The main purpose of the tasting room -- little more than a bar with five stools and another dozen chairs with tables scattered around the space -- is for education. White has taken identically brewed batches of beer, each with the same kinds and quantity of malt and hops, and fermented them with different strains of yeast.
Being accustomed to the deep orange color and rich flavor of my homegrown egg yolks, a good Hollandaise (or mayonnaise, for that matter) is one of my yardsticks for assessing an eatery's quality. The Blooming Beets version passed in spades.
Ancient Greeks and Romans thought that the laurel leaf had magical properties. Greek myth describes how the nymph Daphne was turned into a bay laurel tree to keep her safe from the randy advances of Apollo who, thereafter, considered the tree sacred. The Oracle at Delphi was also said to have chewed and smoked bay laurel leaves when seeking visions of the future, but don't go filling your bong with bay leaves; they have no known psychoactive properties.
Those juicy, delicious Colorado peaches, from the orchards of our glorious Western Slope are showing up en masse at area farmers’ markets and it’s hard not to buck the typical $4 a pound price and go for a whole case and save some money.
Making Whiskey and distilled spirits involves a process measured in months and years. That’s why winning awards and seeing demand spread and grow is not something you would expect from someone who describes himself as an ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) distiller.