Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Hold On A Minute
This photo has nothing to do with today's subject.
Remember the demo I told you about for Foundry Cycles here in Charlotte? Well, this has changed. With their busy schedule, the demo has been nixed.
However, you can still come down and check out their stuff:
That’s right, it’s now a party.
They’ll be at Bicycle Sport from 4:00 p.m. to close, and it should be one heck of a party. Free beer, free food, and maybe even a chance to win some free stuff. You can look at the bikes, and if you twist their arm you can probably take one for a spin. I’ll be there…will you?
What do I get out of this? Nothing. Well, I get to help out a few friends in the cycling industry, and probably put my grubby paws on some new bike goodies. Oh yeah, I get to drink some beer. I don’t see a downside to this at all.
In other news, my home brew is finished. I put a couple more sample bottles in the fridge, and got a chance to try them out on Sunday.
The carbonation was perfect, and it actually looks like beer. How does it taste? Like a hoppy explosion. It’s hops, hops, and more hops. It’s so bitter that it will make you pucker up, but it tastes pretty good and has a nice finish. This is the kind of beer I would make if I made beer. Wait, I do make beer, and I made this shit.
It’s not the world’s best IPA, but it’s the best one I’ve ever made. I would even pay money for it if I saw it in the store. I’m not selling it though.
Do you want some? Well, quantities are limited so I have to be selective about who I share it with. I let the Dirty Party Cycle have one when he stopped by the house Sunday, and he approves. I have plans for a couple of the bottles, but most of them will be for my own consumption. I will duplicate my recipe and make another batch in the near future, but for now I’ll have to decide who gets to try this batch. Three of them are spoken for, and those folks will be contacted. As for the rest of you, I enjoy being a tease.