Craft Beer & Homebrewing

Homebrew 2/12: Amarillo IPA

April 30, 2012 Craft Beer & Homebrewing

Tweet Once again, I’m way late to the party when it comes to blogging my brewing. This will be brief, as I have 4 more brews to catch up on. (I’m making good on the brewing, but not the blogging!) My second batch of 2012 was another IPA, this time exclusively made with Amarillo hops. […]

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Homebrew 1/12 for 2012: Centennial IPA

March 4, 2012 Craft Beer & Homebrewing

Tweet I made myself a promise that I’d brew at least 12 batches of beer this year. Of course, I forgot to promise myself that I’d blog them. And so, about 6 weeks late, here’s the post for batch #1. I decided to go back to extract batches for my first few brews this year […]

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Sediment in craft beer

February 15, 2012 Craft Beer & Homebrewing

Tweet Reposting a comment I penned on FUSSYlittleBLOG as to why “chunks” appear at the bottom of some beers, and why it’s NOT an indication of the beer going bad. That crap you see at the bottom of a bottle of beer? That’s yeast and a slurry of proteins that have fallen out of suspension […]

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Smuttynose Ry(e)an Ale

January 4, 2012 Craft Beer & Homebrewing

Tweet This beer is an exclusive brew for Julio’s Liquors in Westborough MA, made by Smuttynose Brewing Company. I was finally able to make a run to Julio’s when visiting family over the holidays, and grabbed a bottle of this along with quite a few other beers I can’t get or haven’t seen in NY. […]

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January 3, 2012 Craft Beer & Homebrewing

Tweet I’ve been catching tweets from people lately raving about mixed drinks made with beer. Intrigued, I began looking into recipes and (preferably) reviews on those recipes. While I could certainly experiment on my own, I’d like to try a few tried and true recipes before I potentially destroy a few fantastic brews with a […]

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Back into homebrewing

October 17, 2011 Craft Beer & Homebrewing

Tweet A few weekends ago Angelos and I dusted off our brewing equipment after a long unplanned break and brewed up three batches of beer. We bottled them today, and we’re very pleased with the results. We should have some solid entries into this year’s Knickerbocker Battle of the Brews, but more than that, we’ll […]

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Father’s Day Boat Ride and Adirondack Pub & Brewery

June 28, 2011 Craft Beer & Homebrewing

Tweet (OK, yes, this is more about the beer and less about the boat, but truth be told I really enjoyed the boat tour.) For Father’s Day my kids thought it would be fun to take a boat tour of Lake George on the Minne-Ha-Ha, an old steam-driven paddle ferry. They were right. We had […]

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Albany Beer Fest Update

May 5, 2011 Craft Beer & Homebrewing

Tweet The folks at Craftproducers coordinating Albany Beer Fest have been busy! The beer list is growing, and rumor has it there may even be a firkin of J.W. Lee’s Harvest Ale there as well as Sam Adams Rustic Saison! Food will be provided by Dinosaur BBQ and Bayou Café, and entertainment will also be provided. Buy […]

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Albany Craft Beer Fest – call for volunteers

March 15, 2011 Craft Beer & Homebrewing

Tweet The call is on! The fine folks at Craftproducers are looking for volunteers to assist with various tasks at the Albany Craft Beer Festival (May 14, 2011). Looking for people to help with: pouring beer set up clean up other odd jobs If interested, contact Tim Cianciola at All volunteers must be at least […]

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2nd Annual Beer & Burgers

March 4, 2011 Craft Beer & Homebrewing

Tweet I just caught wind of this, but it sounds like a great event for Saratoga NY area classic car lovers, beer lovers and foodies alike. Beer & Burgers Saratoga Auto Museum Saturday March 5, 2011 @ 6pm $35/person Looks like there will be sliders and all sorts of sides, plus some great craft beer […]

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