Tag Archives: Honey

Making Mead From Buckwheat Honey

At some point I thought making alcohol out of honey sounded like a great idea. I enjoy mead but tire of so many sweet and simple styles. Just because honey is its source does not necessitate it become a desert drink. Why can’t mead have the gravitas of wine? Why can’t it taste dry, complex, and be a friend to food? Continue reading

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BREWDOG IN EDINBURGH: Beer Review: Alice Porter; Dogma; Libertine Black Ale: EU Austerity Drinking Tour #17

Last week we tried Brewdog Brewery’s lighter, bottled beers.  They ranked well but did not lead to their self-proclaimed beer-volution.  Time to get serious.  This week, we tackle BrewDog’s bar in Edinburgh. To start the day, my wife and I … Continue reading

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WEST.WARD.: EU Austerity Drinking Tour #13

After a week in Glasgow, we were ready to move on.  Our last day there, we stumbled upon West Brewery.  It sat at the far end of Glasgow Green: a river park, smelling of Victorian imperialism and the caramelized malt … Continue reading

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