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

Hop Scotch

"The last time I turned down a beer, I didn't understand the question." (modification of a quote by a friend of John Hansell). I've only met a few beers that I didn't like.  I seem to prefer stouts and barley wines recently, but Belgian beers rarely disappoint and I would never shy away from a … Continue reading Hop Scotch

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

I Ain’t Mad at Cha

Ok, I admit I had a less than attractive mental image of what a “mad taco” might infer… On a very recent beercation to Vermont, with the goal of visiting Hill Farmstead (http://www.hillfarmstead.com/), The Alchemist (http://www.alchemistbeer.com/), and finding some of Lawson’s Finest Liquids (http://www.lawsonsfinest.com/), thebrewsherpa and I ended up in Warren, Vermont.  Yes, anyone can … Continue reading I Ain’t Mad at Cha

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