Thursday, May 16, 2019

Meeting Mitch Steel, New Realm Brewing

Following my meet up and chat with Mitch Steele, now of New Realm Brewing, at The Community Tap's VIBE event, I decided that I needed to re-read his book. Perhaps now I'll know how better to describe the wonderful IPAs I encounter.

I hope.



Wednesday, May 15, 2019

VIBE vibrations

Rain dampened no one's spirits today at The Community Tap's VIBE event; you might say spirits were raised.... tasting glasses certainly were. So many good beers, most rarely seen around here (The Answer, anyone?) if ever. Mucho kudos to Mike, Anna, Ed and the rest of the crew responsible for staging this exemplary beer appreciation day.

I also got to meet Mitch Steele, journeyed brew master and author of "IPA: Brewing Techniques, Recipes and the Evolution of India Pale Ale." He is now brew master and COO of New Realm Brewing in Atlanta and he just happened to bring along an IPA, Hoptropolis, which, as you might expect, was fabulous. Hop bill looked like this, Citra, Mosaic, Loral & Azacca. Tropical bliss.

Below, please find a varied selection of photos, mostly some of the usual suspects but all clearly enjoying this very, very special day.


https://www.facebook.com/events/1356620581152120/























I also got to meet Mitch Steele, journeyed brew master and author of "IPA: Brewing Techniques, Recipes and the Evolution of India Pale Ale." He is now brew master and COO of New Realm Brewing in Atlanta and he just happened to bring along an IPA, Hoptropolis, which, as you might expect, was fabulous. Hop bill looked like this, Citra, Mosaic, Loral & Azacca. Tropical bliss.

Below, please find a varied selection of photos, mostly some of the usual suspects but all clearly enjoying this very, very special day.


https://www.facebook.com/events/1356620581152120/

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Altered State at Eighth State is a thing.

Sunday, May 6.

Eighth State Brewing's Second Annual Altered State event was a beer lover's dream, especially for those who search for variety. Over 40 taps/cans/bottles of unique, hard to get and even some impossible to get due to distribution issues were there for the sampling. And sampling we did. Untappd was never so busy!

A stand out for me was Wise Man Brewing from Winston Salem, NC, followed closely by Barrel Theory Beer Company's Midwestern Exotic, a fruit-filled Gose. Just too delicious to be believed. Yum.
Prize for best name for a brewery, in my opinion, was Bolero Snort from NJ.



Some photos of lotsa people enjoying lotsa beers:


























Already looking forward to next year's event!!

Cheers.