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The 35th Annual A.H.A. National Homebrewers Conference: The Aftermath


Last month (Saturday, June 29) the 35th annual A.H.A. National Homebrewers Conference wrapped up in Philadelphia. The commencement dinner banquet was preceded by three full days of seminars, events, tastings, meet & greets and vendor exhibits. Overall it was a hectic, information filled weekend that was hosted at the downtown Marriott but the festivities and craft beer enthusiasm quickly spilled out into much of the city of Philadelphia.


Our time in Philly actually kicked off on Wednesday morning, a full day before the conference began, when we arrived to take the tasting portion of the BJCP exam. After passing the online test the previous week, and practicing beer tasting for the better part of the last couple years, we arrived a bit anxious but ready to go. The exam was 90 minutes long and the largest BJCP tasting exam yet, with over 60 participants. Six beers were served and each exam taker had 15 minutes to judge each brew as if it was a BJCP sanctioned homebrew competition. Though the experience was a bit intimidating, and after comparing notes after it seems everyone had their own opinions on the beers, it was definitely a fitting way to kick off the weekend. Plus, we don’t find out our scores for at least a couple months so the outcome wasn’t able to negatively effect anyones conference experience. keep reading...

BLC Beer Haul (Holiday 2012 Edition)


(From right: Samuel Adams Merry Mischief, He’brew Funky Jewbelation, Fantôme de Noel, Rogue-Voodoo Donuts Chocolate Peanut Butter & Banana Ale, Brooklyn Black Ops, Port Jeff Starboard Oatmeal Stout, Dogfish Head Olde School)

What did you all get for the holidays? Santa was good to us and we hope whatever magical creature you believe in was good to you too!

Written by A+K

December 29th, 2012 at 12:31 am

Chatoe Rogue Pumpkin Patch Ale – Rogue Ales (2012)


BLC Says:
With farm to table dining becoming increasingly popular, Rogue is getting in on the action by taking it up a notch and offering “farm to glass” beers. That’s right, all the pumpkins used to make their Chatoe Rogue Pumpkin Patch Ale are grown and harvested right at their brewery in Portland, Oregon. This is not a totally new concept to them, as they now produce a whole line of beers put out under Rogue’s, Chatoe Rogue imprint. The slogan for these ales is Grow Your Own (GYO). An interesting concept in beer is that of terroir (essentially the concept of the place where the ingredients grow showing up in the final product). Normally terroir is the territory of wineries but Rogue, along with other large “Craft Breweries”, have begun to champion the idea in their marketplace. This idea will be discussed further in another article. keep reading...

Written by A+K

November 19th, 2012 at 8:04 pm