Afraid it had lost its sparkle due to being moved from cellar temperature to refrigerator temperature, back to cellar temperature and then fridge again–plus with about six months of age–I thought this beer was toast. So, as it was the last one in our beer room at Hearth, I bought it from the restaurant and […]
Monthly Archive for September, 2011
This wee little malty gift has made me a VERY happy man. Ladies and gentlemen, weighing in at a whopping 10.5% abv, it’s the Southampton Abbot 12 Quadruple.
After months of hard work, followed by weeks of stress and feeling like our world had been placed between the plates of a slowly tightening vice, we are coming up for air and the new Terroir Murray Hill is prepared to open its doors. Minutes ago, I was fortunate enough to drink the first beer […]
On March 29th, 2011, Kat and I landed in Paris. For the next 93 days, we wandered through the backroads of Europe on a wine and beer journey we had dreamed about for years. While there are many lenses we can see this trip through (and trust us, with over 1500 video clips on our […]
Within minutes, I felt the sweat beading up on my brow. Twenty minutes in, my sinuses began to eradicate themselves of all fluids. I was a sweaty, sniveling mess…but the smile on my face was apparent. We were now tit-deep in the spicy broth of Sichuan Ma La cuisine. For stop #3, we made our […]
It’s Friday morning. Throughout the city, a die-hard group of craft beer junkies prepares. Each is toting bags of malty booty to their various jobs and counting the hours until go time. This evening, at an undisclosed location in New Jersey, Brew York X goes off. My contribution to the evening: the Nebraska Melange a […]
We descended on the house like General Patton’s Third Army, and quickly fanned out to our battle stations. The grill, the kitchen, the bar; each was quickly manned. I took to the jiggers and the citrus reamers; I was now in charge of keeping the group primed and oiled with libations. A misstep at the […]