Last beer drank: Sierra Nevada Glissade.
I was happily surprised at the mild hops in this one. Most of the Sierra Nevada I've had in the past have been packed with bold hops. This works well for their pale ale, but I've had mixed…Continue
Added by Brien Stephen on March 31, 2011 at 6:59pm — No Comments
Last beer drank: Cottrell Mystic Bridge IPA
As promised a few weeks ago this post will concern how one can be a good friend to a misguided beer drinker. Obviously some people will simply drink bad beer and be (perceivably) content. However I hate to see my friends suffer the slings and arrows of poor beer choice and so have come up with ideas to help sway my friends back onto the path of wise…Continue
Added by Rick Amaral on March 23, 2011 at 8:32pm — No Comments
3/24/2011 – CT BEER TRAIL, Conn. – Twelve Connecticut craft beers were rated among the best in all of New England this week by fans across the nation through the compilation of millions of independent reviews on the highly respected online community at BeerAdvocate.com.
“Lists are generated using a Bayesian estimate that pulls data from millions of user reviews (not hand-picked) and normalizes scores based on the number of reviews for each beer,” explains the…Continue
Just in time for St. Patrick's Day The Health Benefits of Beer Infographic.
Click here to see the full poster, this is just a "taste"…Continue
Added by Erik Pettersen on March 16, 2011 at 6:42pm — No Comments
Last week's blog addressed recognizing beer abuse in our friends, and this post was supposed to be about how we could "re-educate" our buddies to a healthier drinking palate. That was before I realized that St. Patrick's day was already upon us! It would be an unforgiveable sin for me to be writing a "culture-oriented beer blog" and not touch on St. Patty's Day.
Now before we get into it, let me say that I always observe St. Patty's to the best of my ability. I will be…Continue
Added by Cork & Brew on March 9, 2011 at 3:22pm — No Comments
With St. Patrick’s Day approaching, I’m wondering how enthusiasts feel about green beer. Is it a colorful commemoration of the Irish in all of us, or beer blasphemy? I’d imagine depraved consumption of dyed suds could be sacrilege in the eyes of some who hold a deep respect for the art of brewing.
But to me, any holiday or practice to which beer has become so tied can only be good. Whether it comes from a room temperature cask, is served in das boot, or is blended with food…Continue
With the spring thaw, come on down and grab your ingredients for brew days. A couple weekends ago I was able to get together with Bryon Turner (our host here!) and brew courtesy of his garage. The sub-artic "Hothlike" conditions have made those of us who do our brewing outside all cooped up and itching to brew. This is the perfect season to go fill the propane tanks, get the ingredients, break out a recipe, and get together with some friends and get your brew-day…Continue
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Added by Cork & Brew on March 8, 2011 at 9:53am — No Comments
3/2/2011 – CT BEER TRAIL, Hartford, Conn. – Sen. Andrew Maynard issued an official statement to the online community at CTBeerTrail.net and to craft beer fans across the state regarding support for proposed Bill 464 establishing a Connecticut Beer Trail to promote the manufacturing and sale of Connecticut made beer.
“The Connecticut Wine Trail is an example of the success that we…
MANCHESTER, Conn. -- Sunday February 27, 2011 patrons of John Harvard’s clamored and cheered filling the air with an electric vibe as they gathered to bid a bittersweet farewell to the microbrew as they once knew it. The event emceed by DJ K2, offered John Harvard’s patrons a chance to win a bunch of John Harvard’s swag and to celebrate the opening of the new Tullycross Tavern in its place. Even the Jerry Garcia stained glass and fabled storyboards from around the bar had to go…Continue
Today is my birthday. What better way to spend your birthday than with your favorite CT beer? Today I enjoy my day with a lukewarm Sea Hag. It's something I've garnered from my great grandfather. Warm beer is where you find the true flavors of a beer. Even when poured in a frosty mug, my hands serve as the beer's insulator. Sure there are times in the dead of summer when I prefer an ice cold brew, but in these warm winter months, there is nothing better than a cellar temperatured IPA…Continue