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Hellbent for Cooking — Pork of Disease!

A couple of years ago, I received Hellbent For Cooking as a Christmas present. A brief description may be in order. Annick Giroux, vocalist for Cauchemar and general metalhead extraordinaire, contacted a bunch of metal bands across the world asking … Continue reading

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Book Review – The Home Brewer’s Guide to Vintage Beers

A few years back, I went to a Meet the Brewer event at Beer Table featuring Pretty Things, one of my favorite brewers. The special surprise they had for us was the somewhat cryptically titled “November 15th, 1901 KK”, the … Continue reading

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Airlock Adventures

I took a look in the fermentation chamber (aka the bedroom closet) today to see how the Belgian strong dark ale was doing and was pleased to see that fermentation had taken off quite vigorously. Perhaps a touch too vigorously, … Continue reading

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Homebrew Sunday – Two Month Catch Up Edition

Two months ago, when I last posted about homebrew on here, I had just bottled the KK and racked an English barleywine. The KK has turned out quite nicely, with definite caramel notes from the malt and sugars plus an … Continue reading

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Christmas in Oregon – The Beers, Part 2

On our last full day in Oregon, we grabbed a Zipcar early in the morning and set off for a beer-fueled adventure on the coast. The drive took us through the Tillamook State Forest. At some point, we passed through … Continue reading

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Christmas in Oregon – The Beers, Part 1

We spent the week from Christmas to New Year’s Eve out in Portland, which has a well-earned reputation as an excellent beer town. In our 7 days there, I drank a grand total of 53 different beers, at least 40 … Continue reading

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Homebrew Sunday

So this is the new year, and this is the first Homebrew Sunday post of 2012. This week I bring you bullet points: Last week I moved the KK into secondary and added an ounce each of East Kent Goldings … Continue reading

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San Antonio, The Beers

We made our way to two breweries while down in San Antonio. The first was the Blue Star Brewing Company, which is in the Blue Star Arts Complex. We walked there from our hotel on Friday night and tried three … Continue reading

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Homebrew Sunday: Barleywine, Take Two

I have never tried to hide my love of barleywine, particularly the glory that is JW Lee’s Harvest Ale. Back in April, I made my first attempt at making a barleywine of my own. That batch was a one gallon … Continue reading

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No Birding

The weather was insufficiently gr1m for birding this weekend, so we made beer instead. And I obsessively checked the NWN! forums to watch as Rites of Darkness crumbled into a husk of its former self. But fuck it — from … Continue reading

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