Doctor Duvel

I'm like a sommelier, but for beer.

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Location: Upstate New York, United States

Favorite Beers: Orval, Samuel Smith, Duvel, Hennepin, Oude Gueze, Chimay, Dogfish Head, Anchor Steam, and anything made by Trappist monks.

Monday, July 27, 2009


I'm overdue for a brewery update... Just for starters, I decided to mix up my draft selection and add something a little experimental to the line-up:

Inspired by the creative use of spices at Baltimore's The Brewer's Art and by the fantastic new CD that I listened to twice during brewing, Dizzy (Gillespie) on the French Riviera (1962).

"Dizzy's Juniper Blonde"

9 lbs pils
14 oz aromatic
1 lb sugar

aprrox 35 IBU
Centennial to bitter
Sterling for flavor
Mt Hood and Amarillo for aroma
.5 oz crushed juniper berries at shut-off

Should be subtle but off-beat and interesting. I hope...