In this episode Nick Smith from Steam Machine Brewing in the UK joins us to talk about the rebirth and surge in popularity of IPAs over the past 40 years.
Tasting Notes and Further Rambling on the King of Ohio IPA Finals
My Monday post on the final round of the King of Ohio IPA challenge generated quite a bit of activity in the various social media platforms. Brewmaster Trevor Williams seems to be well liked by everyone who has interacted with him and I’m not surprised. He is working hard to build up Hoof Hearted, brewing... Continue Reading →
Ohio vs. Michigan Beer Battle Round 5 – White Rajah vs. Two Hearted Ale
In round 4 the dark roasted malts were center stage. In round 5 we go to the opposite extreme with two beers where the juicy American hops dominate, completely overshadowing the malts: The Brew Kettle’s White Rajah vs. Bell’s Two Hearted Ale. White Rajah by The Brew Kettle (Strongsville, OH) – The Brew Kettle... Continue Reading →
Ohio vs. Michigan Battle of the Beers
When late November arrives in Central Ohio one subject dominates the news, and takes center stage in the thoughts and minds of many residents. I’m not referring to Thanksgiving or the ridiculous shopping spectacle that used to occur the day after Thanksgiving, but now lasts longer than Bill Belichick’s tenure as head coach of the... Continue Reading →
IPA Blind Taste Test – And the winner is …
This is the sixth and final video in the IPA Blind Taste Test Challenge. In this video the identities of the contestants are revealed to the judges, and the foundations of Amy's beer universe crumble in front of the camera. If you only watch one video in this series this is the one.
IPA Blind Taste Test – Beer #4, White Rajah
This is the fifth of six videos capturing the final round of the IPA blind taste test challenge (I recommend watching them in order). In this video Amy and I review contender #4, White Rajah by The Brew Kettle. As you will see this beer makes a strong impression.
IPA Blind Taste Test – The Final Round
This is the first of six videos that make up the final round of the IPA Blind Taste Test Challenge. The winners of Rounds 1 and 2, The White Rajah by the Brew Kettle and Mystic Mama by Jackie O's, are joined by two beers that were seeded into the final round: Flower Power by... Continue Reading →
IPA Blind Taste Test Challenge – Round 1
Our friends Amy and Kim from Syracuse, both of whom are certified hopheads, are visiting Columbus over the Columbus Day weekend. So it seemed the stars were aligned to carry out this blog’s inaugural blind taste test where we aim to identify the best beers without the biases of rarity, price, reputation, etc. This first taste... Continue Reading →
Beer Review – White Rajah by The Brew Kettle
We’re on the eve of the Major League Baseball playoffs and both the Reds and Indians have qualified for the playoffs for only the second time in over 110 years. In celebration of that event (and the party may be short lived) I’m reviewing a popular Ohio beer tonight, White Rajah IPA by The Brew... Continue Reading →