Brew Log #3 – Steam Machine | California Common

|BACKGROUND| As much as I have a flair for the dramatic and obscure, I do have an appreciation for the classics. While the general majority might collectively shit themselves every time that Mankish/Other Half/Trillium/Tired Hands/etc. release another murky, hazy, DDH kick your tits off juice bomb of a hazy DIPA, it's important to remember where all … Continue reading Brew Log #3 – Steam Machine | California Common

Brew Log #2 – Criss Cross Applesauce | Belgian-Style Imperial Graff

|BACKGROUND| A few years ago, I managed to score a ticket to Cantillon's Zwanze Day at Hill Farmstead (surprisingly, through a beer trade) and I had a little solo adventure up to Vermont. The guy who I was trading with suggested meeting up at a little farmer's market near Waterbury because Lawson's Finest Liquids was … Continue reading Brew Log #2 – Criss Cross Applesauce | Belgian-Style Imperial Graff

Brittunculi | Barrel-Aged English Barleywine

The throes of winter dictate drinking beers appropriate for the weather. In the cold, bleak, and borderline misanthropic lulls of cold and snow, it's almost mandatory to imbibe the higher, darker side of the brew universe. Imperial stouts, barleywines, and the plethora of barrels to age them in become king. Personal bias, I lean towards … Continue reading Brittunculi | Barrel-Aged English Barleywine

Brew Log #1 – Sour As A Weapon | Dryhopped Mango Passionfruit Sour Ale

|BACKGROUND| I like sours. That's not really any sort of secret. However, my general malaise on jumping into the deep end with actually brewing them hits on two main points: The time intensive process of brewing them (whether it be a traditional aging or kettle souring) Contaminating my system Those are both incredibly valid issues … Continue reading Brew Log #1 – Sour As A Weapon | Dryhopped Mango Passionfruit Sour Ale