Thanksgiving Weekend

This Thanksgiving, I was able to give thanks for many wonderful things in my life. I enjoyed eating lots of well-prepared food while hanging out with family and friends. I drank some craft beers and cracked open the first bottle of my Imperial IPA. The Imperial was delicious. Perfectly carbonated right out of the bottle, and the smell was to die for. I tasted it and thought, “Mmmm, hoppity hop hop”. Okay, I didn’t say it was a well thought-out sentence. For dinner, I had Dogfish Head’s Fort: an ale brewed with pureed raspberries. Awesome! So I skipped the cranberries and paired my fruity beer with turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, rolls, sweet potatoes, macaroni and cheese, and more. What a feast! I also had a chance to share a few beers with my brother-in-law: Avery Old Jubilation, Anderson Valley Winter Solstice, Stone Double Bastard, and a few others. Beer, food, family and friends…there really isn’t much more I need on a holiday.

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Brew Masters – Craft Beer on Television

MIGUEL: First let me say congratulations to Sam, Dogfish Head, and the entire craft beer community. This is a major milestone for craft beer which will only drive more people towards better tasting brews made by truly passionate people. Speaking of passionate people, the show’s first episode was kind of an ode to Miles Davis. Sam made Bitches Brew in honor of the 40th anniversary and re-release of the album (Bitches Brew), which is a perfect combination of honey beer and imperial stout. Miles’ Bitches Brew album is the perfect fusion of jazz and rock. Sam took a big risk by committing to develop the recipe and produce the beer in a short period of time. But it paid off in the end as the beer turned out to be a crowd pleaser. I’ve had it myself at my local Dogfish Head Alehouse and thought it was impressive. I think the show does a good job of keeping non-beer nerds engaged and entertained, which is a big deal when you are talking about network broadcasting. I like the way they drop random beer history and other facts throughout the show. Nice touch! I love the show. I wish it the best of luck and hope to see many more episodes in the future.

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“Rye Can’t We Be Friends” Extract Recipe


Ingredients:
• 1 lb German Rye Malt
• 1 lb Carapils Malt (Adds body and mild sweetness)
• 1 lb Pale Ale Malt
• 3.3 lbs Light Liquid Malt Extract
• 1 oz Simcoe Hop Pellets
• 1 oz Chinook Hop Pellets
• 2 oz Centennial Whole Leaf Dried Hops
• White Labs 041 Pacific Ale Yeast
• 6 gallons of bottled spring water

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Beer Review: Terrapin Gamma Ray

Beer Name: Terrapin Gamma Ray

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Beer Review: Terrapin Rye Pale Ale


Beer Name: Terrapin Rye Pale Ale

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