October 2008

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Breaking the top 100, CNYBrew has arrived!

Just a quick note, in case you missed it, the Culinary School Guide came out with it's 100 Best Beer and Wine Blogs and CNYBrew is on there! Ahead of Monday Night Brewery I might add.

Great props for A good Beer Blog and Ted for proper recognition. I noticed that Bearded Brewer was on there as well.

It's good stuff.

I'll be back full time here in 5 days!


Monday, October 20, 2008

I am still alive...will be back to brewing soon

If there is anyone still out there, I just wanted to drop a line and let you know I am still alive and I will be back to brewing in a few short weeks(15 days to be exact). This is my busy season so I have been doing more drinking than brewing (not always a bad thing).

I've been fortunate to try some cool new brews. Here are some thoughts on some of the brews I've tried:

Southern Tier Imperial Pumpkin - Awful. This stuff was really way over the top. So much so that it was not enjoyable. If you think that you would enjoy drinking pumpkin pie concentrate, this is right up your alley, otherwise I would pass (however the other imperials from Southern Tier are all great, it was too bad about the pumpkin).

Lake Placid Brewing Ubu Ale - This might be my favorite beer of all time. It's a great beer with an even better cause. It's named after brew-dog "Ubu" that died. Every year a portion of the sales of Ubu are donated to the local SPCA. I am sure it's not a small donation because Ubu is definitely the flagship. The style is a doppelbock (I think anyway) and has a really great balance of hops and malt.

AB Bud Ale - I had this at a sports bar and was pleasantly surprised. I say that because there are a lot of times that I find myself in bars that have nothing by Bud, Bud Light, Labatts, L-Lite ext. the prospect of having a decent ale at a bar like this is nice. Plus getting people over the "I don't like dark beer" hump with an AB product can only help craft brewing. This brew is a very basic ale with a light malt profile, copper color and some hints of hops. Nothing to write home about, but if you were stranded at a bar with no other options, things could be worse.

There have been more, so I am going to have to update this as they come to me. I will be back in commission ASAP.

Cheers and remember to vote on November 4th.