Lakefront Brewery Week: White Beer

Here’s something odd: as I write this, Lakefront Brewery’s page for their White Beer is blank. Not completely blank—there’s a header and the logo and menu stuff at the top—but the content area is empty. Not sure what to make of it—just big white space for the White Beer? Yeah, … Continue reading

Lakefront Brewery Week

It’s the third Monday of the month, so that means it’s Theme Week here at the Brew Site. For this month I’m reviewing the beers of Lakefront Brewery of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This actually goes back to Pumpkin Beer Week last November; I reviewed Lakefront’s Pumpkin Lager and noted that in … Continue reading

Hop Henge (2008)

This month the latest Deschutes Brewery seasonal was released, and I received a package on my doorstep containing a bottle of it: Hop Henge. This year’s batch is sporting a new recipe and a new style designation: Imperial IPA. Head Brewer Brett Porter says, “This is a truly exciting and … Continue reading

Cinder Cone Red

Cinder Cone Red is one of the popular seasonals from Deschutes Brewery, and I’m (finally!) posting my review of it from the promotional bottles I received from the Brewery last month. This year’s version is sporting a new label, even. Ironically, Lew Bryson reviewed this beer today as well. Sadly, … Continue reading

New group blogging meme: Homebrew Blogging Day

Adam over on the Beer Bits 2 blog is announcing/launching a new group blogging meme: Homebrew Blogging Day, inspired by The Session. In an effort to foster a community of homebrew bloggers who share their experiences and wisdom I’m proposing a Homebrew Blogging Day…. On the last Friday of every … Continue reading

April Theme Week

Theme Week here at The Brew Site starts next Monday (the third Monday of every month), and this month’s theme is Lakefront Brewery. I’d mentioned the possibility of doing this before, so I made the executive decision (which is easy to do when it’s just me on this blog!) to … Continue reading

The next Session (May)

The next Session—number 15, for those counting (I’m one of those)—is being hosted by Boak and Bailey and the topic is "How did it all start for you?" Continuing the “Beervangelism” theme, we’d like you to write about the moment when you saw the light. At what point did you … Continue reading

Inside Deschutes

Back on the 3rd (it’s the 14th already? Where’s this month going?), I met with Jason Randles, one of the marketing gurus I’ve been corresponding with at Deschutes Brewery, and got an "insider’s tour" of the brewery. We also talked a bit about blogging, beer, other breweries, and this whole … Continue reading

Bigfoot (2008)

Sierra Nevada’s Bigfoot is of the Old Guard and an American classic. This 2008 edition of this barleywine (billed the "25th Expedition"—their 25th year!) is 9.6% alcohol by volume and absolutely maintains its status as one of the best American barleywines around. Appearance: Beautiful clear orange-amber color; nice, thick, dense, … Continue reading