Beer & Brewing Category

October 28, 2018

Recipe & Tasting: Wisconsin Alt Blau (After 4 Years in a Barrel)

I’ve had this mead sitting in my basement since before we moved into our current house four years ago.  I made it as an experiment, in two 5-gallon batches.  The idea being, one would be…

January 7, 2013

Pro Brew: Three Floyds Pride & Joy (Mild Ale)

Okay…I’m just going to say it.  Three Floyds Brewing, of Munster, Indiana, may very well be the best, complete-line brewery in the United States of America.  I’ve had a lot of stuff from a lot…

January 4, 2013

Tasting: Kekse Christmas Cookie Mild

So I’ve had several of these since I bottled them about a month ago.  I just haven’t had a chance to officially sit down and “taste” it. Several guests had one of these at our…

December 1, 2012

Pro Brew: Lakefront Brewery Holiday Spice Lager

Well, it’s officially Christmas, which means it’s time for Christmas beer.  I could try to taste them all (and I’m not saying I won’t try), or I can have one that is a LOT of…

November 28, 2012

Recipe: Au Lait! (Cream Coffee Stout)

This is a recipe that came to me from a few angles.  One of which is my wife, who rather enjoys her coffee prepared “au lait” (with milk).  Combined with the fact that we both…

November 23, 2012

Recipe: Kekse (Christmas Cookie Mild) – First Self Made Brew!

Okay, I’ve relied on pre-fab extract kits for long enough.  Okay, yeah, two batches may not seem like a lot, but when you’re as impatient as I am, and am limited by equipment to one…

November 21, 2012

Tasting: Northern Brewer’s Saison de Noël

I’ve been ready to give this one an official tasting for a while now.  I could hardly wait one week for this one to carb up.  But now it’s ready for a proper, fully-carbed tasting,…

November 17, 2012

Pro Brew: Sprecher Oktoberfest

I’ve been saving this one for a full-on tasting.  I’ve had a couple of these already, so I know it’s going to fare very well, but now that I have the time to sit and…

November 11, 2012

Pro Brew: Milwaukee Brewing Company Sasquash (Pumpkin Porter)

I know, Halloween has come and gone.  Shouldn’t we be past pumpkin beers by now? No.  Absolutely not!  Why?  Well, when is the one time of the year when we consume more pumpkin pie (and…

November 9, 2012

Recipe: Northern Brewer Saison de Noel

With Christmas coming up (and a little Thanksgiving/Christmas shindig we’re putting together here at the Metzger house), I wanted to have some season-appropriate beers in the bottle by the time people came.  And this is…