Archives for December 2016

Grainfather Brew #2

Six weeks ago, I wrote about the very unsuccessful inaugural homebrew with our new, all electric Grainfather, the session that ended with Hugo dumping half the results down the kitchen sink after we spilled the rest on the kitchen stove, floor, counters, etc. To sum up the November 15 post, we discovered that the removable […] Read the full article…

Slash-and-Burn Reviewers

“There’s something about JK I just don’t like. I’m not a fan of sours so that could be it.”-November 4, 2016, 3-star Yelp review of Jester King Brewery, which on December 20, had a total of 325 Yelp reviews, averaging 4½ of 5 stars “Full disclosure – I don’t drink beer. If I did, I’d probably give […] Read the full article…

Please, Send Me to the Hop Farm!

Why I walked off with a Starbucks chair in downtown Portland, Oregon at 10:00 at night gets complicated. I mean, if the chairs outside The Armory hadn’t been locked together, we would have just grabbed one of them. And Tasha had already asked the hostesses at Deschutes Public House if we could borrow a chair […] Read the full article…

In Need of a Little Discretion

Post No Bills, which describes itself simply as a “craft beer house,” is within a twenty-minute drive of Monterey, California’s historic Cannery Row, Pebble Beach’s renowned golf courses and Carmel’s pricey cottage homes. Tourists from all over the world flock to restaurants on Fisherman’s Wharf and Carmel’s Ocean Avenue, but not so much to PNB, […] Read the full article…