Category: Events

Harpoon Brewery logo

Harpoon Brewery: Various and the Four Saisons

We felt like rock stars. When the Beer Bloggers’ Conference arrived at Harpoon Brewery in Boston this summer, we were quietly ushered away from the rather impressive stream of visitors [..]

Attendee badge from EBBC13 showing a man with a laptop and glass of beer standing on a barrell

U.S. Beer Blogging in five minutes or fewer

Ring, ring. It’s two days before I leave for vacation in Ireland and Scotland. I’m ending the trip with the European Beer Bloggers’ Conference in Edinburgh.  I brim with anticipation, excited as [..]

half American, half UK flag mashed together

Ireland, Scotland, and Bloggers, Oh My!

This woman’s first real Irish Guinness is imminent, be prepared for the ground to shake. I’m going to Ireland for a week, my first time there, and then off to Scotland for [..]

Cover of The Goodman of Paris, showing a medieval man and his wife and a servant
Badge for EBBC13, a man with a laptop and glass of beer
eagle on top of a globe with an anchor behind; logo of USMC
beer judge certification program logo

Starting the BJCP class!

Sometimes fate just calls your bluff.  I’ve been saying for a while now I’d like to take the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) certification – for mead, and maybe beer – [..]

Glass of stout beer

Nov. 8, 2012: National Stout Day

It’s National Stout Day, and since stouts are my favorite style of winter beer I’m going home to heft one tonight.   What I love about stouts:  stouts and porters [..]

Gruit recipe from BaltiBrew

Baltimore Brew Festival hosted a Gruit Ale competition last night.  I asked whether they would post their recipes on their website – don’t have an answer yet.  One of the [..]

clear mug with light beer and a lot of head

Homebrew and the Law

I had the opportunity to review homebrewing laws across the country for a Women in Homebrew event this weekend.  The differences are pretty interesting. Maryland Homebrew, one of my local [..]

Baltimore Beer Week 2012

It’s Baltimore Beer Week!  And there is some homebrewing action, boy howdy! Maryland Homebrew sent out an email with so many events on it that I’m not going to post [..]