We're in the midst of making it all happen, so the hunt won't be on this week.
Friday, May 29, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Here are some shots taken last night by Sarah Rhee at the Northside Homebrewers Connection that was hosted by Ted Danyluk at our brewery.
Friday, May 15, 2009
There will be no Half Acre Hunt today.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Drinking beer is a wonderful thing. But it’s really only as good as you are when doing it.
I can hand you an incredible beer that hits all your sweet spots, but if you then take that beer and drink it in a crap mood, alone in a dim room, then you’re doing the beer and yourself a disservice, unless that's your thing...
My point is this: You and your scenario can dramatically affect your experience drinking beer, or anything else for that matter. You and your experience won’t make a terrible beer an exceptional one, but your enjoyment of that beer can sway things a great deal.
I recently grabbed some much needed R&R on a remote island with far away shores. The beer of choice is Kalik, a Bahamian Lager that comes in 5.2% version or 7%. I spent a good amount of time with the 7% model and enjoyed this nectar in its entirety.
So, was this beer an excellent crafted product that captured the finer points of Lager brewing: No. Was it a completely delicious solution to all my beer needs why soothing my head on a beach: Absolutely.
So while thinking about beer and its own merits is important, and a conversation of its own, making sure you’re at the peak of your ability to appreciate it is something else entirely.
A fine Lager with fish cooked perfectly is a nice thing. A fine Lager with fish cooked perfectly, enjoyed with friends at the waters edge with no commitments on the horizon is outstanding.
I read a lot of tasting notes, and have seen folks include things like: what music they were listening to, season, or where they were, but in my opinion, this is an underserved part of the discussion.
While I find it partially interesting that someone I’ve never met with any range of sensory experience or motivations picked up tobacco or roasted notes in a stout, I’d find a lot more interesting if they included that they got fired from their job that day, picked up a pint at a bar they’d never been to while meandering aimlessly on some back roads or shared with an old friend they hadn't seen in ten years.
So, here’s to pairing beer with experience and reviewing ourselves.
Half Acre Beer Co
Monday, May 11, 2009
We had our first Half Acre Horseshoes outing this past Saturday.
Friday, May 8, 2009
It's a great day for a hunt.
"I found a hole in a tree, so in the capsule went. It’s the tenth tree in traveling due north on the middle path found on the northeast patch where blacktop's Genoese navigator and a large formation of aircraft meet."
Warning: This hole is small, smaller hands are a plus, but I don’t think necessary.
Winner gets an assortment pack of beers for their travels.