Beer Run to Buffalo

My beloved was working Friday night, so I stayed in St. Catharines and joined some of my classmates for pizza-and-games night. But first, a run to Buffalo to get beer. Ian and Joe came with me, and tried not to laugh at my awe at the selection of beer at Premier Gourmet. I tried not to look like a kid in a candy store, but I doubt I succeeded. I went in with no plan, and bought 12 bottles of impulse buy. Next time I do what Ian does, check out what Joe has in his cart, and just buy …

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Day 91, Beer Club and Beer Advent Calendar Day 2

The stars aligned to give me many beer-y things today. Brewery day I spent the morning in the brewery alternating between bottling and keg-cleaning until some of the boys were done with the mash. The project today was to make some of Alan Brown’s strong Scotch ale, Highland Gale Highland Ale, that won him this year’s Iron Brewer award. Once the first mash was done, it was distributed to the kettles in the pilot system, and a second mash started. We had the chance to take home some of the copious quantities of extra wort, but alas, my extra carboy was …

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