In the pursuit of perfect homebrew, failure still makes beer.



Guest Recap of the Drink Craft Beer Fall-to-Winterfest

Guest Recap of the Drink Craft Beer Fall-to-Winterfest

I got asked by a fellow blogger BrewEngland to attend and review one of my favorite festivals of the year – how lucky am I?! Check it out for some info. Also get on the list for DrinkCraftBeer’s other awesome events in the future.



Nice Pumpkins 2.0


Getting prepped to brew this one more time tomorrow, and I’ve got the sugar pumpkins rockin’ and roastin’ in the oven. A few tweaks here and there but lots more fun to come tomorrow.


Yea, and ye olde gods of diverse origin got DRUNK. Like, all the time.

Yea, and ye olde gods of diverse origin god DRUNK. Like, all the time.

Bro, does your god even drink?

Side note: pretty much going to make all of these into homebrew names. DON’T STEAL ‘EM.

A teensy bit of notoriety

I know it’s not that big a deal, since I’ve been doing this for about 2 years now, but LOOK I’M ON A SWEET LIST OF NORTH AMERICAN BEER BLOGS. jealous?

In other words, I’m considering attending this blogger’s conference under the impression that it would be a heck of a swell time.



MY Thanksgiving beer selection


Mayflower Thanksgiving Ale – Mayflower Brewing, Plymouth, MA – English-style Old Ale aged on toasted American oak

Tripel Karmeliet – Brouwerij Bosteels, Buggenhout, Belgium – Belgian Tripel

Smashed Pumpkin – Shipyard Brewing, Portland, MA – Pumpkin Ale

Innis & Gunn Original – Innis & Gunn, Scotland – Scottish Ale aged in oak barrels

In a word: gimme.

Happy Thanksgiving All!


Pouring a Perfect Pumpkin Pint


From my “pipeline” to my palate. Oh, and merry almost Christmas.

Exciting new offering from Harpoon

A nutmeg, sweet, cinnamon and sugar smell like pumpkin bread out of the oven… Not too bitter but enough to complement the sweetness… A decent body… This is pretty good! Woohoo Boston area beers!

Harpoon Pumpkin UFO

Nerdsday Thursday! Bubbles floating… down?

I’m going to start a weekly submission to my bloggage that satisfies my need for nerdy beer science. Enjoy, all ye beer-laden smarty-pantses.

Here’s a bit of cool science about “heavy bubbles” that occur in big stouts like Guinness.