Monday, 31 March 2014
Wednesday, 19 March 2014
Hello there! Once again I am back from my travels and it looks like it's for good this time! However I still have a lot of adventures to recount so be on the look out for those.
As I am home I have joined a beer club - I get 15 beers every month from Beer Hawk. The first box approved the other day and there are only 3 in there that I haven't had before - a pretty good result as I have tried over 600 now! Check out my current stash:
Friday, 15 November 2013
So this is what my fridge looks like right now. I just found a great liquor store that let's you make your own 6 packs here in Tampa - yep I'm on my travels again!
Tuesday, 12 November 2013
Pumpking beer by Wychwood Brewery
Post Road Pumpkin by Brooklyn Brewery
St. Ambroise The Great Pumpkin Ale from Brasserie McAuslan
Blue Point Pumpkin Ale by Blue Point
Thursday, 11 July 2013
Aha! I am still alive, in case you were wondering :-) My work on the cruise ships has been keeping me super busy, but I am going to endeavour to try to keep this little blog going when I can.
How's about a review of a beer I brewed? Well... I didn't get hands on but I was part of the group of virtual brewers put together by Best Of British Beer to create a virtual brew.
As a group we chose the style of beer, what type of hops would be used, the strength of the brew and the name.
The result was VIPA, a collaboration brew between BOB's virtual brewers and Lymestone Brewery. This is the description on the website:
VIPA- Virtual India Pale Ale is a collaboration between Lymestone Brewery and Bob's Virtual Brewers.
The first crowd sourced beer proves that brewing by committee really does work.
It is a 5% IPA,brewed with a pale malt to give a pale golden colour and a delicious combination of Cascade, Summit and Columbis hops give a sharp but juicy grapefruit flavour. It's a very refreshing beer with a long dry finish.
Friday, 15 February 2013
Wednesday, 16 January 2013
Makes 6 pancakes
1 cup self-raising flour
1/2 cup stout/porter
1/2 cup full cream milk
Butter for cooking
mix all the ingredients together in a bowl until you have a runny batter. Over medium heat melt the butter in a frying pan. Pour a little of the mixture into the pan, depending on the size of pancake you want (about 1/2 cup at a time). Wait until small bubbles are forming in the pancakes then flip them over. Cook for a further 45 seconds or until golden brown. Serve with maple syrup, berries, ice cream, whatever takes your fancy!
I found that beer pancakes are a bit more chewy than regular pancakes, which was quite nice. Let me know what you think when you try them.