And a Cup of Beer?

A couple of weeks ago, the Little Woman and I went to an area restaurant that features locally produced craft beer in its menu offerings.  I am not a drinker (of anything, including the meads I’ve made over the years), but the Little Woman is; she loved the place.  I loved the food, but had…

Brewing a Pint, pt.2

About two months ago, I detailed my rather ambitious plan to recreate an authentic early 19th century porter style beer.  This was going to use an actual period recipe, with reasonably legitimate ingredients to brew something that would be as authentic to 1825 as I could get.  This is Jane Austen era beer, and given…

Brewing a Pint

In February 2012, the Daily Mail, a British paper, published this article about a recently discovered beer recipe.  I came across the recipe about a month ago, and actually made plans to try to copy it.  Figuring that the first try would be my most expensive – and the attempt most likely to stink in some…