Archive for the ‘Farmhouse Ale’ Category

Hitachino Nest Nipponia

Friday, October 29th, 2010

As I’ve been homebrewing every once in a while I become fascinated with some ingredient. Lately it has been Sorachi Ace Hops. I’m not entirely why this hop has intrigued me so, may be it’s the earthly lemon flavor or the cool sounding name. My first introduction was with Brooklyn Brewery’s Sorachi Ace. Then again several months later when I interviewed Brooklyn Brewery’s Garrett Oliver. Finally most recently in my own homebrew, one of which won the New Jersey State fair homebrew competition.

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Lost Abbey Avant Garde

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

I’ve been seeking a lot of west coast / midwest beers that I can’t get in New Jersey, such as Lost Abbey.  On the plate tonight is Lost Abbey’s Avant Garde. This beer was sent to me in a beer trade by Thomas Ham, otherwise known as the Average Beer Snob. I really like the way lost Abbey describes their beer:lostabbey_avant3 (more…)

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