The Night After Christmas (Santa’s Yuletide Steam Beer) #62 @ Black Locust Brewing
My grandfather was a baker–a baker and a deacon. He was many, many wonderful things, but these two roles stand out in my mind. During WWII, he served on a Merchant Marine ship, every day making breads and pies for 80 men. I often imagine my Paw-Paw as a young man, rolling with the seas. What was it like? Were they in danger? He never really talked much about it, and now that he’s gone, I may never learn much more about it.
Cascade Smash #61 @ Black Locust Brewing
Ingredients 4 cups Bacardi golden rum 4 cups Bacardi 151 6 large oranges peeled and squeezed 3 cups water 3 cups sugar Other needs Four…
This crust was several months in the making. I started with a standard recipe for Italian bread (water, yeast, salt, and flour). That gave me descent results, but I promise it was nothing to write home about.