Archive for March, 2005

No Sleep Til Milton . . .

Saturday, March 26th, 2005

“Wort in the kettle – never ever do we settle
Bitter biting sharper than a stinging nettle
My job ain’t a job – I’m rolling with my crew
City to city – I’m swinging that brew
New sensation – brew fests around the nation
Pain Relievaz never get vacation
Shaky Hops-A-Lot is our lupilin staple
I brew what I brew and Randall’s no fable
Want no caking – our mash tun we’re raking
East Side versus West Coast – a ruckus we’re making
While you’re brewing beer worried about the size
The Pain Relievaz at the pub – cold kickin’ the prize”

I know this site isn’t normally “blog like” and I know the last two post have been “bloggish”, but at least they’re beer related. Yesterday Robert and I went down to Dogfish Head to return the kegs from the party. We got to the Milton location a little before three to return the kegs and picked up a 6th keg of ApriHop too, sweet! We took the tour with Matt Webster and Bryan Selders. This is my third time taking the tour in a year and everytime is more in depth and different. During the tour we got to try the Chicory Stout and the 90 Minute IPA. We also found out that DFH will be adding a 60,000 sq. ft. building to there already 27,000 sq. ft. building and adding a restaurant in Milton!

After the brewery tour we drove to the brewpub in Rehoboth. From 4-6 it’s $2 for most drinks, plus they have Randallized 90 MInute on tap. We each had 1 Randall, 1 ODB (Old Dirty Bitter in honor of Old Dirty Bastard, naturally), 1 120 Minute IPA & another Randall. While at the same time the Distiller Mike Gerhart and his assistant Katie let us sample a Rum Swizzle they had made. Really it’s a drink, but they served them as shots – I think we had 3 or 4 of those. Both Robert and I also got growlers of the ODB to bring home.

Before we left Mike was kind enough to give us a tour of the brewpub and distillery. It was really cool!! We talked and sampled for almost two hours. We tried the Honey Rum before the honey is added. We tried the Wit Rum before the spices are added. We tried the freshed Blue Hen Vodka I’ve ever had, and we got to sample the DFH Whiskey that may or may not get released – pretty sweet. Mike also told us about a recent visit from Beer-God Michael Jackson and how he had discovered a new “oldest fermented beverage” in China and wanted DFH to brew it after there success with Midas Touch. It is said to be from 6000BC and found in China. It was reserved for the king and his royal family only. They thought it brought them closer to God, and in the morning when they were throwing up and hung over it was there body purging because no human should be that close to God. It all sounded really neat.

To say that Robert and I had a dope beer adventure would be to belittle the night. I can’t wait until next Good Friday!

Help Me Drink Beer . . .

Saturday, March 19th, 2005

Call it a Friday, call it a party, call it the day after St. Patty’s Day, but all I know is that I needed some help drinking some beer.

Karen & I had a small get together last night and I think things went great. I wouldn’t go so far as to say it was a “Fool Circle Event”, but it could have been. Basically I bought to 6th kegs of DFH beer in October 04 for the wedding. One was Punkin’ Ale and the Other was 60 Minute IPA. Well, with the generous gift from Iron Hill Brewery, these two 6ths were not needed. Well, time goes on and things keep happening, so finally we decide we want to drink them NOW, but we’ll need help to drink 10 gallons of beer, equal to 5 cases.

I feel as if everyone had a great time, I know Karen & I sure did. Big ups to Todd for coming through with the chimenea (fire pit), that definetly set things off right. We’ll have to do this again . . . SOON!!