Monthly Archives: March 2009

Blog updates and homebrewing

The blog is mostly upgraded now, and though there are still theme issues to work out and plugins to play with, overall the WordPress install is running good enough for government work, as they say. Good enough to resume regular blogging while I tweak with things, anyway. Even found some time to brew a batch of beer this weekend, the first I’ve done in a while. I wasn’t following any particular recipe, other than knowing … Continue reading →

Leftover Guinness

I had one can of Guinness left over from St. Patrick’s Day: You can see I did much better this time around pouring a Black and Tan. Incidentally, the other beer I’m using is Samuel Adams Cranberry Lambic. Not a favorite, but I thought it would be an interesting experiment. Overall, not bad.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Yes, it’s a little late, but a Happy St. Pat’s anyway. Here’s what I was drinking tonight: Ah, tradition. Incidentally, this is the first post written entirely in WordPress. The blog migration is coming along.

Updates, upgrades, Theme Week

Some major changes are going to be happening here at The Brew Site over the course of this week, starting (roughly) today: I’m going to upgrading/migrating the site over to WordPress. Accordingly, there won’t be a Theme Week this month—or if you prefer, the Theme Week is going to be "Upgrade Week". For the past five-ish years I’ve been writing this blog, it’s been on custom software I wrote myself (using PHP and MySQL), which—while … Continue reading →

Wild Goose Oatmeal Stout

Yet another Beer of the Month selection: Wild Goose Oatmeal Stout, from Wild Goose Brewery in Frederick, Maryland. (Which these days is owned by Flying Dog.) Oatmeal Stout is one of Wild Goose’s signature year-round beers; it’s 6% alcohol and brewed more to an English style. Appearance: Black with blood red highlight when held to the light; frothy mocha-latte head on top. Smell: Sweet coffee and chocolate notes, a creamy, malty, appetizing aroma. Soft and … Continue reading →