February 2012 » Rough Draught

New Holland Envious

Feb 25, 2012 - Beer - 0 Comments - Standard

Whilst browsing the beer menu at a local restaurant I stumbled across New Holland Envious. The idea of paying $10 for a single glass of beer was something that frightened, yet intrigued me. The menu noted that the envious was brewed with pear juice and fermented in oak barrels with champagne yeast and raspberries. Sounding like […]

Homebrew update: Bottling!

Feb 25, 2012 - Beer - 0 Comments - Standard

After patiently waiting for the beer to ferment, it’s finally time to bottle. I had been putting bottles back for a few months because I was planning on recycling, but reusing them is just as good. I soaked the bottles in water for a few hours, then started taking off the labels. Once I got […]

Homebrew Update

Feb 20, 2012 - Beer - 0 Comments - Standard

Our first batch of beer seems to be going rather smoothly so far. As I mentioned here, the brew was transferred from the primary fermenter to the secondary last week. Upon a brief taste test by Jason, it seems to be on it’s way to being a pretty good brew. This week he will be […]

Brewery Ommegang Three Philosophers

Feb 18, 2012 - Beer - 0 Comments - Standard

I’ll jump straight to the point on this one; This is easily one of my top-five favorite beers ever. Three Philosophers is a Belgium-style quadrupel ale from Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, New York. This particular 750ml bottle was bottled in 2011 with a corked top. I don’t often mention  the bottle the beer comes in […]

Brooklyn Monster Ale

Feb 13, 2012 - Beer - 0 Comments - Standard

Brooklyn Monster Ale is my foray into barleywines so I was pretty excited to try it. The four-pack I picked up is a 2010 bottling so it has aged for over a year. It poured a hazy, copper color with about a finger and a half of off-white head. There was little head retention but […]

Our First Attempt at Homebrewing

Feb 11, 2012 - Beer - 0 Comments - Standard

I mentioned not long ago that I was giving some serious thought to brewing my own beer. It’s something that Jason and I had been talking about for a while but neither of  us had gotten around to purchasing the necessary materials. Well, the day after I wrote that post, Jason took the initiative by getting everything we needed, […]

Goose Island IPA

Feb 08, 2012 - Beer - 0 Comments - Standard

It seems we’ve been drinking a lot of IPA’s lately, and we have yet another. This IPA is from Goose Island in Chicago. Goose Island has been one of my favorite breweries for while, and their IPA does not disappoint. I love the color of this IPA. It’s a very vibrant, almost orange color. It pours […]

Harpoon Chocolate Stout

Feb 07, 2012 - Beer - 0 Comments - Standard

Harpoon Chocolate Stout was included in the Harpoon Holiday 12-pack that Jason previously mentioned in his post about Harpoon IPA. I’ve had a couple chocolate stouts previously (Sam Adams’ Chocolate Bock and Young’s Double Chocolate Stout) and this is certainly my favorite. It pours intensely black with a good three fingers-worth creamy, light tan head. […]

Some Thoughts on Homebrewing

Feb 03, 2012 - Beer - 2 Comments - Standard

As much as I love beer, I admit that I am far from an expert on the topic. However, ever since I was introduced to craft beer, I’ve been intrigued by the various styles of beer and the interesting ingredients used to produces them. Also, I’m deeply fascinated by the delicate process of brewing a great beer. Therefore, in an effort […]