New Beers

I brewed these two beers last November and December respectively. I just got around to making the labels. I had them both legged (they still are), but bottled a few later to share with The Villages Homebrew Club and a few friends. I was expecting a blonde ale instead of the amber, but I guess I ordered darker malts than a blonde calls for. So I just brewed a blonde ale last week and a Belgian Dubbel a couple of weeks ago. I just bottled the dubbed yesterday, so expect labels soon.

Stars and Stripes Amber Ale


Death Ray Rye IPA


Got The Brewery Going

Since May 5th, I’ve been busy crafting three different 5 gallon batches of beer. Here they are:

The Major’s Hopalong IPA
The Major’s Clown Nose Red
The Major’s Regimental Milk Chocolate Stout

These are the 72nd, 73rd, and 74th batches of beer I have brewed since I started in 1993. These three are especially good. If I can find the room, I’ll bring samples with me for Old Dad and Patrick when we head for California this fall.

The red is an extract brew. The stout and IPA are all-grain concoctions. If you want the recipe, just leave a comment and if I have your email address, I’ll send it to you. (Don’t leave your email in the body of your comments).

Stop With The Address Labels Already

I got two more today: you know, those fancy labels sent from charitable organizations as a “free” gift to entice you to give a donation. Here are some of the address label contributors:

  • The American Heart Association
  • St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital
  • The US Olympic Committee
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars Read more