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Lambic brewing year 3, plus Lambic blending year 2 and Framboise

It’d been far too long since I posted an update to this blog. Apologies for that, but I’m finally getting around to writing up some of the progress in the Lambic project. I can’t believe it’s been 3 years since the first brew. Lambic project activities have become one of my favorite traditions. What could be […]

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 Project 6 Month Tasting

When you are involved in long ongoing beer projects, the typical situation of beers seeming to take forever to complete (even though you’re waiting at most a month), get’s turned around and things move much faster than you’re prepared for. (Hence my ridiculously late Sour Brown bottling earlier in the year) The Lambic Project is […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]