You Will Find Me at Toronado For The Next Week

Toronado sent out an email to it’s minions today recapping all of the fantastic events coming to this most hallowed bar during SF Beer Week (2/6 – 2/15/2009). SF Beer Week Kickoff – Friday, February 6th, 12:00PM Join Napa Smith brewer Don Barkley as he taps the first keg of “Original Albion Ale” at High […]

Strong Beer Month starts off… Uhm.. Strong?

Here I am, sitting in Magnolia Gastropub, 4 beers deep into their excellent strong beer menu. Only 2 to go, listening to Grateful Dead. oh how I hate the Grateful Dead, but I love this place. It’s, the beer… Gose To Heaven – imperial hefewiezen? Strong banana flavor, but in a good way. Nice, strong, […]

Some Notes on Developing a Skyline Clone Recipe

I occasionally get email from people asking about Cincinnati and Skyline chili — various things. But this email was from someone who has put a lot of really good thinking into developing a Skyline clone recipe. I’ll be using some of these discoveries in my next batch. Thanks for the great insights, Alexander. ——- FDA […]

Cincinnati Style Chili Batch 16

It’s finally here. After a 2 year break, hosting a homebrew club meeting at our place seemed like the perfect time to post the next version of my Cincinnati Chili recipe. Changes this time include increase in the amount of meat, more cayenne (perhaps a little too much), pureeing the onion and garlic, switching to […]

The First Keg of Boont Amber Ever?

David Keene, owner of Toronado, made an interesting discovery in the basement of the Toronado recently while doing a little clean up. A few assorted kegs close to 20 years old. Some of the original 60 Corny kegs that he bought to transport beer to and from breweries, way back in the beer stone ages, […]