Author Archives: Johnston Brook

Certified Cicerone Beer Server

As I mentioned in my bio part of this journey was to help me prepare to take the Cicerone exam to become a certified beer server, and I am happy to announce that I have taken and passed the test.  … Continue reading

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Mikkeller Koppi IPA

Mikkeller Koppi coffee IPA ABV 6.9% So I just recently tried a Coffee IPA, an intriguing idea and something that I had never heard of before.  Considering all the fact the Mikkeller has produced some amazing beers, I was really … Continue reading

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SoundScape

This is a combination of found and recorded sounds, I put this together to try and give the feeling of being in a bar. [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/11573970″]

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Interview with Chuck and Aaron

This is an interview I conducted with Chuck and Aaron, owners of The Trappist.  The Trappist is the bar I work at that inspired this blog. [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/11566262″]

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Ale or Lager?

In my last post I gave a little info about the differences between Ales and Lagers.  I put together this infographic to help, I am a visual person so things like this tend to help me out quite a bit.  … Continue reading

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A little about beer

So I realized I was just jumping in and giving reviews without giving any information about beer in general, not everyone knows the differences between say an ale and a lager, hell I didn’t know until fairly recently so here … Continue reading

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Glazen Toren Saison Special Eindejaar

Saison Special Eindejaar ABV 9% This past Saturday I tasted the Saison Special Eindejaar, by De Glazen Toren brewery.  I realize that this sounds like a mouthful but don’t let the complicated name scare you off, this is one of … Continue reading

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Logo Ideas

As I began thinking about a logo design, I decided to do one that I might keep with me throughout my career. Seeing as I am going into the music and sound business what is more fitting than trying to … Continue reading

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Possible Interview Questions

1) How long has “The Trappist” been open? 2) What did you do before you opened the bar? 3) Why did you decide to open a bar? 4) Where did your love of this type of beer come from? 5) … Continue reading

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Emelisse Black and Tan

Emelisse Black and Tan IBU: 70 ABV:10% This last Saturday was a big event for The Trappist, this is the bar I currently work at.  We were holding a tasting event for 12% Imports, an importer of many fine Belgian … Continue reading

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