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One Night: Nine Years of Stone’s Vertical Epic

One Night: Nine Years of Stone’s Vertical Epic

12.12.12 at Churchkey in Washington, DC was truly a day we all won’t soon forget. The bar managed to tap nine years worth of Stone Brewing Company‘s Vertical Epics: 03.03.03 through 12.12.12, including special versions of ’07 and ’09 aged in red wine barrels and ’10 aged in French Oak barrels. To top that, Sam Calagione (yes, of Dogfish Head) was in the building to promote his collaboration with Bluejacket. I got to have a quick conversation … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beer, Belgian Pale Ale, Belgian Stout, Cellar, IPA, Oak, Stone Brewing Co., Strong Dark Ale, Wine

Novice Homebrewer: Batch #4 Kiwit Man

Novice Homebrewer: Batch #4 Kiwit Man

I’ve become a little more adventurous with each homebrew attempt, and am looking into the ingredients and determining what I can modify to make the beer mine and not just a standard recipe. While I feel this may come around to haunt me at some point, it is certainly a learning experience each time. I get to determine how adjusting quantities of hops, types of hops, and additions of fruits can affect the outcome of the brew. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Brew It Yourself

Novice Homebrewer: The Beginnings

Novice Homebrewer: The Beginnings

I love beer, and I’m assuming that since you are reading this, you love beer as well. Well, there’s only one thing I can think of better than drinking beer: brewing beer. I’ve had the thought of brewing beer on my mind for the better part of two years, but it has never come to fruition. That changed this fall when, for Christmas, I asked my sister (Santa?) for a brewing kit, and she came … Read entire article »

Filed under: Brew It Yourself