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Making and Breaking Hard Apple Cider From Scratch

I have made moderately terrible wines from grapes. I have made a few lovely beers with my brewing wife (thanks to my wife). I have never toyed with hard apple cider. With Fall upon us, nature throws an emergency-opportunity my way: Continue reading

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CORK (IRELAND) PART 2: THE FRANCISCAN WELL BREWERY: EU Austerity Drinking Tour #38

Last Monday sampled beer from the Franciscan Well Brewery in Cork, Ireland. We return to test their cask ale.

A week ago in Dublin, we tried their Purgatory Pale Ale from cask at the Bull and Castle. I got a touch romantic: “Franciscan Well’s ‘Purgatory’ is hardly hell: it is beguiling, a bit sarcastic, and very good (4 of 5): like a first date who clearly is over you by the end. I suppose we should stop by Cork after all.”

Oh, how naive.

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MURKY.WATERS.: EU Austerity Drinking Tour #14

I’ve sold out.  Follow me on twitter for updates and little nothings: @waywardwine Last week we left Glasgow to work our way north.  Now for a few darker things: e.g. Porter, Stout, and Loch Ness. The Scots share a love … Continue reading

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