On The Go – Atlanta, GA

Every so often it’s good to get off the rock and visit someplace else and when we do this we like to seek out the best places for beer!

I recently visited Atlanta, GA, which is a direct flight from Bermuda, and it offers a fabulous big city experience that of course includes lots of great beer.  Atlanta is known t’s many historic neighborhood and they all contain great pubs such as The Porter and Brick Store Pub. Food and dining in Altant si only second to that of New York and the city is littered with great beer restaurants such as Five Seasons.  But most importantly, the city is also home to an ever growing number of craft beer breweries, many of them with their own tasting rooms open to the public!

On this trip I visited one of the great beer restaurants of all time, Taco Mac, and also stopped by to sample the unique beers at the Monday Night Brewing tasting room.   Continue reading “On The Go – Atlanta, GA”

Bermuda Honey Porter

I was looking for someway to brew a locally inspired beer and after several rounds with friends it was decided that we needed to attempt a Honey Porter. While hops and grain are not grown in Bermuda at all, honey is a very popular local crop. So for this beer I used a very dark Robust Porter recipe and added local Bermuda honey to the flame out, primary, and secondary fermenter.
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Devils Backbone – Bravo Four Point

Devils Backbone is a brewery with deep links to Bermuda. One of the co-founders of this brewery is Gorham’s chief Rod Ferguson so it seemed right to have the first beer review be from their Bravo Four Point Session IPA.

Before we get to the review, lets define what is Session IPA is. A Session IPA isn’t a defined style but rather one that combines the lower alcohol and calorie cotent of a American Pale Ale with the much more hoppy flavor of an American IPA. This style allows hop heads like myself to have a few tasty beers without going overboard.

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