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Novice Homebrewer: My First Cider – Tasting & Bottling

Novice Homebrewer: My First Cider – Tasting & Bottling

Roughly two weeks ago, I wrote about a sudden inspiration to attempt to brew my own hard cider.  I worked with what I had available to me –  a couple of Mr. Beer fermenters and a spare growler I had laying around – very much winging the whole thing. After a relatively easy “brew day”, the concoction bubbled away rather furiously for a little over a week before finally settling down.  As fermentation slowed, the airlock … Read entire article »

Filed under: Brew It Yourself

Novice Homebrewer: My First Cider – The Adventure Begins

Novice Homebrewer: My First Cider – The Adventure Begins

I’m not the best homebrewer. Those familiar with my attempt at a “Liver Lascerator Lager” in college recall the results: an overly-aggressive attempt at bottle priming to boost the ABV resulted in disaster – an overly-sweet, under-alcoholic mess.  Think of a Miller Lite with a tablespoon of sugar added, and you’ll have a decent idea for the taste.  As such, my first attempt at brewing a beer didn’t go so well, and I haven’t attempted it … Read entire article »

Filed under: Brew It Yourself

Event: Monk’s Cafe Beers of the Cellar

Event: Monk’s Cafe Beers of the Cellar

At our Eclipse tasting, Jeff’s friend Matt informed me of a rare “Beers of the Cellar” event at Monk’s Cafe in Philadelphia, on April 10, 2012. Considering I could only dream of what they sell at the bar, getting a taste of Tom’s cellar was too good to pass up–even at $95 a ticket. The dinner featured beers older than I am, sours of many vintages, and a six-course meal. I rolled into Monks a bit … Read entire article »

Filed under: Barleywine, Bars, Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg, Cantillon, Cider, Domaine Familial Louis Dupont, Dopplebock, Gueuze, J.W. Lees & Co., Kriek, Monk's Cafe, Port Brewing Co., Quad, Victory Brewing Co.

Crispin Cider Company: The Saint

Crispin Cider Company: The Saint

Though in a new blog there are a lot of “firsts,” I feel like I’m getting a number of the cool ones: cooking with beer, the first poorly reviewed beer, and now the first cider. I know, I know, this isn’t the cider circle. This is a deviation from traditional beer circle posts in a few ways: not only is it the first cider, but also as of February 21st, Crispin Cider is owned by … Read entire article »

Filed under: Cider, Crispin Cider Co.