Just a little more than one year ago, my family and I relocated to Indianapolis from New Jersey due to some changes in my full-time job. It was a tough, yet exciting, move for us. We quickly had to put our small, 2nd floor condo up for sale, and at the same time travel to Indianapolis to house hunt and find a neighborhood that would suit us.
The prospect of moving to an area with a completely new to me beer landscape was intriguing. As soon as I knew for sure that my family and I were making the move to Indiana, I performed some online searches to compile a list of the breweries that were local to our new area. A Google Map was created just for the breweries. Facebook pages and Instagram pages were followed.
I quickly learned that Indiana isn't quite like other states I've visited where alcohol is involved. Some of these laws astonished me!
First things first, any minor (under 21 years old) is not allowed to step foot in a liquor store. Not even accompanied by an adult…
Easton, PA's Weyerbacher Brewing Company, brewers of awesome beers such as
Merry Monks, Blithering Idiot and Old Heathen, like to experiment with different
beers in their Brewer's Select series. After having completed a beer for each
letter of the NATO phonetic alphabet, they have now turned to constellations. I
thought it would be fun to use this space to learn about the experimental beers
that Weyerbacher is brewing, and also to learn a little bit of astronomy along
Auriga is the fourth release in the Northern Hemisphere constellation portion of the Weyerbacher Brewer's Select Series. Last week, I posted about Bootes, the fifth release, so these posts are coming a little out of order. No big deal though, because you should be able to find some Auriga if you stop by Weyerbacher, or if your bar is lucky enough to get some. Let's check out some info on the beer, and then some facts about the constellation!
2013 was an excellent and exciting year for beer in New Jersey. We saw the opening of 4 new breweries as well as approvals in 4 other breweries who didn't quite have enough time to open in 2013. Let's take a look at the new breweries and see what they will be offering to us thirsty beer fans!
Bolero Snort Brewery: Launched their beers in late February 2013. They started out with two beers, Ragin' Bull (an amber lager)and Blackhorn (an American black lager). Later in 2013, they added a 3rd flagship, There's No Rye-ing in Basebull (a rye ale) and also released a winter seasonal, Gingerbull Cookie (a brown ale brewed with spices). In order to provide a wider spectrum of beers to their fans, they like to prepare what they call #BSTreatments. If you follow their Facebook or Twitter, you might be lucky enough to find the treatments in the wild, and get to taste such beers as Blackhorn's Kickin' Creamsicle (black lager aged on vanilla and cointreau soaked on oak…