Tag Archive for beer

Drinking Music for the weekend

Earlier this year I wrote a post on my other site, I Grok Grog, about good beer music and reposted it here. Well I’d always intended to do it up as a full podcast but those take effort and time, time that could be better spent actually drinking and listening to music. But some of the…

Good Beer Music

crossposted from I Grok Grog I like beer. I like music. But for some reason, when you put the two together, it often turns out badly. Let’s face it, there are a lot of jackass beer songs out there. From that beer song that everybody claims is by Weird Al when you know it totally…

Good Beer Music

I like beer. I like music. But for some reason, when you put the two together, it often turns out badly. Let’s face it, there are a lot of jackass beer songs out there. From that beer song that everybody claims is by Weird Al when you know it totally isn’t, to that bad metalcore…

HOPS! Oktoberfest

Saturday the 24th, as I posted a while back, was the date for HOPS! Oktoberfest. Earlier in the week, the weather reports all predicted a nice sunny day, but as the week wore on, rain started creeping into the forecast. Friday evening, as I left work, it wasn’t looking too good. And sure enough, the…

My new favorite thing in the whole of today

In case you didn’t know, I have a birthday coming up next week. “What do you get the guy who has, well, a lot of stuff, but also would like a lot more stuff?” you may be asking yourself. And you may be answering yourself, well, Jim’s TV just stopped working recently; maybe he needs…

HOPS! Oktoberfest (and other notes)

I should start this post by apologizing for never following up on all those Iron Brewer posts. You can bet that if I’d won, I’d have been all over it, but alas I did not. Amy Gentry, a fine Northwestern Indiana homebrewer whom I met at Three Floyds to trade bottles in person and save…

Iron Brewer Tasting Tonight!

You are probably sick of me going on and on about this Iron Brewer thing by now. Well I have good news for you. It’s coming to an end! The judges’ tasting was last night, and tonight is the contestants’ tasting and podcast. If you’re interested, you can follow here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/simplybeer (click the Batch 2 Round 6…

Iron Brewers announced, Midwest Brewers Fest coming up

The Batch 2 Round 6 brewers names were officially announced in a post late last night on the Iron Brewer website Batch 2 Round 6 Brewers & Bios on the Iron Brewer website In other news, I’m going to be volunteering with my homebrew club at the Midwest Brewers Fest in Plainfield, IL in late August.…

Iron Brewer recipe, update

  It’s now been 11 days since I brewed my Iron Brewer entry. I’ve checked the gravity the last couple of days and it’s been pretty steady, within a couple points of where I imagined it would end up (and I was hoping it would finish a bit high as I’m looking for a bigger…