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Saider: Let the Great Experiment Begin!

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You: What’s a Saaiiideer?

Us: Saider (SAI-DER) is a saison brewed using apple cider instead of water. When that finished fermenting it was a little acetic so we balanced it with a black currant and pinot noir pyment.

You: That sounds weird.

Us: It is. Want to try it?

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We think that will be how most exchanges will go when people first come up to try Saider (remember it’s pronounced SAI-DER). The idea to brew a beer but use apple cider instead of water was unique enough but when the resulting brew turned out more acetic then some of us would like balancing it out with a pyment seemed like a good idea. So now we have a beverage that literally is comprised of three different drinks. This is the definition of experimentation. Let the Great Experiment BEGIN! keep reading...

Round Guys Brewing Company’s 35th Annual National Homebrewer’s Conference Commemorative Beer “Custer’s Last Stand” Pilsner: A Real Explosion!

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UPDATE: via Twitter Scott Rudich owner and brewmaster of Round Guys Brewing reached out to let us (and you) know he will be appearing on an upcoming “Sunday Session” on the Brewing Network to discuss this issue in more depth. Here is the full content of the tweet: @RoundGuysBrewer: @BeerLovesCo @HomebrewAssoc I will be on an upcoming episode of the Sunday session to discuss in more depth @brewingnetwork

As some of you may know or perhaps had the misfortune to experience first hand, Round Guys Brewing Company, produced an infected and explosive commemorative beer called Custer’s Last Stand for the American Homebrewers Association’s recent 35th annual National Homebrewes Conference in Philadelphia. We had a great time at the NHC this year and were very happy to bring home some quasi-free beer. What we did not realize at the time was that the cans of Round Guys Brewing Company Custer’s Last Stand were essentially ticking yeast time bombs waiting to blow up all over the place. keep reading...

Barrage Brewing Company Kickstarter – Let’s Kick Those Doors Open!!!

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BARRAGE BREWING COMPANY NEEDS YOUR HELP TO OPEN. IF YOU WANT MORE LOCAL CRAFT BEER HEAD OVER TO KICKSTARTER AND DONATE. ONLY 20 DAYS LEFT!

But first here is a little background. As you can see from the above photo, Barrage Brewing Company is ready to start brewing. Unfortunately they have run into a crappy situation thanks to the Suffolk County Sewer District. The SCSD wants Steve Pominski (owner of BBC) to do a fair amount of work at his brewery located in Farmingdale, New York. This came as a bit of a shock because everything seemed to be kosher with all of the building permits up until the moment the SCSD stepped up to the plate. The town had no issues with the brewery or the beer that would be produced there and did not mandate any upgrades or changes to the location. To run the burners a gas line was needed but there was no issue in obtaining the line (although it was delayed several months due to hurricane Sandy). All seemed to be going fairly well, things were moving forward nicely while Barrage Brewing Company waited for it’s license to come in from New York State so they could be a full fledged brewery crafting beer for a thirsty public. Ah the halcyon days right? keep reading...

Written by A+K

August 1st, 2013 at 11:31 am

Old & New: Japan’s Many Sides (More Travels)

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Written by A+K

January 30th, 2013 at 8:46 pm

Beer Loves Nihon (the tour continues!)

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Written by A+K

January 21st, 2013 at 10:50 pm