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Review: AleSmith Speedway Stout (Barrel Aged with Kopi Luwak)

4.3    AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20 adamjackson (1192) – Canaan, New Hampshire, USA – APR 28, 2013 Trying this one side by side with the regular Kopi Luwak (non BA)  A – Pours thin and not oily, half a finger leather like head. Not as thick as I expected.  S – Coyingly sweet nose, lots of vanilla, sort of earthy  T …

Review: Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout + 2011 KBS

CBS 4.4    AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20 adamjackson (1192) – Canaan, New Hampshire, USA – APR 28, 2013 A – Pours a fairly dark into the bottle. Not insanely dark and oily as you’d expect for a big stout. Nice 1 finger chocolate cover head that fades and leaves behind a bit of bubbles and some alcohol legsS – Doing this …

Review: Hill Farmstead Edith (2013)

I’m not sure why Hill Farmstead decided to rebrew Edith but in a different style than it’s original 2011 version which was Black IPA. Edith is a Black Saison brewed and bottled in 2013 and available limit 8 per person at the retail shop for $10 a bottle..or maybe it was $15, I can’t remember. …

Thoughts on Tired Hands Brewing Company in Ardmore PA

Ardmore and neighboring Haverford appear to be two very wealthy towns. Driving to Tired Hands directly from central-Vermont was just over 7 hours after stopping for food and gas and we arrived just as the doors opened. While unloading my car, Jean, head-brewer at Tired Hands yelled out, “the guy with the Heady Topper can …

Homebrewing: More Keg Capacity + Cold Crashing

I now have seven corny kegs which is fantastic for some beers that I want to get out of carboys and carbonated to make things easier to tap. By Sunday, all of them will be full of fermented beer! (sorry for the absolutely terrible iPhone photos) As a follow up to my post a few …