tasting notes

Tasting Notes from Belgian Trappist Tripels Exploration

Happy Fall Saturday all, Yes last night (Friday Nov. 7th) Tom, Elliott and I had a little tasting of three different Belgian Trappist Tripels: Westmalle Tripel (the grand daddy of the style), Unibroue La Fin du Monde, and our The Weakling! The back story for The Weakling is we used Wyeast Labs’ Canadian/Belgian yeast strain, […]

Tasting notes from Belgian Dark Strong Ales exploration

Happy Spring all! As noted in my first blog post three of us ushered in spring on Thursday evening March 20th with a tasting of five different Belgian Dark Strong Ales, including a bottle from the pilot batch of the Parched Eagle’s Stella! A component of this tasting was a food and beer pairing, an […]

Tasting notes from Capital Starkbierfest

Leave it to me to post about a German beer festival on St. Patty’s Day(?). Last Saturday I attended the Capital Brewery’s first Starkbierfest. Starkbier (strong beer) festivals occur in Bavaria in March and were originally started by monks at the Paulaner brewery centuries ago. The fine folks at Capital decided to give this concept […]

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