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TBP Podcast: Carton Brewing Company’s Augie Carton

Podcast Version:   To celebrate our anniversary my wife and I decided to check out one of our favorite New Jersey breweries, Carton Brewing Company (Atlantic Highlands, NJ). While there I was fortunate to be able to chat with Carton’s … Continue reading

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TBP Presents: A closer look at Pilsner Urquell w/ Senior Trade Brewmaster Václav Berka

As an avid craft beer drinker and homebrewer one beer style that to me transcends the entirety of commercial beer’s history and evolution is the pilsner. A beer style that on its most basic level is defined as a crisp … Continue reading

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Extra Precious Bitter (ESB): Recipe and Review

Since I began home-brewing in May 2009 I’ve brewed mostly within the parameters of the beer styles that I’ve brewed. Meaning, even when I put a slight twist on a traditional beer style I have yet to utilize ingredients that have the … Continue reading

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Homebrew Wednesday 67: Double, Double Boil and Bubble

In honor of the late Paul Wicksteed aka Time4Another1, a pillar of the YouTube homebrewing community from New Zealand I once again share my latest brewing experiences in this week’s episode Homebrew Wednesday. After a brief intro I share footage of … Continue reading

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Grain To Glass: Nectar of the Bine IPA (a New England Style IPA)

After being blown away by various examples of New England IPAs aka the newest trend in craft and homebrewed IPAs I decided to finally make my first attempt at brewing one. To quote a recent blog post, “Now, you may … Continue reading

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Coffee Journal 11/27/15 – Madman visits Irving Farm only to return to Stumptown

Since my last Coffee Journal entry I’ve had some palate pleasing coffee experiences and as I sip my Friday morning coffee (emergency Starbucks Via – Italian Roast in my office at work) I’m writing this entry…On 11/12 (and again on 11/23) I … Continue reading

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Coffee Journal: 11/9/15 – Changing of the Roasters – Stumptown

  After finishing two great African coffees from Elixr Coffee Roasters it was time to return to my NYC coffee adventures and check out another local roaster’s café. Though they’re not based in NYC, I was excited to check out … Continue reading

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