Y’all know I’m a sucker for a proper old-school Russian Imperial Stout & #acoponbrewing ‘s Hans Trapp is absolutely bang on the money. My latest for @PorchDrinkSouth ,including the rather cool story behind this delish brew’s name:
My 1st piece for @Brewer_World showcasing the 1st all-South-Asian US beer conference panel @ChiBrewseum Beer Summit
Beer Prime – Episode 38, featuring beer writers Pete Brown, Emma Inch, Dave Hayward, and Ruvani de Silva
Thanks ever so much @BeerPrimeUK for including me in your 2021 roundup! So many great new beers and breweries this year despite everything the industry has been through, and delighted to be in such fab company on the show!
Ahhh wowww! Honoured to bits to be included in @goodbeerhunting ‘s 2021 Signifiers! Huge thanks to the fab @helenannesmith_ for such a lovely write-up & thank you to everyone who’s contributed to and read my work! GBH Signifiers 2021 – Ruvani de Silva
An absolute privilege to write about the utterly awesome Betsy Lay, owner of world-changing @LadyJusticeBrew , & their fantastic work for this year’s @goodbeerhunting Signifiers! https://www.goodbeerhunting.com/signifiers-2021/2021/12/16/betsy-lay
Absolutely thrilled to see my @goodbeerhunting Signifier on the groundbreaking #communitycultures yeast lab go live! Their unique foraged clean yeasts create fantastic new possibilities for brewers in Texas & beyond-yeast really is the new black! https://www.goodbeerhunting.com/blog/2021/12/14/capturing-the-flavor-of-texas-community-cultures-yeast-lab-in-san-antonio-texas-1
I had so much fun researching my 1st piece of spirits writing about Texas’ very own version of Chartreuse-Aerodrome Distilling’s Genepi. Read more @TexasHighways – such a fascinating story! https://texashighways.com/eat-drink/breweries-distilleries/a-corpus-christi-distiller-has-made-a-near-perfect-chartreuse-dupe/
Soooo this happened!! Chuffed to bits to be highly commended by @Britbeerwriters in the Best Beer Writer, National Media category! Huge congrats to all my fellow nominees and winners-such a fantastic night w so many lovely super-talented beer writers! https://www.beerguild.co.uk/news/guild-of-beer-writers-top-award-won-by-pete-brown/
The Safe Bars P.A.C.T. is a new initiative by @NotYourHobbyMS@safebarshq@LadyJusticeBrew@CBPcraftbeer & Social Impact Project, incentivising businesses to commit to making hospitality a safe&respectful industry. Read more @beer_everyone https://beerisforeveryone.com/safe-bars-pact/
Very excited to share with y’all my 1st piece of #foodwriting ! I loved visiting the Knolle Dairy Farm in Sandia TX, learning about its 100yr history, petting the gorgeous pedigree Jerseys & tasting their delish milk products! https://texashighways.com/eat-drink/knolle-dairy-farms-has-one-of-the-largest-jersey-cow-operations-in-texas/
This year’s @TXBrewersFest was a joyful celebration of all things #texasbeer ! You can relive (or enjoy vicariously) the fab @TXCraftBrewers fundraiser in my @PorchDrinkSouth event recap here
Huge thanks to the ever-awesome @brewerytravels for featuring me & the fab @PamCraftBeerATX talking all things #austinbeer on his great new podcast! We had a blast! https://link.chtbl.com/brewerytravels
Got very emotional writing this! @CraftPride has meant so much to me since moving here & while I’ll miss them hard on Rainey St I can’t wait for their new location! Huge thanks @BenBalmerMusic@CarolineAttack@indybrewing@ZilkerBeer & Hedgehog for your kind contributions!
Hedgehog Brewing Celebrates Cocal Beer-fundraising Legend Marvis ‘The Middleman’ Dixon with His Own West Coast IPA
Here in Central Texas @PanamaNC is a local hero, championing #blackisbeautiful beer &fundraising for charities supporting People of Colour inc @AAYHFoundation He now has his own beer thanks to the fab folks at Hedgehog Brewing!Read more @CraftBeerATX
Some serious local love in my 1st @PorchDrinkSouth piece for a while-great to welcome #HawkinsFarmhouseAles to the neighbourhood, their spontaneous fermented Major Progression BA Belgian Quad totally rocks!
So excited to see my 1st @pelliclemag piece live! Loved writing about #AcoponBrewing -a true Texan original brewing English ales served on cask in the heart of the Hill Country! Huge thanks @Shinybiscuit @totalcurtis @JoMandoCruz for your fab work on this! https://www.pelliclemag.com/home/2021/9/14/the-old-one-two-how-acopon-brewing-brought-cask-ale-to-small-town-texas
Being thankful isn’t always good. Toxic gratitude is a power tool that controls marginalised groups. My latest @beer_everyone deep-dives into how slavery, colonialism&patriarchy have been reinforced by toxic gratitude&how it affects the beer industry today https://beerisforeveryone.com/toxic-gratitude/
Y’all know I love a Doppelbock, but @WestSixth ‘s Illuminator totally knocked it out the park with a clever, sophisticated double-barrel-aging in @Angels_Envy & port barrels! Thank you @JeremeZimm for including me in your @PorchDrinkingCO showcase!
Good morning beer-lovers! Excited to bring y’all my latest @CuisineNoirMag piece! Elle Thomas’s #AirBrewNB is changing both online & irl beer tours w her inclusive, holistic approach to beer & ‘Her-story’ beer history experience from right here in Austin!
I had so much fun hanging out w the rather legendary @brewerytravels on his Austin visit! Find out what he made of the #atxbeer scene, where he visited, & how his lovely dad Greg helped him on his beer-journey @CraftBeerATX !
“In order the hold the ear of white people as you criticize them, you must already have succeeded on their terms and in their world” My analysis of the strengths & limitations of Cathy Park Hong’s Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning @beer_everyone https://beerisforeveryone.com/minor-feelings/
So much fun chatting all things #womeninbeer#texasbeer & #southasianbeerclub w @beerwithnat ! Huge thanks to Nat for having me on & hope y’all enjoy! https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/episode-034-ruvani-de-silva-freelance-beer-writer/id1439691780?i=1000527469215
Happy #topbrewstues y’all! Here’s my 2nd @CraftBeerATX roundup of don’t-miss @TXCraftBrewers#LiquidBakeSale Central TX releases, featuring @AustinBeerworks@LiveOakBrewing@HoldOutBrewing#WildBunchBrewing & #CentralDistrict-get em before they’re gone!
Happy #topbrewstues y’all! Want to read a super-cool story on what might be the 1st ever beer brewed w India’s national sweet, the jalebi? Of course you do! Read about @otherdesibeerco ‘s delish Jalebae DIPA @PorchDrinkingCO !
In prep for #RSD2021 I bring you the coolest beer collab in Central Texas! #BastropTX ‘s #AstroRecords & #602Brewing have come together to create the Lippy, a totally badass11% Earl Grey Tea English Brown Ale! Read the full story
4 awesome diversity-forward #Atlanta orgs collaborated on the delish Pomona Paradise Fruited Sour- @PontoonBrewing@TheATLPodcast#BlkBrewBabes & #CraftWomenConnect (@AtlBeerBoutique )! Read about this fab project @PorchDrinkSouth
I wrote this to exorcise the constant, niggling distress of losing my hair, to try to find humour & perspective instead of rage & frustration. It sort of worked. Huge thanks @goodbeerhunting & @ClaireMBullen for publishing my words of self-reflection: https://www.goodbeerhunting.com/b-roll-blog/2021/6/1/no-594
Beyond excited for my 1st @VinePair article celebrating #southasianbeerclub! Read about Five Asian-Indian Craft Beer Pioneers in North America here! https://vinepair.com/articles/asian-indian-owned-breweries/
I had a slightly ridiculous amount of fun talking all things #onehitwonder w the awesome @popculturebrews chaps! We run the gamut of #80s#90s classics (plus a few on either side) w tonnes of silly chat for your listening pleasure! And beer of course-can you guess what?
My 1st piece for @CuisineNoirMag on #LagerandListen -a pro-active #DiversityandInclusion initiative from @BeersgivingInfo@MKEBlackInc@mobcraftbeer hosting discussions for change in a safe space & ‘homework’ for living an inclusive life
Just 2hrs til my #beerconference debut @AtlBeerBoutique#CraftedForAction#storytelling panel – very exciting! Register for free here to join the conversation! https://www.craftedforaction.com/events/virtual-panel-discussions-events
Happy #ThirstyThursday ! It’s nearly the weekend so who’s up for #breakfastbeer ?! Here in Central Texas, @NBBrew have knocked it out the park w Death For Breakfast Imperial Weizenbock w coffee, cacao nibs, pecans & maple syrup! My latest @PorchDrinkSouth
Happy Wednesday y’all! It’s gonna be a hot one today here in Central Texas-perfect for some rather fabulous local Mexican Lager! @AustinBeerworks La Verdad is a stellar poolside refreshment-here’s my @PorchDrinkSouth write-up!
You can now watch me chatting all things #southasianbeerclub w the awesome @cheprish on @witguk on IGTV! Should you feel so inclined
V proud of my 1st Enthusiast-level @CAMRA_Official L&D piece-a whip through the world of kettle-souring! Huge thanks @feralfruits for embracing this topic,& @BlueOwlBrewing@UrbanSouthBeer@DBBrewery for sharing your kettle souring stories! Join CAMRA to read here: https://camra.org.uk/learn-discover/learn-more/learn-more-about-beer/kettle-souring/ See the slide show below:
Happy Sunday y’all!! Here in Texas, the awesome @TXCraftBrewers have a super-cool new fundraising initiative-the #LiquidBakeSale ! Excited to have covered this fantastic project for @PorchDrinkSouth -read more here!
The very 1st Texan cave-aged beer is released tomorrow by #RoughhouseBrewing ! In collab w @jesterkingbeer & using their mobile coolship, this unique brew has aged for 14months in an underground limestone cave! Here’s my @TexasHighways preview:
Good morning beerlovers!! I was lucky enough to have an awesome #NationalBeerDay chat w @BeerInFront talking cask beer, Austin beer, beer-travels & beer-writing! Thanks so much for having me on your podcast Dave! https://beerinfront.com/2021/04/08/episode-55-guinness-amethyst-heels/
While it’s essential that we do everything we can to #StopAsianHate we also need to move beyond the homogenisation & identity erasure that comes w this blanket term. Huge thanks @beer_everyone for giving me space to explore this topic
Super-exciting news y’all!! My 1st in-print article is out in @TexasHighways ! Loved writing about brilliant Jarle Lillemoen & Wild Bunch Brewing-one of my fave spots in all of Texas! Read about his gorgeous scenic taproom & delish fire-brewed beers!
Really loved writing about the amazing positive energy, exuberance & beer-love of Atlanta-based women’s beer collective #craftwomenconnect for @beer_everyone !Their online forum is a fab place for beery women-hoorah!
My @goodbeerhunting Read:Look:Drink picks! A brilliant incisive analysis of the Cis White Male ‘creative genius’ problem in @BitchMedia , Rosamund Pike as the chilling face of modern capitalism in #ICareALot & @BlueOwlBrewing ‘s delightful Dapper Devil! https://www.goodbeerhunting.com/blog/2021/3/4/245-read-look-drink?rq=Ruvani
V excited to have my 1st @CAMRA_Official L&D article live today! As an aspiring homebrewer I’m v fascinated by fire-brewing- & as I’m sure y’all know, women were the earliest brewers! Lady-beer cheers!
So excited to be featured on @kindseybernhard ‘s awesome beer-lady-forward #BoysAreFromMarzen podcast! We had a fab chat about diversity, identity, culture, beer-writing & having unusual 1st names! https://anchor.fm/kindsey-bernhard/episodes/Episode-28-Ruvani-de-Silva-er2h8d/a-a4of215
The thaw has begun! Texas Spring is so Fruited Sour season & @UrbanSouthBeer are leading the charge! My review of their superb Spilled Schmoojee Imprint collab is live @PorchDrinkSouth -did someone say white chocolate, raspberry & watermelon?!
So excited to feature in the latest @goodbeerhunting podcast! I had a brilliant chat w the fab @delightedbite about inclusion, representation & the challenges & joys of being a South Asian woman in the beer world #beerdiversity#southasianbeerclub https://www.goodbeerhunting.com/gbh-podcast/2021/2/1/cl-067-ruvani-de-silva-shares-her-joy
My @goodbeerhunting feature on South Asian women in beer is live! A deep-dive into culture, representation, breaking the mould, being ourselves & carving our space in the beer world that meant so much to me to write! https://www.goodbeerhunting.com/blog/2021/1/19/a-rare-gem-or-a-llama-in-a-suit-south-asian-women-on-navigating-and-advancing-the-craft-beer-industry
“People of color are unlikely to enter a space in which they are not represented, & in which they do not feel safe & welcome” @BrisUniPress ‘s #BeerandRacism is essential reading on understanding & dismantling industry bias. My @PorchDrinkSouth review:
Beer & chilli are a classic Texas flavour combo, & I had an excellent time @HOPTOPICWORLD & @HollerBeer ‘s inaugural chilli cook-off fundraiser! My full write-up is live now @beer_everyone
So delighted to contribute to this year’s @goodbeerhunting Signifiers! @beerwithnat ‘s Beer School not only helped us through lockdown 1 with the chance to learn & socialise together, her @cicerone -ready curated class already has 15 graduates! A bona fide #beereducation leader! https://www.goodbeerhunting.com/signifiers-2020/
Something lovely to share! My piece on 3 amazing trailblazing women beer-artists is live on #beerisforeveryone ! @BoozyCraftBabe@StasiaBrew & @PintsandPanels produce such brilliant, inspiring & inclusive work it was a huge pleasure to write about them!
T’was an absolute joy to chat all things #britpop w the fab @popculturebrews guys! We dissect the @blurofficial @oasis rivalry, the musical genius of @pulp2011 & how @spicegirls were the real #90s winners-plus they brewed up a perfect English lager to complement the tunes!
Some seasonal #ThirstyThursday reading for y’all-my @PorchDrinkSouth Ultimate 6er Central Texas Dark Lagers! Top warm-n-toasty brews by AustinBeerworks @InfamousBrewing@ LiveOakBrewing @VistaBrewing @theabgb & @ShinerBeer to cosy up with on winter nights!
Good morning y’all! If anyone fancies a nice lil #beerandmovies story on this chilly Saturday, check out my @PorchDrinkSouth piece on @LakewoodBrewing@intrinsicbrew ‘s #Zombieland -inspired Double-Tap Stouts-a Texan Twinkie-zombie-spectacular!
In happier #craftbeerhour news, my piece on Sotol barrel-aged beers is live @CraftBeerATX ! This cool new Central Texas beer-trend is really taking off, w brews from @VistaBrewing@nomadicbeer@indybrewing & Roughhouse, all aged in local Desert Door barrels!
If anyone needs a break from election-reading, how about a bit of local beer-politics? My @PorchDrinkSouth piece on @TXCraftBrewers ‘s new app & their ongoing fight against the TABC is live here
Exciting news – my first piece for the new #beerisforeveryone website is now live! In keeping with the theme, some words on cultural gatekeeping & the inherent prejudice fostered by informal power structures-so nice light weekend reading!
It’s live y’all!! My very first podcast appearance touring the #Austinbeer scene! Huge thanks @Beervana for having me-it was so much fun chatting w you guys! So much great beer here in ATX – have a listen & find out more!
Morning y’all! If you’re feeling fired up (like me) after yesterday’s #Debates2020 action, here’s a beer specially for you! @903Brewers I Voted Beer series aims to reward civic participation w more than just a sticker! Read my @PorchDrinkSouth piece here
New blog feature on Craft Beer Amethyst exploring the world of spirits, Milam & Green Distillery Edition Straight Bourbon Whiskey: https://craftbeeramethyst.com/milam-greene-distillery-edition-straight-bourbon-whiskey/
Here it is folks, just in time for some light #craftbeerhour reading! My Top 10 Rocky Mountain Brewery Taprooms (plus 10 honourable mentions)-check out whom I picked! New blog post klaxon! https://craftbeeramethyst.com/top-10-rocky-mountain-breweries-colorado-wyoming-texas-september-2020/
One of my only positive takeaways from lockdown (aside from some killer makeup looks) was the enforced opportunity to drink more mindfully. A few words on how I rediscovered the joy of sameness & embraced my love of the pint & the 6-pack: https://craftbeeramethyst.com/pandemic-purchasing-and-the-power-of-the-pint/
In lieu of their fab anniversary bash, @RealAleBrewing have put out a great pack of special crowlers for at-home beery celebrations! My review of all four beers is now live Real Ale 24th Anniversary
We finally visited much-anticipated @HoldOutBrewing -ATX’s newest brewpub, who braved opening during the pandemic. It was great to enjoy tasty, quality brews in a safe, relaxed atmosphere at their handy downtown location Hold Out Brewing
With a stunning hillside taproom & 2 tasty downtown options there’s plenty brewing in Johnson City TX-home of the one & only LBJ! We hit up newbies @RightReck @CarterCreekWine & stalwart @PecanStreetBrew on a lovely beery daytrip! Johnson City
We had a lovely day pottering around the pretty creekside towns of Belton & Salado just north of ATX, quaffing tasty brews @CompanyBold & @barrowbeer ! New blog post klaxon! Belton & Salado
My first post-Covid beer-travelogue took us on a beautiful drive out to Bryan & College Station in Central TX College Station & Bryan
The beer world does not exist in a bubble. How we behave as an industry as well as individuals matters & has consequences. We cannot afford to postpone or procrastinate & must make #DiversityandInclusion a priority. It’s a long piece but pls read: The Awkward Truth: Diversity is for Life, not just for Christmas
It’s a lil bittersweet signing off from the Craft Beer Amethyst Quarantine Diaries! Thanks so much for all of y’all’s support & here’s my final post on a beautifully warm, floral Waterhole Golden Ale at the stunning Wild Bunch taproom 23/05/2020 – Wild Bunch Waterhole Golden Ale
As I slowly draw the Craft Beer Amethyst Quarantine Diaries to a close, I ponder a future of forever being asked ‘what did you do under lockdown?’ In beery news, I’m all over @championbeer ‘s Trustafarion DIPA-bring on the Mandarina Bavaria! 21/05/2020 – Champion Trustafarian DIPA
Musings on my strange apocalyptic dreams and why the real apocalypse may have temporarily eased my insomnia in today’s Craft Beer Amethyst Quarantine Diaries plus how could we resist a growler of @BlueOwlBrewing cherry-tastic Van Wilder Sour Red?! 20/05/2020 – Blue Owl Van Wilder Sour Red Ale
As we approach Phase 2 reopening here in Texas, I ponder the future relevance of the Craft Beer Amethyst Quarantine Diaries in today’s entry on a happier note, @StoneBrewing’s Soaring Dragon IIPA is a glorious fragrant white tea fusion delight! 19/05/2020 – Stone Soaring Dragon IIPA
Selling my fab designer work outfits has me reminiscing over another, more ambitious me in today’s Craft Beer Amethyst Quarantine Diaries, while @sixpoint’s soft, soothing citrusy Meltdown Hazy IIPA was an excellent foil for my Sri Lankan spicy chicken! 18/05/2020 – Sixpoint Meltdown Hazy IIPA
Day 50 of the Craft Beer Amethyst Quarantine Diaries & we take our next baby-step back into the world w our first distanced-meet-up, accompanied by @nomadicbeer ‘s lovely honey-yeast Experiment 2 Hazy Kveik IPA 17/05/2020 – Nomadic Experiment 2 Hazy Kviek IPA
In today’s Craft Beer Amethyst Quarantine Diaries I’ve been revisiting my childhood by immersing myself in Roald Dahl’s gleefully nasty short stories for adults we also enjoyed a tasty & very grown-up @indybrewing Bluebonic Chronic IIPA 16/05/2020 – Independence Bluebonic Chronic IIPA
I’m sadly coming to terms with the fact that we can’t return to London this summer in today’s Craft Beer Amethyst Quarantine Diaries. We did, however, drink a magnificent Monk’s Reserve Belgian Quad by @SpencerBrewery -America’s 1st Trappist Brewery! 15/05/2020 – Spencer Monk’s Reserve Belgian Quad
In today’s Craft Beer Amethyst Quarantine Diaries we discover a local butterfly garden, and @MartinHouseBrew get it right w their juicy-tart gently-lactosed Blackbird Imperial Sour 14/05/2020 – Martinhouse Blackbird Imperial Sour Ale
Our first experience of live music in 3months at a distanced open-mic night filled my lil heart with joy, while I filled my tummy w delish pizza & @TPBrewing‘s local classic Thirsty Goat Amber Ale in today’s Craft Beer Amethyst Quarantine Diaries 13/05/2020 – Thirsty Planet Thirsty Goat Amber Ale
An early Craft Beer Amethyst Quarantine Diaries update where I wax lyrical on the might of Central Texas storms & get a lil misty-eyed drinking @BVBrewing‘s reverentially complementary Pancho & Lefty IPAs 12/05/2020 – Brazos Valley Brewing Pancho and Lefty IPAs
More gardening adventures as I break into the exciting world of wire-cutting, plus a delicious plum-n-blueberry Petit Mutant Sour Stout from the fab folks @AustinBeerworks in today’s Craft Beer Amethyst Quarantine Diaries update! 11/05/202 – Austin Beerworks Petit Mutant Sour Stout
A day of good ol TV-binging on #spooks –@bbc crime drama at its best, while also craftin up a storm, plus the lowdown on @jesterkingbeer @MikkellerBeer ‘s fancy new Beer Geek Rodeo collab in today’s #Craft Beer Amerhyst Quarantine Diaries update 10/05/2020 – Jester King / Mikkeller Beer Geek Rodeo Imperial Stout
In today’s Craft Beer Amethyst Quarantine Diaries we are New Busy at home! I’m also v impressed with my first Yokefellow beer-a lovely unfiltered Young Lager, & make swift work of Hedgehog’s ridiculously good Beyond The Arc BBA Belgian Tripel 09/05/2020 – Yokefellow Young Lager / Hedgehog Beyond the Arc BBA Belgian Tripel
As Texas slowly re-opens, we took a lil trip out of town! Date night in Liberty Hill & the excitement of finding one of my fave under-the-radar TX brews (Bull Creek Iron Balls Stout-shhh!) now bottled in today’s Craft Beer Amethyst Quarantine Diaries 08/05/2020 – Bull Creek Iron Balls Stout
Anyone else feeling thoroughly exhausted? In the latest Craft Beer Amethyst Quarantine Diaries update, I’m feeling bloody tired despite or because of doing nothing. However, we did drink a v exciting @NOLABrewing @AkademiaBC Odin’s Kveik Ride IPA! 07/05/2020 NOLA / Akademia Odin’s Kveik Ride IPA
In today’s Craft Beer Amethyst Quarantine Diaries I ponder the curious possibility of a Lockdown Stockholm Syndrome taking hold of my brain fortunately we also picked up some great new @oddwoodales brews to brighten our evening! 06/05/2020 – Oddwood Ales Titta E Guido Pilsner & Casino Nights IPA
Our leaking tap is no more! In today’s Craft Beer Amethyst Quarantine Diaries we have a successful visit from the plumber & wind down from all our adulting with @OdellBrewing ‘s excellent new addition to their IPA-tribe, the Tree Shaker Mango IIPA 05/05/2020 – Odell Tree Shaker Mango IIPA
The latest Craft Beer Amethyst Quarantine Diaries entry features yesterday’s fab @AustinBeerworks @YETICoolers giveaway excitement & the happy advent of this year’s batch of La Verdad Mexican Lager-gotta be the ATX beer of the summer! 04/05/2020 – Austin Beerworks La Verdad Mexican Lager
We had a lil peek back into the real world & it felt indescribably good the sheer joy of drinking in a taproom beer garden & the honey-sweet delight of @12FoxBeer’s Julie Belgian-style Trippel in today’s Craft Beer Amethyst Quarantine Diaries 03/05/2020 – 12 Fox Julie Belgian-style Trippel
Why I’m taking #quarantinestyle seriously & dressing up even though no one’s watching, & notes on Hedgehog Brewing’s beautifully balanced Mango Tango Farmhouse Ale in today’s Craft Beer Amethyst Quarantine Diaries 02/05/2020 – Hedgehog Mango Tango Farmhouse Ale
Bitter-sweet ponderings on wanderlust & a sticky-spiced Christmas-pudding-esque @freetailbrewing 7th anniversary Old Bat Rastard taking us back to their fab taproom in today’s Craft Beer Amethyst Quarantine Diaries 01/05/2020 – Freetail 7th Anniversary Old Bat Rastard
Coming to y’all from a dark ol place in today’s Craft Beer Amethyst Quarantine Diaries. Seems isolation actually keeps out imposter syndrome-who knew? On a brighter note, @indybrewing Space Case is so good it even ages well-truly a DIPA for these times 30/04/20 – Independence Space Case Highboy DIPA
With Texas on the brink of partial re-opening, there’s a lot to think about in today’s Craft Beer Amethyst Quarantine Diaries. I also make a timely revisit to an absolute modern classic beer that means a huge amount to me-enter @SierraNevada Torpedo 29/04/20 – Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA
Today’s Craft Beer Amethyst Quarantine Diaries is a special Amethyst VS Quiche edition!Even I didn’t know it was possible to say so much about baking a quiche! In beery news, @ArmadilloAles Idiot’s Hill toffee-caramel ASA made a tasty dessert-beer! 28/04/20 – Armadillo Ale Works Idiot’s Hill American Strong Ale
In today’s Craft Beer Amethyst Quarantine Diaries my fear of failure kicks in as we take up gardening for the first time while our other first, a 64oz growler of @BlueOwlBrewing‘s gorgeous dry, tart, aromatic Brambleberry Sour, is a big success! 27/04/20 – Blue Owl Brambleberry Sour
Being busy is keeping me sane, but how much longer can it/I last? Some worry in today’s Craft Beer Amethyst Quarantine Diaries, but plenty of joy from @NBBrew‘s Birthday Deathbed-rosemary, limestone, wine & lemon-zest perfection in a glass 26/04/20 – New Braunfels Brewing Company Birthday Deathbed
Four whole weeks of Craft Beer Amethyst Quarantine Diaries! Today is a kind of weird celebratory-commiseratory-anniversary thingo, w the immense excitement of @nomadicbeer’s mega 7 Deadly Stills BA Scotch Ale, collected on the #GreatTexasBeerRun 25/04/20 – Nomadic Beerworks Seven Deadly Stills BA Scotch Ale
A v emotional Craft Beer Amethyst Quarantine Diaries today, dedicated to the inimitable Amethyst Heels Sr who is being so fuckin brave through all this plus our 1st #GreatTexasBeerRun trip to our fab friends @NBBrew -love that Triple Scorpion! 24/04/20 – New Braunfels Brewing Company – Triple Scorpion Belgian Strong Dark Ale