So it’s great to see the New York Times showing some respect to Upstate New York and Madison County. Hops was once a booming industry here in CNY and some dedicated farmers and brewers are responsible for the rebirth of this craft. Great story and great beers!
Many years ago, the winter of 2000 to be exact, I was deep in the jungles of Vietnam sipping a sweet nectar they called “Tiger Beer.” We would ask “toi un Tiger beer, moi lom lom” and they would come back with a cold (for Vietnam standards anyway) Tiger Beer for us. There were [...]
I personally have decided that brewing will always just be a hobby for me, but I know there are many of us out there that have visions of finding a way to brew for a living. Tim Butler of Empire Brewing Company has found a way to pull that off. A long time ago, he [...]
This past weekend I broke out the two tap cold plate setup and had two beers on tap for the big “Colgate Vs. Syracuse” showdown. We had an epic tailgate party with plenty of beverages, food and happy people. It’s events like these that the cold-plate and all the extra fixings come into effect.
Interestingly, the [...]
Over the summer I’ve been catching up on my Basic Brewing Radio episodes while mowing the lawn. I just listened to the August 12th episode from James Spencer’s visit to the 2010 National Homebrewer’s Conference Minneapolis, Minnesota. It was a panel discussion with five professional brewers discussing their stories of going pro with brewing.
The crux [...]
Ok, without going into a huge explanation about the last two months, I’ve been really distracted. There have been two big happenings in the past two months that have kept me busy, the first is a new man toy!
Yup its the often criticized Triumph TR7 which I have been working on getting back into operation [...]
A little more than a week ago I received an invitation from Josh Solomon, Director of Sales for US Beverage Net, to visit their offices in downtown Syracuse. Funny thing is I’ve walked by their building for the last 5 years and was finally able to get in and check it out. The building was [...]
This weekend I started a project I’ve been meaning to do for a while. My garage is sheet rocked, but the previous owner never taped and mudded.
So this weekend, I spent a good 16hrs taping and mudding. This week I am going to treat the many water stains and paint. When it’s [...]
Happy holidays! Santa was good to my hobby this year. I gained a chest freezer that I turned into a four tap keggerator and a custom built brew tower. More to come on both of those as well as the 20 gallon Old Ale brew day, but for this post I wanted to share a [...]