Wednesday, February 15, 2017

National Parks and Beer!

Being a lifelong fan of our National Parks and a somewhat shorter time of beer, here comes a good way to enjoy them both. Not necessarily at the same time. I should also mention that Uinta makes some of my favorite beers. Dubhe, anyone?

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentine's Best Beer

Not that anyone has asked but I am of the strong opinion that this might be the ideal Valentine's beer. Clearly it will pair nicely with chocolate, late night smooching, and, well, you get the idea. This year's version seems even more chocolaty than last's, if that's possible. Cheers et vive l'amour!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Farmer's Market Meets Brewery - Wonderfulness Ensues!

Just returned from Brewery 85​ where their Toasty Farmer event gathered a large crowd inside and outside, keeping the vendors busy. Music, kids, dogs, samples, oh, and beer!! I got so excited I bought a doughnut (the last one) and some pimento cheese spread (with habanero peppers). Washed it all down with Rum Runner Stout. This job can be really hard.

Next one will be Feb 25, I suggest you make a point of attending.  Some pix of the fortunate, sun drenched folks here today;

Monday, January 30, 2017

Party Time With Fireforge Brewing

Had a fun and entertaining time this afternoon, chez Harvin Bedenbaugh, where we drank Fireforge Crafted Beer and huddled around the fire pits. Managed to get one game of bocce in before being rained out (sort of). Winter Warmer, aka Griffen from Fireforge was a much appreciated, spicy bock... the chili helped warm the innards too.
Thanks Harvin and Fireforge for hosting the event.

Some representative pix:

Brewery 85 Turns Three

Big and I mean big, turnout for Brewery 85's 3rd Birthday bash. The usual good beers and one by Taylor Lamm, previously a brewer at 85 but who now has his own brewery, Oconee Brewing, a jalapeƱo pale that was just too drinkable. Probably all gone by now, but quite the special beer for those, like me, who enjoy the additional pepper flavor without overpowering heat. Perfect balance here. More details and photos later, I gotta sit down for awhile.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Oscar Wong Likes It! Southern Sixer.

Enjoyed talking with Highland Brewery founder, Oscar Wong and noted craft beer journalist, Tony Kiss at Highland Brewing Company's Southern Sixer release party yesterday. I consider this a very special beer with a hop bill of six different varieties, well balanced to deliver the final hoppalicious flavor. At the moment it's a seasonal, hopefully with enough response, Hollie will make it again. Grab some while you can.


Friday, January 27, 2017

Friday Reading List, Beer Style

Well, being Friday and all, it's a good day for another list (you know you lov'em), this one compiling the 25 Most Important Craft Beers Ever Brewed. Hmm, that's a mouthful... so get an eyeful while reading this. (Pleased to say that I've had more than half of the beers listed).