Barreling Forward – Insights on Wood and Spirit Aging

Recently, I had the pleasure of presenting this topic at our monthly homebrew club meeting with the invitation extended from a fellow club member (thanks Doug!).  I figured that it would make sense to sum up the presentation into a solid synopsis that would allow those interested to get off to a confident start.  As …

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Phantom Banter – Imperial Oatmeal Stout with Coffee, Vanilla Beans, Cocoa Nibs and Rum Soaked Am. Oak.

If you haven't been to The Answer Brewpub in Richmond, VA for their beers and Vietnamese cuisine, I suggest you do so... as soon as possible.  The have some fantastic offerings including their line of adjunct stouts that use ingredients such as Kona Coffee beans, hazelnut, maple syrup, toasted coconut, and macadamia nuts.  They are truly out …

‘Tis the season…for saisons, that is! Counting to Infinity – Saison

The one style I have really yet to dive into is the saison.  Clean, crisp, and versatile, the saison has become a favorite style of most craft breweries in recent years.  It seems as though in establishments across the country, there are two commonalities on the tap list: a bold American IPA, and a effervescent …