If you’ve never had Orval, you can’t call yourself a true beer geek. I remember the exact date I tried my first Orval. It was a pinnacle moment in my craft beer career.
(originally posted December 29, 2009) True story: The Wench has a tendency to get star struck. But the “celebrities” in my world are the typical “celebrities” for the rest of our society. Forget Brad Pitt, I am completely enamored with amazing chefs, fabulous winemakers, crazy brewers and the biggest beer geeks in the industry. If […]
My friend Josh Christie and his blog “Brews and Books” has inspired me to write a post about my personal “library.” Growing up, I was definitely a book geek. On my 10th birthday, my parents gave me 50 books. I woke up to a trail of books from my bedroom door, down the stairs … and […]
Welcome to the year 2009! Here is to another great year full of drinking beautifully crafted, unique and excellent beers! Cheers! The current trend amongst many of my favorite bloggers has been to create some sort of list to commemorate the past year. Some have written posts about the top ten blogs that they have […]
I have developed an intense fascination, preoccupation … and obsession with wild yeast beers. In my personal opinion, Lambics are quite possibly the most exciting and interesting style of beer. Ales and lagers are both fermented carefully with cultivated strands of brewer’s yeast -using tremendous control. On the other hand, Lambics are produced by spontaneous […]
Maybe I should change my name to The Belgian Beer Wench, since these days I seem to be obsessed with the ales of Belgium. Not only have I been enjoying drinking many different Belgian beers lately, but I have also have been enjoying reading Michael Jackson’s “GREAT BEERS OF BELGIUM.” (A wonderful friend of mine […]