Yearly Archives: 2004

Tasted my Pumpkin Ale

Opened up the first bottle of my Pumpkin Ale this evening. (I would have tried it last week, on Thanksgiving, but I was too sick.) It’s quite good. It has the hint of pumpkin pie spices in the aroma—not as much as I’d like, but it’s noticeable (perhaps next time I’ll "dry-spice," or add spices at bottling time). It’s a bit hazy; real pumpkin tends to do that, and I even used Irish Moss in … Continue reading →

Silver Moon Brewing visit

Last Wednesday I spent some time with Tyler Reichert, who owns the local homebrew shop, The Home Brewer, and Silver Moon Brewing (see my previous entry here), and got a bit of tour of the new brewery/tasting room/retail store he’s opening up pretty soon. It’s very impressive though there’s still a lot of work to be done. Tyler first plans to have the homebrew shop moved—the retail portion—into the new space within the next few … Continue reading →

More beer blogs

I came across another couple of beer blogs today: SudsPundit and The Beer Blog. Actually, I found SudsPundit first via Technorati (linking to me here) and The Beer Blog via SudsPundit. They both look pretty good; check ’em out.

Seasonals and Czech Brewers

Yes, back online tonight (finally!) after the long weekend. So, let’s get it started with three links I found interesting: Brewery responds to copyright fight with cheeky beer label: Bethlehem Brew Works had to rename their "Rudolph’s Reserve" seasonal ale because of a copyright dispute. The new name? Rude Elf’s Reserve. Nice. Ales for the seasons: Overview and roundup of some seasonal beers. Czech brewers defend their famous beer amid claims it is deteriorating: Trouble … Continue reading →

A Good Beer Blog

As is obvious, I don’t have much to write about beer at the moment. In the meantime, check out A Good Beer Blog. It’s quite, er, good.