Scientists believe that the first alcoholic beverage ever made was a combination of honey, and perhaps grains, that wild yeast and bacteria fermented spontaneously. Someone along the way decided to drink said beverage and voila! This honey wine/ beer mashup was nothing akin to our modern understanding of mead […]
As you may recall, one of my favorite things in life, besides beer of course, is cheese. I love it bubbling on top of my favorite Porter Onion Soup, mounded on pastas, smothered in sweet and spicy Jezebel dip, or simply sliced and served with bread […]
Hoppy has practically become as ubiquitous a word as ‘beer’ in the craft world and I can. not. stand it anymore!
“Wow, this beer is sooo hoppy.”
“Ew, I can’t stand hoppy beers.”
“What?! I LOVE hoppy beers!”
Before you get all in a huff, pointing out the zillion places I use the word hoppy in my blog posts, let me give you my reasoning. (more…)
‘What exactly is the difference between stout and porter?’ someone recently asked me. As I opened my mouth to explain, I realized that the answer is not as cut and dry as you might think. While there are many varieties of so-called ‘dark beer’ such […]