This past month, a small crew from Formaggio Kitchen was lucky enough to get a tour of Mystic Brewery from Brian Greenhagen, the founder and owner. At the time of our visit the Chelsea, MA facility was in preparations for a recently announced growth of their saisons and traditional wild ales program, in partnership with Continue Reading »
Oktoberfest is here! With more than eight Oktoberfestbiers in stock, I decided to look into what exactly Oktoberfestbier is, and how they vary.
Based on self-imposed elimination diets, I’ve learned that my body has difficulty processing gluten, among other things. Beer is one area where I’ve found some pretty good gluten-free options.
Cellaring beer is a hobby of mine. It started with barley wine. The deep caramel notes on a snowy winter night fill the body with a pleasant warmth.
If there was a contest for most misunderstood beer style the woebegone porter would probably win. IPA’s are perennial favorites, stouts are synonymous with winter, but porters are the forgotten little brother, constantly fighting for attention and respect.
As the new beer buyer at Formaggio Kitchen Cambridge, I will be delving further into an area of food and drink that has fascinated me for a long time.
For your summer enjoyment, we would like to recommend a fantastic six pack from Uinta Brewing in Salt Lake City, Utah – a blonde ale appropriately named Sum’r.
Here are some posts and articles related to food and drink worth a read from various sources on the web.
The first Saturday I had off after BBQ season finished, I finally got around to trying Brouwerij Kerkom’s beer Bink Bruin. It is phenomenal.
Paulaner Brauerei (Brewery) first opened its doors in 1634, the same year that the citizens of Boston purchased (for 30 pounds!) the land that became Boston Common. To me, their Oktoberfest beer is what I expect the festival to taste like, especially when you drink it with some roasted or grilled game meats. Balance means different things on different continents, and thus, the balance of this beer is between malt and grain, without much to offer in the way of hops, which is very true to the Märzen style.
The Maine Beer Co. is based out of Portland and is a very young company. It was started by two brothers who began their brewing career experimenting in a garage. Their goal: to make something they would be happy drinking themselves.
Eric is stocking both Dr. Briem’s Grut Bier and his 1809 Berliner Weisse. The latter is a very historic beer-style indeed. The beer’s name, “1809,” was selected because Napoleon and his army toasted their Prussian victory in that year with Berliner Weisse. However, this style of beer dates back much further. It can be placed to at least the 1600s when it is mentioned in documents of French Huguenots who were passing through Berlin en route to Flanders. Berliner Weisse is a wheat beer that is top-fermented and bottle conditioned. These beers tend not to be very hoppy. Instead, they are on the sour side. In Germany, they are occasionally ordered with flavored syrups to counterbalance the tartness.