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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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

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

Return to the Scene of the Crime

For those of you familiar with This American Life (the weekly podcast), Ira Glass said: “I was talking to some homicide detectives in Chicago. And they told me that, contrary to what you might have heard, most criminals do not actually return to the scene of the crime. Arsonists do. They like to watch the … Continue reading Return to the Scene of the Crime

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

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

Fear and Loathing at Schlafly Bottleworks

Several years ago, around 2005ish, Brewticular and The Brew Sherpa were contracted by a law firm to drive up to St. Louis, MO to pick up a pair of scooters that were involved in an accident and transport them back to the Florida panhandle.  Our secondary objective was to ‘wine and dine’ The Engineer (names … Continue reading Fear and Loathing at Schlafly Bottleworks