Pour the Core, and a Little Bit of Autumn
Sep21

Pour the Core, and a Little Bit of Autumn

The sixth annual Pour the Core will take place on Saturday, September 30 at a new location, Heckscher State Park. Although it literally poured rain last year, it didn’t stop me and my fellow homebrewers from participating again. Last year I hung onto summer and brought a Pina Colada cider to Pour the Core. So this year I teamed up with Billy Burke, also a homebrewer, and remade a fun recipe that I created once before. We decided...

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Sex and the Cider: Carrie’s Cosmo
Feb23

Sex and the Cider: Carrie’s Cosmo

Finally, my Cosmo-inspired cider completed fermentation and officially kegged last night! I have always been a fan of Carrie from “Sex and the City” and her fancy pink drinks. I give her credit for always ordering one without knocking it over. Since I know I’m not as graceful as Carrie and her Cosmos,I thought I would make a Cosmo-inspired cider. My version: “Sex and the Cider” 9% ABV is made of zesty...

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Beer & Cider Trail: Upstate New York
Nov15

Beer & Cider Trail: Upstate New York

Last weekend sadly marked the end of beer and cider festival season for me with the 2016 Great Beer Expo at Belmont Racetrack. My 8.5% maple pecan cider, #IPecantEven, was one of hundreds of beers, ciders, and wines at the festival. Come visit us today @grenadebrigade table @greatbeerexpo! Pouring 8.5% #IPecantEven in session 1. @billyburke12 #craft #supportcraftbeer #thebrewbabe #theoutcask #hardcider #handgrenadeslove...

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Busy Brewing
Jul07

Busy Brewing

I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted on here. I haven’t been outside the beer culture, in fact, I’ve been super busy at events and brewing this summer! I just finished “11:11,”  a dry-hopped cider that I brewed with citra hop leaves. I’ve brewed this type of cider before for the Great Beer Expo (Belmont) last November, but I made a no-no and didn’t write down the recipe. Although...

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