Here’s a picture from last October’s meeting where we pit some Rhode Island beers against each other. To celebrate March Madness, here’s the final bracket. The winner among this set? Grey Sail Flying Jenny!
36% No, I don’t bother 29% I used to, but I don’t now 22% Sometimes, with test strips 14% Always, with a pH meter 0% Always, with test strips 0% No, I don’t mash
RIFTers bid a farewell to a great 2013 at Track 84. Here’s to new brews in 2014!
At our May meeting, RIFTers cracked open the results of our single hop pale ale experiment (round 3). All the beers came out great, with a definite difference among all the varieties. Here are some tasting notes from club members. Big thanks for Mark L. and Matt J. for taking excellent notes, especially as those […]
It’s been a while since our last single hop experiment, so it’s time to fix that. Round three of the always tasty, always enlightening RIFT Single Hop Pale Ale extravaganza will get underway this spring, with tastings being done at the May meeting. Anyone who wants to participate will make a simple American pale ale […]
RIFT joined thousands of other homebrewers around the world to celebrate National Homewbrew Day by brewing 50 gallons of Belgian wit at John C’s garage brewery. We had some great brews, chatted about techniques, and even roasted some coffee. Thanks to everyone who made it!
In July 2010 I sent out a quick survey of RIFT members on what type of water we use to brew our beers. There were four multiple choice questions and could be answered anonymously (to protect the innocent?) What type of water do you brew with? (Municipal tap, well, bottled spring, reverse osmosis, other) Do […]
It’s time again for another Big Brew, and another RIFT club experiment. October’s Big Brew, tentatively scheduled for Saturday, October 23, will be held at John’s Garage/Nanobrewery and we’ll be brewing up 50 gallons of amber ale hopped with Fuggles. For the experiment, everyone will go home with 5 gallons of wort and pitch a […]
June 6/24 – Club Meeting: Single Hop Beer Tasting (Round 2) July 7/10 – Club entries for the Dominion Cup are due to JW (for drive down to VA) 7/22 – Club Meeting: TBD August 8/1 – Blues & Brews Comp entry deadline 8/26 – Club Meeting: IPA Club-Only Comp Judging / Tasting September 9/23 – Club […]