Telluride Blues and Brew Fest

Hey out there. My friend and I would completely love to go to the Telluride Blues and Brews Fest but it seems like it would cost an arm and a leg for gas. So we thought maybe we would see if anybody else is having the same thoughts and maybe we could get together and rent an 8 passenger van and split up the cost of gas. Seems like it would run a little over 100 dollars a piece with the rental. It would be a blast. Let us know.

Published in: on April 30, 2008 at 1:03 pm  Comments (4)  
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Ginger Beer

Ginger Root is the easiest and funnest introduction to using something other than hops to impart some bitterness and flavor and preservative powers to beer. Many entire books have been written about how amazing ginger is so if you enjoy the flavor of ginger and are intrigued by this we encourage further study.

Right here we won’t be getting into the many and varied uses of ginger, primarily because if you are new to the world of herbs you might think some of the claims to be outrageous or fabricated. For now we shall attempt to focus.

Versatile is the best word to describe ginger. Ginger can be used fresh or dried and can be added to the beer in any way imaginable. Boiled with the wort, added in increments just like hops, “dry hopped” raw during either the primary or the secondary fermentation. How about making a tincture or a simple syrup? Okay. No matter how it is added, ginger is a nice addition to your beers. Or sodas, meads, maybe even your wines.

So go ahead, don’t be afraid, add some ginger to one of your beers and let us know what you think. Let everyone know what you think if you are so inclined.

Published in: on April 30, 2008 at 12:52 am  Comments (1)  

“Rye Not” Summer Rye Pale Ale

“Rye Not” Summer Rye Pale Ale

Hey Folks. Check out the newest beer to our roster. “Rye Not Summer Pale Ale”
The perfect summer beer with an added kick. Do it to it! Keep checking back to this section for new brews.

Published in: on April 28, 2008 at 4:46 pm  Leave a Comment  
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