A quick note about few beers. Two from Netherlands and the last one from Poland, from right to left. Emelisse TIPA was nice, fruity, slightly sweet. Actually it’s a very strong beer, 10%, and you can feel it. Body is quite thick, a bit oily. I liked it. The second beer from Netherlands was really [...]
It’s by a very nice sunny polish day that my wife and I went to visit a quite small and independent family run brewery – Browar Amber. As a beer addict, not as a photographer. The brewery is located outside Tricity, but not so far. In the countryside, by a narrow road, here it is. [...]
We are starting to have more and more American beers here, in Tricity (hum, may be in just 2 or 3 shops). I don’t mean the disgusting shit that they try us to drink (Coors, Bud, etc.), but the beers from “small” breweries, made by passionate people. Recently I wrote about a Trappist style beer, [...]
Chicken Tajine What’s great with cooking, is that you can practically do whatever you want with your recipe. You take a recipe, any recipe, a basic recipe, and you adapt it to your needs and likes. You can revisit a classic, remove something and replace it with something else if you like, you can add [...]
These are strong beers. Two are 9% and the third one is 7%. They are brewed by Fortuna, a Polish brewery of course. I normally don’t buy their beers. I tried once and didn’t find anything worth drinking again. Anyway, I wanted to give it a try with these “new” beers as I never saw [...]
It’s been a long time since I wrote something about beer. Well, I did write a post recently about Ale Browar, but that was the only thing since October last year. Not that I didn’t drink anything since, but I got lazy. And I always forget to buy at least twice the same beer. One [...]
Some pictures of last Saturday AleBrowar beer tasting in Lalala, Sopot… The Head Behind AleBrowar The Party
Just a few words to talk about House of Beer in Krakow (ul. Św. Tomasza 35 – in the old town). Very nice place with plenty of beers. Friendly staff and great atmosphere in the evening. Even difficult to find a seat after 19h00. And it’s not even expensive. What could be better? There we [...]
I know that some people, especially photographers, don’t like Instagram at all. They think that it’s not photography. They are neither wrong, neither right. It’s just a great tool to have fun. Nothing else. Have a nice day.
Bushmills 10 Years Old I pretty like Irish whiskeys. By the way, I recommend you to read this post of mine about Midleton and whiskeys in general. I like this Bushmills. It’s triple distilled and matured in 2 woods (Bourbon and Oloroso Sherry Casks). It has a sweet nose, with hints of green apples and [...]
Last week, we went to a beer tasting organized by Ale Browar. A new Polish brewery, created this year, I was writing about in this post last month, remember? It took place in a very small bar, Poczekalnia, located in Gdynia and which is selling their beers as I write. That’s a very good thing, [...]
This is really one kind of a beer. Really intense, quite strong (8.5%), with a hint of coriander and curaçao (that’s what they say), easy to drink, and very enjoyable! Not so easy to find here in Tricity, actually, that was the last bottle in the shop, and I never ever saw one before around. [...]
I found another really nice Polish brewery – Pinta. They have about 8 different beers, Stout, IPA, Light Beer, White Beer, Etc… Unlike AleBrowar, they are all pasteurized, they have sober label, and are more widely available – but still not in every shop and not all their offer at the same shop either. I’m [...]
It was such a long time I wanted to go to that place. Even if they have a second branch here in Sopot, I wanted to see the original one, where it all started. It’s located in Jastrzębia Góra, very close to Władysławowo. A town who got the visit of Michel Platini recently. The place [...]
Few months ago a new brewery appeared in Poland. Ale Browar. I was told that it’s a kind of “virtual brewery”. Not that the beers don’t exist, but because they don’t have their own place to brew the beers. Instead, they round Poland and brew in different places. Thanks to Dexter, in fact, Ale Browar [...]
Normally I don’t drink vodka. I may be living in Poland, I don’t like drinking Vodka the way they do it. It means drinking shots, up the neck, and in a very fast pace. The last time I did drink vodka that way, 5 years ago, I got sick for a whole day after. Not [...]
That Scottish beer was just great. It’s a Wee Heavy made by Belhaven Brewery Company Ltd. A Wee Heavy is a Scotch Ale, and is quite strong, about 6.5%. The way they brew it, by caramelizing the wort, produces a deep copper to brown colour. They are a bit sweet (but not as sweet as [...]
Just bought this one for the label… Big huge mistake!!! Too sweet and not good at all. Avoid it!
Orval, one of my favorite beer. Last week I planned to compare a brand new Orval with my 2 years old one. The one I kept in my cellar. I read one day that this beer could age without any problem. Not that it was getting better, but the experience would be different. But finding [...]
I wanted to try that beer for a while, I love beer, I love chocolate, so both of them in a single product would be nice I thought. I’m a bit disappointed. It’s still a very nice beer for someone who loves stout. I can’t say that I love stout. When I was living in [...]
By Olga Kulczyńska-Chauvet One of my hobby is to make my proper alcohol, it could be red fruit liquor, advocaat or some kind of punch made of lemon and white wine, punch my husband loves a lot… And my friends are very happy when I offer them a bottle of my creation. Some time ago [...]
Cold temperature, shortdays, early night… In Poland we don’t have Fall, we get Winter straight after Summer. Brrrrrr. 2°C in the morning, not much more during the day – max 10°C – and back to 2°C at night… And it came all suddenly. I explain, one week-end it was still 24°C outside, and the Monday [...]
To celebrate the French victory over Wales this morning. Okay Wales were better, okay we got lucky… But this situation happened so often to us that for once, it’s very nice to be lucky. Allez les Bleus and stay tuned for the final Sunday next week. Will it be New Zealand? Australia? Will know tomorrow [...]
That’s it, winter is all over the city… It’s cold. It’s snowing. Let’s have some mulled wine.