With the hop harvest right around the corner I felt a compulsion to share my thoughts about whole hop flowers with the world, especially those of you who grow your own or plan to get a hold of some fresh hop flowers this season.
So why spring for fresh or local hops? For me its about experiencing a piece of our local brewing culture. Hops are heavily influenced by the soil and growing…
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Last beer drank: John Harvard's Brew House "Zwart Bliksem"
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We’ve been working to build up our kegging supplies for some time, and with the addition of refill swaps we now carry all kegging supply needs. A quick list:
Regulators, secondary regulators, shanks, faucets, disconnects, kegs (both in ball lock and pin lock), commercial taps, cast aluminum gas manifolds, shut-off valves, ice jackets for kegs, portable dispense options, temperature…Continue
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Hartford Business Journal Article:
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The weather outside was perfect this past Tuesday for Eli Cannon's Taproom owner Phil Ouellette and head manager Carrie Carella to present Matthew Pugliese (Oddfellows Executive Director) with a $500 donation that was raised through last…Continue
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Not to brag or anything, but I’m a genius. And here is the liquid expression of said genius. A moderate-high strength IPA using some unconventional hops in an attempt to harness the true power of the lupulin gods. For this recipe I’ve chosen 5 hops: Yakima Magnum (aa 13.1%), Palisade (7.8%), Aurora (7.5%), US Sorachi (11.6%), and Ahtanum (4.5%).
I wanted something different for this brew. Something other than the conventional pungent grapefruit of Columbus, the floral citrus of…Continue
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By Chief Beer Philosopher, on August 17th, 2011
I apologize for the long delay since the last post — life has been pretty crazy due to our move to Stamford and due to the fact that things have reached a fever pitch with the brewery. So, why not a few quick updates on both? Here you go:
* Most importantly of course, we have changed our Facebook status to show that we are now in Stamford.
* We set up a Stamford phone number for the brewery on Skype: 203-274-8788…
This past Tuesday, August 9th, Eli Cannon's Taproom in Middletown featured the Woodbridge, CT brewery "New England Brewery" for their Tuesday night tasting. New England brewers and reps came out with six beers: Imperial Stout Trooper, 668 Neighbor of the Beast, Ghandi Bot, Sea Hag IPA, Elm City Lager, and Alpha Weizen.…Continue
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Go to Cork&Brew's facebook page to check out yet another article about us!
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There’s a basic trend in the brewing community to gravitate towards a small group of American hops, most of which begin with the letter “C”. What many have never seen are the little green gems that don’t often enter into the spotlight. What many homebrewers see as the best options are the ones they’ve tasted, i.e the varieties established breweries use. By the same token, most big breweries play…
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I’ve been promising Saison recipes for some time.
The truth is, these are simple recipes! Gentle bittering hops, gentle finishing hops, both should have some classic European character (and a little spice is nice, too). Spalt, Saaz, Tet, even Kent… the usual suspects all work. Keep it light, keep it simple. The key, like any Belgian style, is to let the yeast shine!
While I could offer traditional recipes…Continue
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This past Wednesday, August 3rd, as part of their epic "Beer God's Week", Eli Cannon's Tap Room held the "Are You Frickin' Kidding Me?!" cask beer event. Cask beer is beer that has been aged and stored in wooden casks and so is unfiltered and unpasteurized. It is also thought by many beer snobs to be the "real" way to drink beer: in its purest form. There were four casks tapped: Thomas Hooker Hop Meadow IPA; New England Brewery Citra Dry-Hopped Sea Hag IPA (a…Continue