Lost Colony Brewery and Cafe

We drink what we can and sell the rest!

Dinosaurs

By Paul Charron

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Lost Colony Brewery and Cafe, OUR RALLYING CRY

Our Rallying Cry

By Paul Charron

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.

Lost Colony Brewery and Cafe, What the hell is malt

What the Hell Is Malt

By Paul Charron

“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.)

Lost Colony Brewery and Cafe, wine has terroir why not beer

Wine Has Terroir Why Not Beer

By Paul Charron

WINE HAS TERROIR WHY NOT BEER

What is terroir?

sounds like “tare WAHr”

Terroir is how a particular region’s climate, soils and aspect (terrain) affect the taste of wine. Some regions are said to have more ‘terroir’ than others.

But what about beer?

Lost Colony Brewery and Cafe, Beer School 101  Beer Myth " Cold beer that gets warm."

Beer School 101 Beer Myth " Cold Beer That Gets Warm."

By Paul Charron

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.

 

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.