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Lambic brew day, year 2, plus year 1 Lambic blending and bottling, and year 1 Kriek

I can hardly believe it’s been over a year since we committed our first batch of Lambic to the barrel. This time, things are a little more intense, as now we need to blend off 1 barrel the first batch of 1 year Lambic, brew Lambic for year two, AND rack off for Kriek to […]

Lambic Brew Days 2 and 3

Every blog post probably shouldn’t start with how bad at blogging I am, but here goes… I have endless things I could say about this all, but the act of typing it all out, uploading photos, dealing with annoying software etc, is barrier enough to make my time between posts oscillate between, “maybe i’m do […]

How we will be producing our Lambic

The more I think about it, the more difficult it is to compose the series of posts around the Lambic Project. For one, I’ve put so much thought and research into it, that it’s hard to talk about one aspect without mentioning all the others. So apologies if some of these posts contain redundant info, […]

Saison du Mysterié

I suppose it happens to every homebrewer at some point, you go buy a bunch of ingredients for a specific beer, with all the care and planning you usually do, but at some point it sits in your grain storage, and is forgotten about completely. Well, in this case not completely… I knew I needed to […]

Small IPA with Local Nugget Hops

While my hops gardening was a little more successful than last year, I still didn’t really have much of a harvest. However, one of my wife’s employees was good enough to share hers, and laid about 12oz total on me. Some of that went to other projects which will make it here eventually, but a […]

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 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 […]