Brewing today

Brewing my bastardized steam beer today – stop by if you want.

Don’t have any homebrew to share, but I’ve got some store-bought stuff in the fridge.

How Do You Brew? links

I hate typing, so I try to use links whenever I can. You may notice that some of the links on the blog and the page don’t work for the How Do You Brew? LHBS. You can use the direct link “”, or simply type “” in your browser.

I will use when creating links on my site, just in case the location is moved again in the future.

Samuel Adams Utopias

Anyone want to split the cost of one of these bad boys? If it really is $100.00 per bottle, it would be cheap enuf if shared in the club. Especially if it isn’t your “cup of tea”, one person wouldn’t be out that much.

Here is what their write-up says:

Sweet fire, with rich malt and wood complexity.

Truly the epitome of brewing’s two thousand year evolution,
Samuel Adams Utopias offers a flavor not just unlike any other beer but unlike any other beverage in the world. Its warm, sweet flavor is richly highlighted with hints of vanilla, oak and caramel. Our 2003 batch topped out at a record breaking 25% ABV, beating the records that Samuel Adams® Triple Bock® and Samuel Adams® Millennium had set before it. And like those groundbreaking brews, Samuel Adams Utopias is not carbonated and should be served at room temperature. In one
of many examples where Samuel Adams Utopias pushed the boundaries of beer, it received the highest recommendation (96-100 points) from the prestigious Wine Enthusiast Magazine (November, 2003 edition).

Just a thought . . .

How Do You Brew? Update

Stopped in Friday for some stuff, and to see how they’re doing.

How Do You Brew? How Do You Brew? will remain, with different owners. Everbody was there when I stopped in, and were really great.

The new proprietor will be Joe Gallo (I didn’t catch Mrs. Gallo’s name). The “changing of the guard” is set for September 7.

  • Hours:
    Thurs. 4 – 7 pm
    Fri 11 – 6
    Sat 11 – 6
    Call for any updated hours (holidays, etc.)
  • Phone
  • Address
    100 Elkton Road
    Newark, DE 19711

I was really hoping they would have a Monday – Saturday (Tuesday – Sunday?) operation, but things will be pretty much the same as we are used to.

The Gallos mentioned an October grand opening, so keep your eyes and ears peeled.

Lite Red Ale

Finally got to brewing the light Red Ale kit I got for my birthday.
I’ve developed a tendency to get a yeast starter going on day 1, brew the wort on day 2, then pitch the yeast early on day 3.
Well, the yeast didn’t start, so I went last night to Wine and Beer Emporium to snag some new yeast (I’m trying a new American Ale blend). I started it last night, and pitched it this morning.
I’m in a hurry again because it has to get in the secondary before we leave for our Mexico holiday.
I’ll let you know how it goes . . .