Monthly Archives: November 2012

Beercation Day Five, Asheville, Highlands Brewing, Wedge Brewing

I really knew nothing about Asheville before this trip, so I was ill prepared for the amazing mix of country, urban detritus and craft revival that awaited us. Pulling in alongside a graffiti coated freight train, through beautifully dilapidated abandoned buildings, dotted with art studios, and local businesses, set the tone appropriately for the next […]

Beercation Day Four, Hiking in Shenandoah, Foothills Brewpub

This day was unique in the Beercation schedule, as it was focussed more on a hike in Shenandoah, than beer drinking. In fact I think this was possibly the only day we didn’t have beer before 5. The hike almost didn’t happen due to weather concerns. Firstly there was the possibility of rain, which we […]

Beercation Day Three, Beer Run, Wild Wolf Brewing

That night after Al’s, we hung out at our friend Dave’s house, who lives in the area, so as to drain our growlers some, and clock a couple more hours with Rich and Commish before we headed out. We pulled into Harrisonburg at around 9ish, and headed to Billy Jack’s Shack, for a pint and […]

Beercation Day Two, Al’s of Hampden / Pizzaboy Brewing

After some coffee, eggs, and 90’s darkwave comps at Rich’s house, we headed out to one of the most highly anticipated stops of Beercation 2.0, Al’s of Hampden/Pizza Boy Brewing. This stop held special significance, especially for the Philly crowd. The new head brewer at Pizza Boy, is none other than Terry Hawbaker, good friend […]

Beercation 2.0 kicks off at Bullfrog Brewery

Several months ago, the idea for Beercation 2.0 began taking shape. Beercation 1.0 being a crazy idea, made real in possibly the best way… was not something i expected to try again. In some ways Beercation 1.0 was so perfect, that it seemed like the kind of thing that should be left alone on a […]

Sweet Potato Amber Ale, with Brett B.

Most of my beer ideas come from what I have available to me, new ingredients I discover, etc. So when our CSA started dropping sweet potatoes on us like nobodies business, I began thinking of how I could use them in a beer. I’m not much of a spiced fall beer person, so the obvious; put […]

Going digital

Well, well then. Looks like this is the new digs. I feel sorry for my old paper brew log, but I probably would have lost it at some point anyway (or dropped it the mash). For the time being anyway, this is where I’ll be logging the brews. Seems only right, as I’ve been jotting […]