As we start the second week of the new year, I thought it would be a great time to reaffirm what it is that we are trying to accomplish both to our great staff and our wonderful customers.
We brew traditional British Isle beers using British malt, hops, yeast and water.
Why? Because I love British Ales.
Beers that are imported lose their flavor.
A stout made with Canadian malt and American hops is not the same beer you would find in a cozy Irish pub.
“Malt is the soul of beer.”
“This beer is a malt bomb.”
“We use imported malt”
That’s all great, but what the hell is MALT!
Do you remember grade school science? I do.
In one class we took a seed, I think it was a lima bean, and placed it in a wet paper napkin. We kept the seed wet and warm for days. Eventually, the seed sprouted. We saw a root come out one end and a spout come out the other. (Yep, Sister Maureen Agnes Of Saint Ignatius Loyola Grammar School started me down my beer brewing road.)
A Beer Myth That Won't Go Away!
Insisting that beer can spoil if it goes from cold to warm to cold again is wrong.
Stop it, stop it now!
I don’t know who started this insane idea, but I am guessing some beer geek blogger in his parent’s basement. He did this, I am sure, right after giving a one-star yelp review to the restaurant that wouldn’t take his third party out of state checks.
Caribbean Beer Reviews
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.
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.
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.