St Patrick’s Day is fast approaching! The Lost Colony Brewery and Café in down town Manteo will once again host the O’Brothers with their unique brand of songs, humor and tales.
The show is Saturday the 16th of March. (We know St. Paddy’s is the 17th but we have a parade to march in then) Our menu will take on a decidedly more Irish feel.
There will be a $10 cover and reservations are greatly encouraged.
s it chance or is it fate?
Is it random or is it destiny?
Nurture or nature.
Hard to say. When I look at my genetic make up and see the sir name O’Conner so prevalent, I must wonder. Maybe beer was my calling from birth. Maybe brewing British Isle ales was my destiny.
Conner is an anglicized form of the Irish Gaelic Conchobhar, a compound name composed of “conn” meaning wisdom or counsel, and “cobhair” meaning aid.
Wisdom and aid, yep that’s me. (please, stop laughing)
THIS IS WHY WE CAN’T HAVE NICE THINGS!
This is for every person who decides the settings on the tables of restaurants are party favors.
Years ago, an artist gave us 30 sets of personalized salt and pepper shakers for the tables. They all disappeared in months.
If you are adding salt to your eggs right now with my salt shaker, you suck.
Friday we were hit again by the “YOU SUCK” squad.
My favorite philosopher once said, “give me oysters and beer for dinner every day of the year and I’ll be fine”.
Here is your chance to have oysters and beer.
Stumpy Point’s annual Oyster Festival is this Saturday. We had so much fun doing brewery tours last week we thought we would do it again this Saturday.
The office to tasting room/pub transition is further along.
Come on down and get your fill of oysters and then mosey on over to the brewery for the freshest ales you will ever have.
If you watched the Super Bowl, you may have also seen the Bud Light commercial throwing the “adjunct” gauntlet down in front of Coors and Miller. Coors and Miller use corn syrup in their beers. Corn syrup is an adjunct in beer.
First let’s explain what adjuncts are. Adjuncts are anything added to beer that are not one of the four main ingredients, water, hops, malt and yeast.
Our beer factory is looking for some Oompa Loompas.
Well actually one good Oompa Loompa now and then another in about a month.
With our expansion we need more help.
Now, before all the couch potato, beer champions get too excited, let me say this, WE DO NOT DRINK BEER ALL DAY!
The right candidate needs to be mildly mechanically inclined, able to lift 50lbs (with or without grunting), follow strict procedures and tolerate all genres of music from blue grass to classical to rock. Led Zeppelin is, however, strictly forbidden.
Lost Colony Beer School 101
Ask a beer geek about their favorite beer and 94.3%, a number I made up for this post, will mention hops first,6.8% will mention malt first and 0% mention yeast.
There was no need to make up stats. I have never been asked, “what is your yeast strain.”
Yeast does matter. It determines the temperature you ferment at, the crispness of taste, the flavors in the beer and the type of beer.
In baseball, there is one and only one pinnacle of excellence. It is not the home run, a world series win, nor even a perfect shutout three-game sweep of the Phillies by the NY Mets on May 28, 2010.
No, the greatest event in baseball is a PERFECT GAME.
No runs. No hits. No walks. In one hundred and forty years of Major League baseball, there have been only twenty-four perfect games. That is twenty-four out of twenty-four thousand games. .001 percent!