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
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?
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
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
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
On August 15, 2012 (The Death Wish Coffee Experiment), our southern-most sherpa, Brewticular, wrote about Death Wish Coffee, which at that time, claimed to be the world's strongest coffee. Brewticular was blown away by the results of his experiment, and only recently recuperated from his caffeine overdose. Well, 3 1/2 years later, a coffee introduced in … Continue reading Black Insomnia Coffee – Is it really the world’s strongest coffee??
Craftsbury Common, Vermont. Population 1200? How appropriately named! Images emerge as I consider the words. "Craft", "Vermont", and delving further..."Farmstead" in the program name. I have been attracted to Vermont since my days at the University of Connecticut, and believe an integral part of my soul was formed in this unique state. Cheese, skiing, Frye … Continue reading School of the New American Farmstead
In spite of the varied sentiments about 2016, the Sherpas were determined to end it on a positive note. What could be better than friends, family, lights, camera and action? We asked Scott how he felt about having a pairing with a Stilton blue and a bourbon barrel aged beer before holiday festivities. His answer was … Continue reading High Gravity Beer & Blue Cheese Pairings
What's better than beer and boats? A beautiful summer eve upon the Soundwaters 80' schooner with the good folks from Half Full Brewery and the Long Island Sound does it for us... Great beer and fair winds set us up for a perfect night. It's funny though, when asked by one of the owners of Half Full … Continue reading Full Sail @ Half Full Brewery & Soundwaters Rare Beer Cruise
This is our first live blog, meaning we are relaying our experience "on the ground" without editing. Therefore, it may appear a bit choppy, since we are adding thoughts throughout the visit. First stop on motorcycle ride to Half Full Brewing's 2016 Soundwaters Rare Beer (Boat Edition).... Defiant Brewing opened at 2:00 pm (thank you … Continue reading Defiant Brewing Co. – Pearl River, NY