IPA DAY

Brother Barley and Co. tear through a veritable hopucopia of bitter and beautiful brews.

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CALL FOR THE CAVALRY

This weekend, I had the opportunity to visit Cavalry Brewing in Oxford Connecticut.  Cavalry is owned and operated by Mike McCreary, a veteran and victim of the Great Recession of 2008-10.  When Mike’s company downsized a couple years ago, he took the opportunity to travel to England and learn how to make beer.  The result […]

HOPPINESS…IS NOT A FISH THAT YOU CAN CATCH

Most devout Aleheads worship at the altar of hops. Hops, of course, were historically used as preservatives, but the oily, little strobiles (thanks Wikipedia!) ended up bringing so much flavor to the party (copyright Alton Brown) that they have become the Ringo to water, malt, and yeast’s John, Paul, and George (I would call John […]