Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Rainy Day Beer

The authoress invites the reader to enjoy an accounting of the making of Rainy Day Beer, in addition to some supporting photographs:








Associate manipulating beer ingredients.


Beer ingredient that authoress tasted via "fleshy finger full."


Goat and associates participating in beer bottling process.


"Beerish" pots, "boilerators" and other apparatuses.


Authoress directing associates during beer manufacturing.


Exotic beer ingredients.


Additional photo of authoress and associates during manufacturing of beer.


Surreal back room scene.


Authoress investigating possible "to go" options.


Photo essay locale: The Brew Kettle.

18 comments:

Velvet Fog said...

Fuggles???
Maybe I don't want to know.

Mone said...

the pick with the buckets sure looks weird! are you sure they didnt put any drugs into it??

hahaha :)

GLITTERGIRL said...

so what ingredients did you end up using? is it a dark beer, or one with extra hops? what's the alcohol content?

me = fancy beer nerd

Anonymous said...

I Love the Buckets! Would make a great installation at an art museum. No shit! (Your readers are probably thinking I need to stick my head in a bucket.)

RJ

Libby Spencer said...

Jolly good mate. I didn't know today was talk like a pirate day. Or is every day in Cleveland devoted to the maritime dialects?

Amy said...

How did I miss this bash???

Hal said...

Your previous post was about farts, and this one is about beer.

Hmmmm....

zen wizard said...

A nymphomaniac with her own brewery!

Throw in a blindfold and a trust fund, and you are the perfect woman.

Helen Mansfield said...

Yeah, what Velvet Frog said.

Those sealed ingredient totes look like food pellets I've seen fed to gerbils, which look the same when they come out the other end later ...

Icky.

josh williams said...

Hops in the tubs, a natural preservative adds bitterness to offset the sugars.I was a home brewer but could not keep up with demand so I just buy the stuff off the shelf.
Four ingredients permitted in beer, to be called beer in Germany. Water, yeast,hops and barley. No rice, no corn nothing but those four magical ingredients. Fresh beer is like fresh food, it is the best way, the only way...I could go on and on but I am a kind man.

danb said...

Save some for me!!!

Toby said...

Very nice! The exotic beer ingredients remind me of when I was in Amsterdam.

abngourmet said...

I wonder if they'd make me my own beer, even if I don't live there ... hmmm .... maybe ...

Al's Ale
Paratrooper Porter
Hangul Hefe (in honor of my time in Korea)
Iraqi India Pale Ale (in honor of my Iraq tour)

Label pictures could include the pic of me under the crossed sabers in the Green Zone, in downtown Itaewon in Seoul, or somewhere here on Fort Bragg. It would be a big seller, I'm sure ... yeah, right. Nice pix, Erin.

Al
The Retired Army Guy

deangc said...

I like how in that last pic the camera perspective makes it look like you're this little tiny person packing this huuuuuge bottle of beer.

Oh, wait...

countrymouse said...

The photo with the buckets is from when you stepped into the decanting lab from Brave New World?? Scary . . .

Erin O'Brien said...

I couldn't tell you what we put in that beer for love or money.

After any number of ciders, we began engaging in the "boobie squash" hugs, of which I did not get a picture as I was participating.

Probably best, that.

The beer came out pretty good, too.

Mojito Libre said...

My wife was going to get me a brew session at the Kettle for my birthday. The waiting list would've put me on schedule for January '09. We know some people over there and they told her that they'd bump me up a few months, though. She asked me if I'd want to do it (it costs a pretty penny).

I had to honestly decline because, when it comes to beer, I want it NOW! I know several people that brew their own and it really doesn't appeal to me. I don't know why. I'd rather sit at the bar, order the Ringneck Porter and a pulled pork sandwich and kick back.

(too much measuring and chemistry, I guess).

Glad to see you're supporting the Kettle, though. That place is a gem!

Anonymous said...

This is Zip - thought of a new idea for my beer name...how about Sockcucker FotherMucker Ale??!! :)Think they would allow that one?