: Monkish meet Tørst. Tørst, meet Monkish – February 25, 2018

The Brew Sherpas headed to NYC to Tørst for the Monkish Brewing Co. tap takeover during the 2018 NYC Beer Week.  It's nearly impossible to sample Monkish beers unless you travel to their brewery in Torrance, California or have a friend generously share one with you.  Having neither, we had the perfect opportunity to sample … Continue reading The Event: Monkish meet Tørst. Tørst, meet Monkish – February 25, 2018

Black Betty and THE TRUTH that Comes Out of Her

Barbeque is good.  Great barbeque is righteous.  World Class barbeque is THE TRUTH.  "Black Betty" and her sister (the J & R Oyler Pits used to smoke meat) are used by  BT's Smokehouse owner Brian Treitman to crank out THE TRUTH on the regular. Our quest for World Class barbeque sent us trekking around the … Continue reading Black Betty and THE TRUTH that Comes Out of Her

The Highroller Lobster Co – Portland, Maine

OMG.  Senses tingling, overwhelming mounds of fresh Maine lobsta atop a grilled brioche roll?  Give me an "R", give me an "O", give me an "L", give me another "L", whatcha got?  The finest culinary discovery is located in downtown Portland, Maine. Let's step back and see what happened!  The Sherpas were in Portland, Maine … Continue reading The Highroller Lobster Co – Portland, Maine

Play By Play of a SWISH Can Release

The Sherpas have been to many (maybe even too many) can releases and have reached a higher level of consciousness that rarely has us waiting in lines for canned barley pops anymore.  But a metaphysical call from the causal plane emanating from the Bissell Brothers compelled us to experience the unseasonably warm and sunny February … Continue reading Play By Play of a SWISH Can Release

What do Crypto, Beer and Portsmouth, New Hampshire Have in Common?

So glad you asked!  We have been mining cryptocurrencies with varying degrees of success.  How about that ... when everyone and their mother (literally) are mining crypto?  As Sherpas, we also track trends in beer and food, and are so fortunate to live in the Northeast and have easy access to some of the best New England … Continue reading What do Crypto, Beer and Portsmouth, New Hampshire Have in Common?

Round Two – Beer & Cheese Pairing for the Holidays – 2017

If we call it tradition, then it shall be so!  2017 Second Annual Christmas Eve Beer and Cheese Pairing might have surpassed 2016 (https://thebrewsherpa.com/2017/01/02/high-gravity-beer-blue-cheese-pairings/). This is likely the case for several reasons:  anticipation; experience; better understanding of all parties involved in the "event" as to the parameters are for judging (pretty much everyone is right). … Continue reading Round Two – Beer & Cheese Pairing for the Holidays – 2017

Happy 7th Birthday Untappd – Drink Socially

In 2010, the craft beer scene in New York City was in its infancy.  The undercurrents were there for massive change, and one of the catalysts of change was developing a mobile beer app in the late hours after-work.  Greg Avola lived in New York City, and worked full-time in IT at ABC News.  Greg's … Continue reading Happy 7th Birthday Untappd – Drink Socially

“No thanks, I’d prefer a Pilsner”, she said

Earlier this year, I attended a 5-day continuing education course at Sterling College entitled "The Art & Science of Brewing".  There were 17 students comprised of 3 females and 14 males, plus two male professors.  I did notice the gender imbalance, but I was not surprised by it.  It seemed similar to my early career on … Continue reading “No thanks, I’d prefer a Pilsner”, she said