Author Archives: chris

Foolproof Tour

By | February 28, 2013

Recently, RIBS had the pleasure of touring one of Rhode Island’s newest craft breweries, Foolproof (formerly HighJinx). The brewery has only been open 7 short weeks but has already made a splash in the local beer scene. The three person power house of a staff has been putting in long hours and to them its… Read More »

February Meeting

By | January 25, 2013

Valentines day is really just a day for us to reaffirm our love affair with beer and brewing. Sorry to spouses/significant others, we’re cheating on you….with beer. Our next meeting is February 14th (7:30PM) at Trinity Brew House in Providence. We’ll meet downstairs in the large corner with the banner. If you walk down stairs… Read More »

In Beer We Trust.

By | October 31, 2012

Every two years, in the waning days of the fall we hear the constant political drumbeat assaulting our brains through every channel possible. Some years it’s louder than others. This year it’s like having your head between the double kick drums of Lars Ulrich back in the days of Master of Puppets. Some of you… Read More »

Almost there….

By | October 19, 2012

Beervana is just a few short hours away and as I sit at my desk trying to avoid work I keep thinking to myself: ‘self, you should really take notes this time so you remember what beers you drank’ But then I know in the back of my head that I’ll probably forget the notebook… Read More »

Of Raccoons and Wort.

By | September 26, 2012

  Gather round folks and I will tell you a cautionary tale. On the Sunday evening past I decided it would be a great time to brew up Northern Brewer’s Coffee Stout Porter which was shipped to me in a pleasant error. The box had been delivered, which I had been waiting on for a whole… Read More »

Mayflower Brewing Company Tour

By | July 17, 2012

 Gather round fine libators and let me regale ye with a story of old as it was told to me by a fair lady who knew of the brewing process. As legend would have it the Pilgrims who sailed from England on the fine vessel named the Mayflower settled Plymouth for one simple reason….BEER! The… Read More »

Pro-tip: Warm up your Extracts!

By | January 17, 2012

The holidays have passed, we’ve all had to loosen our belts a bit and now it’s time to get serious about brewing again. I thought I would start off the new year with a tip that all extract brewers can use. It may seem obvious for some of the more experienced brewers out there, but… Read More »

Too much honey? Sweet!

By | September 26, 2011

While exhibiting at Maker Faire RI, I had a couple approach me and ask about mead. They had some  bee hives on their property and apparently too much honey (I guess it was possible). It wasn’t until well after the Faire I realized I should have tried to buy some off of them. So to… Read More »