Andy tells us about last weekend's The Beer Is Good at Fiddler's Hearth.
We're also told Bier's Harvest Pale with hops from Mike Sprinkle's test farm in Michigan went well (of course). Rita broke the story last week that Mike is planning to leave the GM job at Crown Liquors to raise hops full time.
Michigan's homebrew law got changed last week. It allows "homebrewers to serve homebrew at meetings and events held at Michigan breweries, bars and restaurants. Until now, whenever a Michigan homebrew club met at a licensed establishment (microbrewery, brewpub or other establishment with a license to sell alcoholic beverages) for a club meeting, a homebrewing demonstration or a competition, they put their host’s license at risk."
The Brewers of Indiana Guild has announced that their Winterfest will be January 28 from 4-8pm (VIP tickets available for a big more $ that allows entrance at 3pm.
Rogue? Sure. Bacon Maple Ale? Sure. Pink bottle? You got me there.From The Maple Daily: "It generally tastes like a dirty, ashy smoked beer without any of the subtlety of the finer Bamberger rauchbiers. The maple syrup notes pop up now and again, but the smoke flavor, along with fatty hits of unwanted bacon, dominate."
Mark you calendars: 24th Annual National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show. March 2-4, 2012. Albuquerque.