Lost Colony Brewery and Cafe

We drink what we can and sell the rest!

Lost Colony Brewery and Cafe, Best Beers In The Bahamas

Best Beers in the Bahamas

By Paul Charron

Caribbean Beer Reviews

or  

“What I do When Sharon Says Don’t Work”

Best Beers I’ve had in the Bahamas (drum roll please)

Lost Colony Brewery and Cafe, Caribbean beer reviews (or how I spent my 30th Anniversary)

Caribbean Beer Reviews (or How I Spent My 30th Anniversary)

By Paul Charron

Caribbean Beer Reviews

El Presidente

Well if you haven’t been keeping up with our post here is what’s going on.

We are in the Bahamas where I am being forced to do nothing, so I thought I would drink and review the local beers.

Today’s beer is a light lager with a dark past.

Lost Colony Brewery and Cafe, Caribbean Beer Reviews  Kalik Lager

Caribbean Beer Reviews Kalik Lager

By Paul Charron

Caribbean Beer Reviews

Kalik

Again, let me start with if you are a ‘hop head’, someone seeking the newest ingredient put into a beer, or need every beer to be a religious experience then the island beers may disappoint you.

Lost Colony Brewery and Cafe, Caribbean Beer Reviews  Sands Lager

Caribbean Beer Reviews Sands Lager

By Paul Charron

Caribbean Beer Reviews

What do you do when your wife, the boss lady, insist you do NOTHING while on vacation?

Me I panic, then obey orders.

So, for our 30th anniversary we are in the Bahamas and while doing nothing I am tasting Bahamian beer and visiting breweries. I thought since so many thirty travelers visit these islands, I would give my two cents worth on their beers.

Lost Colony Brewery and Cafe, BEER SCHOOL 101 MALT

Beer School 101 Malt

By Paul Charron

Beer School 101

Malt is the second largest ingredient, after water, in beer. It is the soul of beer. 
Malt however, gets treated like Cinderella. It does the yeoman’s work and the hops fight for all your attention.

We brew British Isle style ales. To do this we use imported ingredients. This includes our malt.

Lost Colony Brewery and Cafe, IRISH RED

Irish Red

By Paul Charron
 

The history of Irish Red Ale is difficult to trace. Many Irish Ales made in Ireland are closely related to English Bitters, and some characterize Irish Red as a sub-category of English Bitters or Pale Ales. Others believe Irish Red stands as its own distinct style. Some” Irish Ales “ are lagers, though they share many of the same characteristics as ales. Adding to the confusion, breweries in America have taken American Amber Ales and added coloring or a bit of roasted malt and called that Irish Red as well.

Lost Colony Brewery and Cafe, HIGH GRAVITY

High Gravity

By Paul Charron

While the café portion of The Lost Colony Brewery has been closed we have been brewing up some of our high gravity brews. These beers need a little more time to mature (a lot like me). We have aged our Kill Devil Scotch Ale in, you guessed it Kill Devil Rum barrels.

The Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch Imperial stout has also been allowed to age to perfection. It has been hard holding back so long. I am thirsty just thinking about them. I am not by nature patient person.

Lost Colony Brewery and Cafe, MOREISH

Moreish

By Paul Charron

Beer School 101

MOREISH:

Recently I learned a new term to describe beer. Moreish, /ˈmɔːrɪʃ/
adjective
1.
(informal) (of food) causing a desire for more: these cakes are very moreish

Lost Colony Brewery and Cafe, Telling the Beer Truth

Telling the Beer Truth

By Paul Charron

So what’s all the stink about craft beer anyway?

Join Lost Colony Brewmaster, Paul Charron, as he marches you through the history and impact that beer has had on human civilization. Why did our hunter/gatherer ancestors pick up the plow? Why were math and writing invented? How were Egyptian pyramid laborers paid? Why did the Pilgrims pull in at Plymouth Rock?

Lost Colony Brewery and Cafe, Original Brewery Finds New Life in Mexico

Original Brewery Finds New Life in Mexico

By Paul Charron

Eight years ago, we started to build a small brewery in our garage. That brewery became our brewpub. We have moved up in the world and it is time for the original brewery to move on.