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October 2012 Blog Posts (9)

The real way to carve a pumpkin from Cork & Brew!

Now that's a way to carve a pumpkin! Happy Halloween!…

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Added by Cork & Brew on October 31, 2012 at 10:29pm — No Comments

So as the days start fading and we head towards Thanksgiving day, I start looking for a darker more complex beer. Next on my docket will be a nice Robust Porter. Let's take a look at the style from t…

So as the days start fading and we head towards Thanksgiving day, I start looking for a darker more complex beer. Next on my docket will be a nice Robust Porter. Let's take a look at the style from the BJCP guidelines as to what we are trying to get to for the right feel:

Aroma: Roasty aroma (often with a lightly burnt, black malt character) should be noticeable and may be moderately strong. Optionally may also show some additional malt character in support (grainy, bready,…

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Added by Brew and Wine Hobby on October 30, 2012 at 11:22am — No Comments

FINAL RESULTS: Sierra Nevada Home Brew Finals, 10/25

8 months ago we had 39 home brew entries... Last Thursday, we finally settled the score.  

 
Here are you FINAL RESULTS:
 
1st Place/Best of Show: Jody Rockhill, Cucumber Saison - Score: 41
2nd Place: Dan Roy, English Pumpkin Ale - Score: 36
3rd Place: Ed Silva, Robust Coconut Porter - Score: 34.5
4th: Mike Patient, Rose Beer - Score: 33
5th: Tim Phelps,…
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Added by Backstage on October 30, 2012 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

A Sixpoint Love Letter Of Sorts

A couple of weeks ago, I had made my first craftbeer purchase since moving to Baltimore. It was an exciting moment! A new city, with new beer availability, in a new store. Wandering the aisles, I saw a small end display of a brewery I have been chomping at the bit to try, Brooklyn own, Sixpoint.

 

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Added by Jake Scholan on October 25, 2012 at 9:07pm — No Comments

Hanging on to Fall Fun: Looking Forward to Three Events

The temperature is dropping (well kinda), the leaves are falling, and people are fear-mongering about a monster snow storm on the way. The temptation now is to pack it in: stock up on beer and warm clothes and hibernate for the upcoming winter; but I say there's fun left to be had! Taking a look ahead I've picked out three events that will warm your chill-bitten bones, and help you see that winter may not be that bad after all.



There are two Halloween events that I want to…

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Added by Brien Stephen on October 24, 2012 at 7:00pm — 4 Comments

Why I Sometimes Like Being With My Beer Instead of My Man

I have loved beer from an early age. And I am not suggesting that beer comes first in my marriage, but there are times (and I am certain that my husband would agree) when I would rather hold my beer than him.

1) My beer can't talk. Oh, it says plenty, but it only says what I want to hear. I am…

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Added by Heidi Schelfo on October 22, 2012 at 11:27pm — No Comments

Porkin' out on beer

Hubby and I have a standing date night every week.  Most times we go to our favorite bar . . . Porky’s Café in Shelton, CT . . .  because they have the best hot wings around, awesome pizza, and the staff is cute &…
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Added by Cheryl Lemos on October 18, 2012 at 12:09pm — No Comments

#17 Widmer Brothers Lemongrass Wheat (2011)

I don't make a habit of buying the same bottle twice. But I had broken that habit when I spotted this bottle of Widmer Brothers Lemongrass Wheat Ale at my then local beer stop. It was something I had picked on a whim about a year ago. I remember taking a picture of it. I remember really enjoying it. I remember thinking "If I had a blog, I would write all about this."



Well guess what? Now I…

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Added by Jake Scholan on October 13, 2012 at 9:46pm — No Comments

Brewfus Rare Beer Party & #16 Space Monkey

Hey guys! Long time no blog!



It has been about a month since my last post, and a lot has happened!





  • I had my interview with Flying Dog and it was incredible! Best interview I had ever had. But alas, things didn't work out. That's OK though, I'm still super flattered I even got the chance to interview with them
  • I DID get a job with an engineering company, as a Structural Steel Designer!
  • I had…
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Added by Jake Scholan on October 4, 2012 at 8:51am — No Comments

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