Category Archives: Homebrewing

Beer Review: Samuel Adams Alpine Spring

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The following is from Sam’s Site: Flavor: Crisp and slightly sweet with bright citrus and spicy hop notes Color: Hazy Golden / 9 SRM Original Gravity: 14.2 Plato Alcohol by Vol/Wt: 5.5%ABV – 4.3%ABW Calories/12 oz.: 186 IBUs: 19 Malt Varieties: Two-row Harrington, Metcalfe, and Copeland pale malts, Honey malt Hop Varieties: Tettnang Tettnanger Noble hops Yeast Strain: Samuel Adams lager yeast Availability: Seasonal (January – March) in six-packs, 12-packs and on draft. It is also available in the Samuel Adams Brewer’s Choice Variety 12-Pack First Brewed: 2012 Well, Its Malty.  Real Malty.  The hops do come forward, eventually.  Boy are they citrusy! WOW.  I think that the brewers … Continue reading

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Beer Review: River Horse Special Ale

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All of my Homebrewing Equipment was in the basement during our latest mini-flood.  It is all still safe and intact but is in need of a very thorough cleaning and sanitization process.  I simply haven’t had the time to clean it yet. So, Instead of the usual how-to type post, I though a review of a micro-brew would be fun. River Horse Brewing Co. located in Lambertville, NJ right on the Banks of the Delaware River is a very small brewery apparently owned and operated by a couple of ex beancounters, Uh I mean Accountants.  🙂 Anyway, Here’s what the … Continue reading

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Christmas Day 2011

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Christmas is finally here, though it really doesn’t feel much like Christmases I remember from my youth.  It is awfully warm this year! Last Night, I recorded a Hallmark Book for my daughters, 7 month & 3 year olds.  If you haven’t seen these, they are books with a voice recorder in them.  You can record each page of the book and lock the recording in.  It’s preserved in some type of non-volatile Chip so batteries can be changed or dead without losing the recording.  Here’s a link to Hallmark’s site for: Recordable Storybook I recorded “The Night Before Christmas” … Continue reading

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Purpose of “The Kitchen”

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I love to cook. I love to eat. This is where I will share my favorite dishes with you.  I also, love Beer and homebrewing my own is simply satisfying.  I’ll show you how to do that too. Of course, since I love to eat…. And want to continue to eat in the future….. And since I also Garden and usually have a surplus of food at times….. I will show you how I Preserve that food for another day!   So Stay tuned for some Good Food, Great Beer, and open a jar of local Peaches in the middle … Continue reading

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