Mark, Jimmy and Squigs take the short journey from NYC to Northport NY, on Long Island; a beautiful little village with a historical part of the very bones of New York City. Also where, right in the middle of Main Street, Sand City Brewing is making craft beer that... well, it pretty much blew our minds. Click below for more about this great place and these TERRIFIC beers that will soon be much, much harder to get. This is a #WalkDontRun alert, people! GET THEE TO NORTHPORT!
Let's get back to focusing on INGREDIENTS, shall we? If you've heard anything about beer, (especially #CraftBeer) you've undoubtedly heard the word "HOPS" tossed around and around, ad infinitum. Wondering what all the fuss is about? It's time we cleared that up for you - and with the help of the good folks at Glacier Hops Ranch just outside of Whitefish, MT, that is what we're about to do. Press play, and let's see (in the words of the immortal Squigs) 'What's Hoppenin'!'
Hey There folks! Loud Guy and Communicator Guy in Michigan, checking out the craft industry. Our newest snooping has led us to a store in Brighton, Michigan which stocks New Holland's Artisan Spirits line. Their HATTER ROYALE HOPQUILA is a "fermented wash of 100% Barley, twice distilled, then steeped with Centennial hops." So the QUILA moniker is a tad misleading - it's actually a hop-infused grain liquor. Sort of a hopped White Dog. And upon tasting, we can report that EVERY HopHead should have this in their home arsenal. The hop character is not overwhelming but suffused throughout, and really raises the malt whiskey character to another level. Wonderful stuff! Stay tuned for further updates. Cheers!