So, today is the 100th post on “A Night With The Hops” and I am pretty happy with how the site has evolved over that time. I cannot believe that there has been a post for 100 consecutive days already and hopefully I will continue to do so for hundreds of days to come. Though it is not much of an obvious celebration, I am working on a few things behind the scenes to make the site a little more user friendly for you all and to make it easier for others to find out about what is going on here.
Moving on to today’s post, first I must mention that apparently some professional athletes now put on goggles to protect their eyes from beverages sprayed during championship celebrations. Now I have no experience winning professional championships and spraying champagne, but it seems pretty soft to me. I would like to think that I could go without the goggles if I just won a world championship, but maybe I need to get champagne in my eyes to find out.
With that said, if beer were to replace the champagne during those celebrations, what would it be? I suppose the obvious answer would be “The Champagne of Beers,” right? Perhaps if we wanted to go the imported route, there is always the option of a beer that spends some time actually in Champagne and uses some of the same fermentation techniques.
Last for today is another article passed on to me that I didn’t even have to go out and look for. Thank you to Jackie for allowing me a bit of laziness to celebrate the day of my 100th post! This is a story that explains something good for the craft brewing industry (especially in NYC) coming out of the tough economic times. Perhaps even more beer from the Brooklyn Brewery will be making to the shelves soon?
Last, but certainly not least, The Wife passed an article along to me that works well as a follow up to yesterday’s post which shared my recent attempt at brewing a pumpkin ale. Many of them are gone for the season, but get your pumpkin beers now if you still can!