by Jacob Craft breweries are constantly evolving and becoming increasingly collaborative. Many breweries are actively seeking innovative ingredients that would never have been considered for a beer in the past and brewing new beers with other craft breweries and non-brewery partners. This summer, Flying Dog Brewery in Frederick, Maryland has done both by teaming up with Old Bay–the […]
An enjoyable $15 bottle of wine. Barboursville Vineyards Pinot Grigio 2013 offers a bit more nuance than the typical mass-produced Italian Pinot Grigios we find in supermarkets. The apple note was an unexpected surprise. (Very Good) You may read more and shop for this wine at http://www.barboursvillecellar.com/.
The mercury is high—nearly 90 degrees. So a gin and tonic with a fat wedge of lime sounds right. We nosed Moody June next to Gordon’s London Dry Gin—Moody June is lemony and light on juniper while Gordon’s has a grapefruit aroma and firm pine. One can easily sip this neat. While visiting New Orleans, […]
A friend brought us these brews from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. They were tasty and worth trying. (Rating: Good) Read more at http://newsouthbrewing.com.
Duck-Rabbit? Milk stout? Yes, really. Although the beer geeks at RateBeer.com adore it, this brew is not for everyone. Duck-Rabbit is a milk stout, which, as explained here, is a stout is made with “sweet and unfermentable lactose.” (Lactose=milk sugar.) Which is to say the flavor is peculiar. Sure, Duck-Rabbit shows familiar stout notes—chocolate, coffee, […]
Don’t let the orange and gold retro label fool you—at $22 for a 1.75 liter handle, Old Grand-Dad is a grand bargain. It is a Bourbon with a higher rye content than most of the other Bourbons on today’s market, which gives it a different and less sweet flavor profile. Those who drop cash on […]