Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference 2016 meets Pokemon Go

BBC16 (Beer Bloggers and Writers Conference 2016) just wrapped up another fantastic session on July 10, 2016.  Thank you to Zephyr and all of the sponsors, breweries, and speakers that participated.  Filled with strong content, networking and a beautifully revived Tampa riverfront, we had the opportunity to meet up with old friends and make new ones throughout … Continue reading Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference 2016 meets Pokemon Go

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SpongeBeer GrowlerPants

This past weekend, The Brew Sherpette and I took another of our celebrated beer-expeditions, this time to check out a few more Connecticut and Rhode Island Breweries.  We put the word out to our friends and followers on Untappd asking for suggestions and received responses that ranged from the ridiculous (skip everything and just head … Continue reading SpongeBeer GrowlerPants

On the Scent of the Sublime Pie

"Clothes make the man.  Naked people have little or no influence on society."  If Mark Twain's famous quote is true, how would he lead the statement "____ makes the pizza."? Flour, water, cheese and tomatoes make not the pizza alone.  In our travels, we have begun to attempt to answer that question.  Pizza is ubiquitous.  Google … Continue reading On the Scent of the Sublime Pie

New York City Craft Beer, BBQ and Sports Bar Scene – From a Letter to a Friend

The Sherpas were asked to provide suggestions to a friend who was recently visiting NYC.  He and his wife were interested in fun things to do in NYC for a beer aficionado.  Below is a copy of our letter and his response, including a recommendation of his own!   Dear Vasily, Sorry it's taken so … Continue reading New York City Craft Beer, BBQ and Sports Bar Scene – From a Letter to a Friend

Beer & Food Course – Craftbeer.com

Just a quick note to our readers.... This course can be downloaded for free. The Brewers Association (http://www.brewersassociation.org/), publishers of Craftbeer.com (http://www.craftbeer.com/), have designed an online five-day course which includes: four days of lecture and reading that can work around existing accredited lab time in a kitchen; two tasting sessions to understand styles and pairing; … Continue reading Beer & Food Course – Craftbeer.com

Kane You Brew It?

Ocean, New Jersey, we like it there.  Summer memories of the Jersey Shore, fishing, music, friends, and....suds.  (credit photo to Kane Brewing Company) Yesterday afternoon, the American Homebrewers Association (http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/), in collaboration with Kane Brewing Company (http://www.kanebrewing.com/), held a rally at Kane Brewing Company's headquarters.  As a perk, Michael Kane gave away 5 gallons of wort … Continue reading Kane You Brew It?

Happy 2nd Birthday – Widow Jane Distillery

Bourbon?  Yes please?  Now that's a flip flop for me, having been weaned on Piels Light and Miller Light.  Over the past five years, however, with the explosion of the craft beer movement, coupled with fusions associated with beer and barrel-aging, the taste of bourbon has become more familiar.  So if I can enjoy bourbon barrel-aged … Continue reading Happy 2nd Birthday – Widow Jane Distillery

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