Author Archives: Prof. Karen Goodlad
In preparation of the lecture on beer please read and view the following:
Who makes Brooklyn Brewery Beer? Learn about Garrett Oliver
How Beer is made:
Click here for another video (this is a concise video)
Some history and the current state of Brooklyn Brewery, press here.
There is a difference: Ales and Lagers
There are various types of beer: types of beer
For and in-class activity: press here and pick two beer styles. Reply to this post with the beer style you are going to share with the class.
Beer Terms to Know
Use this site to learn the following terms:
Aerobic, ale, amber, anaerobic, barley, beer, bitter, black malt, bottle conditioning, bottom-fermenting-yeast, brew kettle, caramel malt, dosage, dty-hopping, hops, lager, lauter, tauter tun, malting, mash, wort
I am often asked “What is your favorite wine?”. I can’t answer that question. There is a lot to consider, food, season, mood, cost…and on and on. Beer, however, I do have one favorite it is IPA. I like the bitterness and feel it does with most foods, it transcends season and mood and cost, well, that fluctuates but, oh well, sometimes I will spend the extra dollar.
What you need to know and more can be found through these sites. Dedicated time to learning about German wines will pay off for years to come.
Pronouncing German Wine Terms
Fun Facts about Madeira
Taste profiles: caramel, walnut oil, peach, hazelnut, orange peel, and burnt sugar.
A dessert wine that pairs well with dark chocolate, nuts (almonds), and berries.
Generally about 17-20% alcohol content.
Tingly sensation on the center of the tongue is due to sugar and alcohol.
Popular cooking wine, great with mushrooms. Preferable to cook with madeira wines sold in a wine store.
Madeira has a long shelf life, temperature does not change the product. If wine is stored correctly, wine will last up to 1 year.
The most popular style of Madeira sold in the United States is called “rainwater.” Must be aged three years before released.
Innovation + Regulation = Hops in NY
New York has a diverse climate for many agriculture and a couple of innovators is bringing hops back to New York.
Wine Vocabulary 101
The Wine Spectator is an impressive resource of wine information: http://www.winespectator.com/glossary
So what do you think about this? How do you plan your own tasting notes?
Are you comfortable with the tasting grid yet? Here is another interpretation of a tasting note document: Wine Folly Tasting Grid