Author Archives: njbrideau

Mt Hood Hops at Our Homestead

Third Year Production of very fragrant Mt Hood hops

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Roger is a Level 1 Cicerone

  Part Of The Beer Grotto Ann Arbor Training………2015  

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BEER GROTTO St Paddy’s Day

Plenty of smiles on St Patricks Day at Beer Grotto Ann Arbor. Chrissy loves her brews….

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Kegger works mighty fine

The new kegger loves to be used….

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Beer Bread- Oh so Good

  Beer Bread made with 12 oz of English Bitter and 3 cups of rising flour, 3/4 cup or less sugar, 3/4 stick of butter and a pinch of salt. Coat top with 1/4 stick of butter.  Bake 350 for … Continue reading

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New Kegger and Tap : Special Gift For DAD

      A very special gift from Claire and Tom.  Very much appreciated.  

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Anyone who is reading this and who knows us – please have a wonderful Holiday Season and Good Fortune in 2015.  (Can’t believe it is 2015)  

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KALAMAZOO CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL 2014

We both volunteered at the inaugural KALAMAZOO CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL held on Nov 1, 2014.  A return to our old haunt- so to speak near the Halloween date.   PHOTO ON K-WINGS BENCH POURING PERRIN ALES (Grand Rapids)  

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Cascade 2014 Harvest : mid-AUGUST

  Plenty to make a Hoppy Beer in direct contradiction to our British Traditionals….

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Directional Hops

The Cascade 2014 ENB hops are wrapping around the homestead after first climbing 10 ft:  

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