Review: Ram Restaurant and Brewery

We found ourselves running around Meridian and the growling of our stomachs told us that dinner wouldn’t wait any longer.  We don’t find ourselves in Meredian all that often so we only had a few ideas of where we could go, but then a sign popped up on the left, Ram Restaurant and Brewery.  Everyone that knows me is already aware of my views on beer, the smaller the brewery the...

Brewing: Porto Robusto, a robust porter

A porter is a dark ale, rich in malty flavor that is balanced well against its hops and perhaps the pinnacle of ale, which is the true king of beers, no matter what Budweiser foolishly claims.  Bud is only one among many mass-produced testimonials to mediocrity.  Actually I don't like lagers that much and the commercial varieties are too light in body and the blend of sweetness and hops...

Brewing Report

Memorial Day was a bit of a brewer's report card for me, and here's the results of a tasting session: The Lemon Head was interesting, it went too sweet which surprised me because sitting on the yeast with that much sugar it should have gone much deeper into the alcohol flavors, but it just might be that the acids and bitterness of the lemons combined with the alcohol it fermented as high as the...