Oh no he didn’t! Did Doc just say he hates Bourbon Barrel-Aged Beers? Who the hell does he think he is? Get him!
In the past, I’ve written about the flavor and scent of beer: what the bitter principles are, what off flavors are, or even what will make your beer smell bad. Something that hasn’t yet come up is the color. Most beers are some shade of yellow/brown, with tints of other colors occasionally coming in – […]
Have you ever taken that first sip of a beer and had to put the bottle down because it was skunked? You liar. You drank it anyway, didn’t you. In between some of the poop jokes on the very exclusive Aleheads email list someone mentioned skunked beer, and it got me thinking as it’s something […]
Doc grabs a mixed 12 of the Sam Adams Summer Styles collection. Some old, some new, but all very tasty. Notes on the Rustic Saison and East-West Kölsch included.
Brother Barley doles out some brews to the 2011 Stanley Cup champion Bruins!
Slouch and Hordeum take on an Oatmeal Rye India-Style Brown Ale from Cigar City… the Improvisación.
Slouch Sixpack and Herr Hordeum go angling for a Dark Farmhouse Ale from Cigar City… the Sea Bass.
As part of my interest in the science of brewing, I thought it might be interesting to write a little bit about sugar and the role it plays in beer. Beer is composed of roughly four or five ingredients: malted grain, hops, yeast, water, and occasionally an adjunct (spices, fruit extract, etc.) that adds some […]
See here for my previous note on flavors and molecules in beer. A recent post about tasting notes from Brother Barley has really got me thinking. I’ve always felt humbled by the descriptive terms the other Aleheads in tasting notes, and felt that my own palate (or perhaps my nose) isn’t really up to snuff, […]
The Aleheads take on the grunge era. Come as you are…
Brother Barley enters a world of pain as he tries to find the best beer to represent the major characters in the Big Lebowski
Aleheads takes on the greatest show in television history: The Wire.