Beer Notes: Beer Quotes

In this era of alternative facts, we wanted to address another area where belief is not always reality.  This week on Beer Notes, we are exploring attribution of beer sayings. In researching this topic, I tried to find why people always like to use quotes.  We like to read them. We like to repeat them.  […]

Beer Notes: Cloudy Beers

The Forecast for 2020?  Cloudy – so says Gene Muller, Founder of Flying Fish Brewing out of New Jersey during the Beer Tourism and Marketing Conference this week in St. Petersburg, Florida.  This week on Beer Notes, we will explore just what cloudy means. Most people don’t love cloudy days, and many beer drinkers won’t […]

Cooking in Ocean City: Poseidon’s Pub

Ocean City Cooking

Cooking in Ocean City Poseidon’s Pub Ocean Downs Casino is known for its slot machines, table games, and horse racing, but did you know world class ice sculptor and chef, Erik Cantine,  is the Director of Food and Beverage for Ocean Downs Casino? Erik supervises  a wonderful restaurant within the casino named Poseidon’s Pub. The […]

Beer Notes: Thomas Jefferson

There is a lot of talk these days about our founding fathers, nobody seems to focus on their beer habits, however.  Today on Beer Notes, we are going to discuss just what Thomas Jefferson thought of beer and how it is relevant today. “At Monticello, beer was a “table liquor” served during dinner, and Jefferson’s […]

Beer Notes: Guinness Open Gate

Guinness Open Gate Brewery in Baltimore

Now that Guinness has opened the Open Gate brewery in Baltimore County, Maryland and winter is upon us, we thought it was time to take a look at the popular cold weather brew that Guinness is most famous for:  the stout.  This week on Beer Notes, we are exploring the origins of stouts. In 1759, […]

Beer Notes: Foam

Foam is a friend, not an unwelcome guest taking up too much space in our glass. Today on Beer Notes we will discuss the head on your beer and why it is desirable.  Beer head, foam, kräusen or froth, all names for the bubbles at the top of your beer.  This foam is produced by […]

Beer Notes: Craft Beer Shoes?

The holiday season is fast upon us and here at Beer Notes, we are looking at gift options for the craft beer lover in your life.  This week’s edition will focus on the wildest option, shoes. Did you know that you can get limited release sneaks for your craft beer aficionado?  Both Merrell and Adidas […]

Beer Notes: Smithsonian Exhibit

When you think of the Smithsonian Institution, most people think of the Hope Diamond, or African American history, or the Air & Space Museum.  Some think of sculpture and others think of art.  Not many think of craft beer.  Today on Beer Notes, we highlight the new “Brewing a Revolution” exhibition at the Smithsonian in […]

Crooked Hammock Expansion

This Hammock is Wide Enough for THREE The Crooked Hammock Brewery opened a second location in Middletown, DE, on  November 12, 2019, and will be opening a third location in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Spring 2020. The privately owned brewery, now a chain, states on their site, “Local, Independent, and Proud. We craft brews that […]

Beer Notes: Mayflower

When the Mayflower was being stocked for the long journey to the New World, beer was among the highly valued stores put aboard.  This week on Beer Notes, we are discussing beer on the Mayflower and in the early colonies. Water was the last thing that anybody wanted to drink because it carried the risk […]

Beer Notes: How Hops Are Used in Brewing

Last week, we explored what hops are, this week on Beer Notes, we will learn how hops are used in the brewing process.  Most beer is made with dried hops.  The flowers of the hop plant are collected and dried and then processed  to create a highly concentrated version of hops that look like rabbit […]