I don’t know if you have noticed, but the world is suddenly all about Nitro. No, I’m not referring to the movement honoring former American Gladiators for their contributions to the world of battering laypeople with oversized q-tips that I hope to one day start. I’m talking about nitrogen gas, the biggest trend in brewing today.
So what’s the big deal with Nitro beer, and why is it suddenly everywhere?
First of all, we need to establish one thing. Using nitrogen to carbonate beer instead of CO2 is not a new thing. I know you might be seeing a lot of craft nitro brews emerging in the last year, and even some from the big time beer companies, but there’s one brewery that has been using nitrogen to make their delicious beers for over 50 years.
Continue reading “What’s the Big Deal About Nitro Beers, Anyway?”
Malts: Two Row, Kiln Coffee Malt, Oats, Pale Chocolate Malt, Black Malt, Roasted Barley, Biscuit, Crystal 60
Coffees: 75% Ethiopian, 24% Sumatran
@untappd says: 4.01
It’s Monday night. What better time for a Nitro on the sill? Continue reading “Modern Times Beer: Black House Nitro w/ Coffee, Coconut & Cocoa”
@untappd says: 3.55/5
The windowsill is all aflutter at the touch of this unusual oatmeal stout. Continue reading “Ballast Point Brewing Company: Red Velvet”
@untappd says: 4.33/5
A beer so explosive, you need the bomb squad to take it slowly off the sill when you’re done photographing it. Continue reading “Prairie Artisan Ales: BOMB!”
Since I started beersonwindowsills on Instagram, and added the blog and Twitter, I’ve been thinking about how to answer some serious “why” questions.
The first one is simply… Why craft beer? Why, of all my passions, did I choose craft beer as the inspiration for this new creative venture? Why not soccer? Or nitro coffee? Or Happy Socks? Why did I choose this seemingly simple beverage made mostly from barley, hops, yeast and water? Because, as it turns out, beer isn’t simple at all. Continue reading “Why Craft Beer? How the BOMB! from Prairie Artisan Ales Changed My Life”