archive for April, 2011

Homebrewing with a recipe kit

Jeremy Short · April 30

I’ve been all-grain homebrewing for a while and have almost forgotten what it’s like to brew up an extract beer on the kitchen stove. And it’s awesome—the smell of malt and hops throughout the house. Who doesn’t love that? Oh yeah, my wife isn’t a fan. Anyway, one thing I’ve never tried: making a homebrew from a recipe kit, and I got a chance to do just that with my sister-in-law and her boyfriend—who have just entered ...

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Drinking craft beer in New York City

Jeremy Short · April 20

Ah, New York City with beer. Good times. There are many great places to get a pint in New York and it can be a bit overwhelming to figure out where to start and where to go to next. Here’s my experience on a recent visit and a few tips on places that are well worth a visit. As I start to write this post I realize that a longer title might be necessary: Drinking Craft Beer in New York City while on a ...

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Tour of Brewery Ommegang

Jeremy Short · April 12

Cradled in the rolling Catskill Mountains is the little farmhouse brewery known as Ommegang. It's out of the way, it's quiet, and it's one of the most beautiful looking American breweries I have seen. This is a perfect location to recreate the beers of Belgium. When you arrive at the brewery you drive through an arch in the middle of the old farmhouse and find a growing, changing and very modern brewery is on the other side. What first catches my eye ...

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