When you take a taste of your favorite beer, do you ever stop to think about the ingredients? If you do, you no doubt think about the hops, the malt and the yeast that come together just perfectly to create the flavor you love. But how often do you consider the other necessary ingredient in your beer, the water? There is more water in your beer than all the other ingredients combined, yet it’s often the […]
This week we broke one of our self-imposed rules and went out for a few beers during the week. Usually, we need weekdays days to recover from our brewery stops on weekends, but not this week. We managed to visit two of our tried and true local breweries for some school night drinking this week. We stopped by Lone Tree Brewing Company and Rockyard Brewing Company.
Lone Tree Brewing Company Our visit to Lone Tree Brewing Company was more about meeting up with friends than sampling all their beers, so we both stuck with one variety the whole night. Jeff stuck with the Hoptree IPA, and I had the Puddle Jumper Pale Ale. Both were good, with strong hop aromas and flavors. Of course, the Hoptree was much more aggressively hopped, at 80 IBUs. Still, the Puddle Jumper had a good […]