- Published on June 1, 2009
- Written by TCHOsen
So it’s been a bit since I’ve written much of anything outside of emails and texts, I figured it’s about time to get back into action.
So I’ve gone to some football games….
…Gone to an old friend’s wedding (congrats Lisa & Theo)
…Seen a milestone or two pass…
…But most recently…
Thanks to Joe Ruvel for his photo (www.beeratjoes.com).
This was the dessert from the NHC (National Homebrew Conference), made by Sean Paxton also known as “the Homebrew Chef”—homebrewchef.com—with a 50-50 blend of our “Nutty” and our 60.5% TCHOPro Blend also using Rouge Ales Hazelnut Porter I believe. He did an amazing job with all of the food; this was an incredible finale—I’ll make certain to get the recipe added to our repertoire. As a side note I highly recommend matching our “Citrus” with Rouge’s Imperial Chocolate Stout—Think liquid fudge brownie!
The entire conference was an amazing experience, with around 1,100 homebrewers, beer enthusiasts, and about 50 breweries. The whole thing started with the Brewing Network’s 4th anniversary party at Linden St. Brewing, and ended with the Awards Banquet—That’s where the dessert was— Needless to say after 4 days of beer-tastings, amazing food, and some great times I’m reinvigorated—and slightly delirious from lack of sleep—in my brewing efforts. I’m thinking an American Brown Ale in the works….More coming soon…