Your mission – if you choose to accept it – it so seek out and taste two different pale ales. Tell us what makes them special, what makes them forgettable, what makes them the same or what makes them different. Then, share it with us. (By writing a comment below on June 1st with a link to your post).
Sitting in the Newark airport, waiting for a delayed flight on a cold and drizzly day, I stared out the window and lamented what I was missing. Rising Tide, one of my favorite Maine breweries was offering a limited release of my favorite beer of theirs after aging it in bourbon barrels. Though I couldn’t think of much else that I’d rather be doing than sipping a satisfying craft beer, I was stuck. I was sure that by the time I returned home from my business trip that there would be none left for me.
I first met the ladies of Throwback brewing this summer while writing up a very short piece on NH’s newest brewery. Throwback Brewing has the unique focus of being a “throw back” to the times when brewers used whatever ingredients the could find around them, and made their beer with care. This modern North Hampton, NH brewery aims to have all of its ingredients eventually locally sourced – a bit of a feat in New England. Their debut beers were a hit, but when I first went out to meet them I got a taste of something really special -a chocolate peanut butter beer – and it blew me away.
For this Feature Friday, I transport you to Bemidji (buh-midge-ee) Minnesota for a planned brewery that’s more than just a great way to get rid of pesky tiles in scrabble (were proper names actually allowed to be played). The Bemidji Brewing Company (BBC) aims to put a dent in the low breweries-per-capita statistic for their state and bring great craft beer to Northern Minnesota.
For the last few years, Portland, ME based brewer Kai Adams of Sebago Brewing company gets on the radio and announces the arrival of Slick Nick, their winter seasonal brew. And at that moment, I am often happy that the beer has come back, but also feel a twinge of sadness about the true end of fall and the inevitable beginning a long winter ahead. However, hearing Kai’s voice assure me that this beer will be around to keep me company during the long winter months is a consoling thought.
Women: Time to play a round of What Do You Want From Your Beer? If compelled, please respond to these 10 questions (via email ginger (at) womenenjoyingbeer.com Thanks in advance – it’s viral too). Responding while sipping = good!
Thanks to you and your friends’ support, I am happy to announce that several of the featured Kickstarter projects have been funded or are doing very well! What a great way to celebrate Thanksgiving than by thanking the people (like you) who made it happen!