Black Lab Bar

Archive for June, 2009

Berkshire Brewing Co. “Floor Malt Pilsner”

June 28, 2009 4:56 pm


I’m hoping to pick this one up today/tomorrow – had a huge delay making space since we weren’t drinking much recently. Apparently this one is quite rare.

From BBC’s website, “Now Available!! Limited Specialty in DRAFT only! This Pilsner is a true lager brewed with authentic Czech Republic two row floor malt. It is light in color, dry & crisp and hopped with Czech Sazz to impart a subtle bitterness in the finish.”

From Tim (Beer guru at Colonial), “BBC is releasing a Pilsner next week. It is only made every few years but they might be bringing it back if this batch goes well.”

I’m late to pick it up (arrived early May, now late June) and I hope it’s still there.  It received a “B+” on BeerAdvocate (off three ratings so far) so I’m excited to try it.

Kicked after 2 about weeks! Great summer beer.

Welcome Phoebe!

4:32 pm


Phoebe at 25 minutes old.

Welcome to the world, Phoebe Ann Solar.

Born 6/24/09 and weighing in at 8.1 lbs and 21″.  We’ll see about keeping the Black Lab Bar, with it’s ATF Agency theme, baby free for a while – for her safety, of course.

Cheers, Phoebe!

Breweries on Twitter

June 18, 2009 3:01 pm

failSome of the most “value” (or entertainment) from Twitter has come from following breweries.  Getting snippits of news or details about beer are interesting, plus it’s an easy way to interact with the brewers directly.

I started searching for a few more to follow and while two of my favorite breweries still aren’t on Twitter (Smuttynose and Berkshire Brewing Co), here’s a list of a few notable breweries that are;

New England:

Outside NE:

Please let me know if you find any others.  I’m particularly interested in knowing when Berkshire Brewing, Smuttynose, Founders, Southern Tier, and Bar Harbor join Twitter.  Peter Engelston said @Smuttynose was already taken by someone outside the company and Twitter can’t revoke the ownership.  Hopefully they’ll snag a runner up soon.