|The Stone 06 Vertical Epic!
One of the coolest beers I was able to enjoy at GNBF was the 06 Stone Vertical Epic. Man that beer was so incredible. It made me want to hi-five the world. Just the perfection of the roasty notes, the mild bitterness and the age smoothing everything out. Man that was good.
|Heretic Evil Cousin down the hatch
Last week I started doing some serious beer trading online. I'm looking forward to trying a lot of different beers I have not had before from around the United States and even outside of the U.S. I'm buying stuff I can get around here and making some trades with a few out of towners on the west coast and east coast. I plan on sending out some of my homebrew with each trade too. So far the people I have talked to and sent beer to have been fairly stoked to have my homebrew as an added extra in with their beers. I figure homebrew should be shared freely. So why not make people happy with extra surprises.
|I love NBC beers. Love...love them.
I acquired the Mitch Steele IPA book recently. And man am I enjoying it. IPA is probably my most favorite style of beer. I love hops, love growing hops, love learning about hop varieties, breeds, bitterness, aroma, Lupulin glands, bines, cones, madness! Heheh. Just a little bit of a hophead. But this book so far has a lot of great information in it. If you don't already own it I would highly recommend picking it up.
Lastly I wanted to leave you this week with an amazingly happy thought. Tonight is the first night of College Football. I'll be putting beers on tap and having friends over to enjoy my beer on the kegerator while we watch South Carolina play North Carolina. What an amazing hobby we have. Something that lets you create something you can enjoy and share with friends. Isn't that the best part of life? Creating and sharing. I think so.