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

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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