Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Happy Brewday!

Too bad I was sick today, but brewday has been on the calendar for weeks and I'd already let it slip too long, so went ahead anyway. Dr. DJ provided his usual high level of technical assistance to the point where we knocked out two new batches this evening. This brings us to three (3!) concurrent batches here at the St. Francis brewing coop. It's a new record, and we're near capacity.

nb: still working out the brewery name. I kinda like "Heights Brewing", as it incorporates both the Crown and the Prospect, but I still need to try to incorporate the Slope. Suggestions?

In any case, I made my first solo batch  on Saturday morning. With the two this evening we've got a pale ale, hefeweizen, and amber ale in progress. July's gonna be a great month for beer over here in the Heights. Two new assistants made their debuts this evening, although their nommes de guerre (biere?)  are still in progress - their identities are tbd. 

Janey Law brought over spectacular beef teriyaki on sticks so I fired up the Weber so we could enjoy a post-brew feast. Not a bad way to spend an evening. Not bad at all.

Brewers now in 2nd place. Gah.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Brooklyn Beer Experiment: the Aftermath

What a great event. The Bell House was full to the gills and the beer flowed like wine - one ounce at a time. Plenty of great chefs and great food too. Too bad I only got to try about 5 things. Thanks to Nick and Theo for setting the whole thing up and to Cathy for looping me in.

The Voice sent a photograher. Check out the slideshow at:

When all was said and done, we loaded out and retreated to Canal Bar's back yard to unwind.

The Brewers are in first place with only a hundred-plus games left to play!