December 8, 2010

Meanwhile, Around Howard County ...

The Howard County beer scene continues to grow.

Besides Frisco Tap House's big unveiling, check out the following this week:

-- Victoria Gastro Pub has been chosen one of just 88 establishments nationwide (and just two in Maryland) to carry eight versions of He'Brew's "Jewbelation" beers -- No.'s 8,9,10,11,12,13,14 (2010 release) and the much sought after "Vertical Jewbelation" which blends all of the above in rye whiskey barrels for six months.

VGP will feature those beers on Thursday December 9th, the last day of Chanukah.

-- Elsewhere, expansion plans continue for T-Bonz and Kloby's. Like with Frisco Grille various procedural hurdles have been some of the barrier to completion of planned expansions that include extra space, more taps, more bar space and other features at both emerging beer bars.

-- This week is "Really Big Beer Week" at The Judges Bench with 13 of the establishment's 17 taps dedicated to 10% ABV and above beers. Owner Mike has brought out some special wintery goodies to enjoy through December 12th. Its an impressive list so be sure to stop by.

-- As written earlier this week, T-Bonz is hosting "Beers & Steers" on Saturday throughout the day, with live bands and locally raised animals for eating. The menu looks amazing with by-the-ounce beef, a whole roasted pig, beer can chicken and oysters. Wash those down with an equally impressive tap list that barman Chris Mabe has procured for the event. Be on the lookout for news here about their next "Pints & Pancakes" event slotted for January.

-- Finally, out a bit further west in Mount Airy, the Mount Airy Inn is tapping its first ever firkin on Thursday, as they'll pour Flying Dog's Snake Dog IPA.


JMOvechkin said...

This is so exciting! I have an unrelated (to this post) question. I am pretty sure Heavy Seas released the "Thank You, Thank You Very Much" brew last night. Any chance you know where to find a couple bombers?

BeerGuy said...

Probably at The Perfect Pour? I'm not the most savvy on bottle shops and what each has, but they'll likely acquire a lot of it.


Hello brewers, that this Christmas will bring much happiness to all and many beers ...
Happy Christmas ...........

HoCo said...

Great post! It's awesome to hear that VGP carried the Jewbelation beers. Haven't visited that place yet, but we're definitely looking forward to stopping by soon!

Linda of HoCoHangover

JessieX said...

Hey, heard of this local blogger: :-)

I was at Frisco Grille this evening. Scanned the scene (and Foursquare) for you. ;-)

The Citadel Theatre said...

Here's my Hoegaarden clone brewed just now based on a recipe kindly supplied by artiums_enteri with a couple of small tweaks.

Recipe Specifications
Boil Size: 29.11 l
Post Boil Volume: 23.74 l
Batch Size (fermenter): 19.00 l
Bottling Volume: 17.30 l
Estimated OG: 1.054 SG
Estimated Color: 8.0 EBC
Estimated IBU: 21.2 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 84.1 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

2.50 kg Pale Malt, Maris Otter (5.9 EBC) Grain 1 54.3 %
1.10 kg White Wheat Malt (4.7 EBC) Grain 2 23.9 %
0.50 kg Wheat, Flaked (3.2 EBC) Grain 3 10.9 %
0.50 kg Wheat, Torrified (3.3 EBC) Grain 4 10.9 %
20.00 g Saaz [2.90 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 5 6.3 IBUs
20.00 g Tettnang [4.50 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 6 10.7 IBUs
10.00 g Saaz [2.90 %] - Boil 15.0 min Hop 7 1.6 IBUs
10.00 g Tettnang [4.50 %] - Boil 15.0 min Hop 8 2.7 IBUs
30.00 g Orange Peel, Bitter (Boil 5.0 mins) Spice 9 -
20.00 g Coriander Seed (Boil 5.0 mins) Spice 10 -
20.00 g Seeds of Paradise (Boil 5.0 mins) Spice 11 -
1.0 pkg Safbrew Wheat (DCL/Fermentis #WB-06)