We’re in the process of some redesigning that should make the site more informative and interactive. Stay tuned. Still working –( Sunday Feb 28) –new posts coming soon! Meanwhile, all the posts for the past several weeks are available — just click around in the blog section. Cheers!
Archives for February 2016
Meet the Tuppers:
Samaritan Ministry’s 2018 Gala & Auction: “on Saturday, November 3, 2018
Join the Tuppers at Samaritan Ministry’s 2018 Gala & Auction: “We’re All In This Together” on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 6:30 pm at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School (SAES) in Potomac, MD. We’ll be pouring beer from Mad Fox Brewery and signing books. If you buy a book at the Gala, 100% of your money goes to benefit Samaritan’s efforts to help everyday people overcome adversity and move on with their lives. There are no religious requirements to participate. Learn more about the Gala here.
“Son of a Brick” Beer Tasting at Mad Fox Brewery on December 5:
Cost is $55 per person with the evening hosted by Bob Tupper. Each brewer/owner will discuss their beer and answer any questions that you have. Don’t miss the rare opportunity to meet and talk to key individuals in the brewing industry.
COMING UP NEXT on Beer of the Day– This week we continue our European tour: HIGHLIGHTS OF EUROPE 2018– Surprisingly good beer in “bad beer cities.” Prizes and surprises that we’ve found in researching our next book – a guide to great beer in European tourist cities, which plan on publishing in 2019..
>>>>>Scroll down below this entry to find the featured beer of the day.
Check out our “10 Best List” — We’re often asked for our favorite beer; Cheat Sheet asked us for our favorite 10 places to drink beer. Tough! But here’s the list, all featured in depth in Drinking In the Culture as well. Tuppers’ Top Ten.
February 19, 2016 Post 0016 It looks simple, the taste is subtle, and most of the the basic ingredients are easy enough to obtain. Yet it may be the hardest beer in the world to brew well. Kölsch. Almost every brew pub has one, or what they think is one. However, the real Kölsch brewers of Cologne are so protective of their process that while we know much about the style, truly family-held secrets remain.
While some accounts link it to the 19th century, Kölsch as we know it today is almost an accidental style.
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February 15, 2016 Post 0015. Travelers who know us well have no qualms about berating us for omitting their favorite watering hole. One response is that some of our favorite pubs didn’t make the cut either. In London, our decision to restrict recommendations to the center area required us to ignore many nearby icons. The White Horse in Parsons Green is such an icon.
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February 11, 2016 Post 0014. The drive from Cary to Angier in North Carolina takes well less than an hour if you don’t stop at the seven craft breweries along the way. If you have a designated driver or a will of steel you can visit them all in a day. We took a couple of days so we could spend more time savoring their beers. The range of size, location and styles isn’t all that unusual in the States these days, but there is almost nothing equivalent in Europe except possibly in Italy.
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