Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Too Many Cooks! with Meredith Scherer
A Taste of Thanksgiving in Georgia
Join Wild Goose Creative to warm up for Thanksgiving with the dishes you could enjoy in a Southern home. Meredith Scherer will demonstrate some of her favorite time-tested tricks and techniques and treat us to a wide array of sides, desserts, and unmissables. Cornbread dressing, Senator Russell sweet potatoes, pea casserole, buttermilk pie, turkey with a unique twist, and more...now I'm getting hungry. Come sample the bounty and get thankful a little bit early this year!
When: Sunday, November 2nd at 7 p.m.
Where: 2491 Summit Street, Columbus, OH 43202
How Much: Suggested Donation: $10
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Last night we bottled the pale ale brewed by Frank Barickman of the SODZ at our October Too Many Cooks! Eric Bean, brewmaster of the Columbus Brewing Company, also joined us last night. Frank set us to work on cleaning, bottling, and capping the beer.
Frank also shared the final stats and recipe for our homebrew with me, so I wanted to pass them on:
5.5 gallon batch (3.0 gallon boil)
OG = 1.054 (13.4P)
FG = 1.014 (3.6P)
SRM = 10
IBU = 41
ABV = 5.2%
6.0 lbs Dry Malt Extract (Light)
0.5 lbs dextrine malt
0.5 lbs crystal 40
0.75 oz Amarillo 8% AA (60 min) (partial boil 3 gal = 20 IBUs)
1.5 oz Amarillo 8% AA (20 min) (partial boil 3 gal = 20 IBUs)
2.0 oz Amarillo 8% AA (1 min) (partial boil 3 gal = 1 IBUS)
We want to say thanks again to Frank and Eric for sharing their expertise with us! If you'd like to see more of them and their work, look for Eric at the CBC's Winter Warmer release party at Studio 35 on Thursday, October 30 at 6 p.m. Frank will be at Gordon Biersch on Saturday, November 1, helping to host the American Hombrewers' Association Teach a Friend to Brew Day, starting around 9 a.m. Come watch as brewers brew different batches of beer that day!
Friday, October 10, 2008
So begins John Keats' poem "To Autumn." It's one of my favorite poems, and perhaps my favorite line of poetry. Mists and mellow fruitfulness. A college English professor I once had taught us about this poem, and he read the first line over and over again, emphasizing the m, s, and u sounds. The lines themselves just sound like autumn: full u's, crisp s's, round m's. I love the connotations - even just in the word selection - that autumn is cool and full. Try saying the line aloud a few times. Savor it, like a juicy apple.
On that note, we want to welcome you to our second annual Art of the Harvest. Join us as we make merry with pumpkin carving, mulling spice blending, hot cider and fresh baked pumpkin pie! We’ll also be joined by some of our favorite musicians and performers as they share stories and songs inspired by this stunning season!
Bring a pumpkin from your favorite patch or we’ll have pumpkins on hand for purchase ($5).
What: Third Thursdays w/Wild Goose Creative
When: Thursday, October 16th at 8 p.m.
Where: OUR NEW SPACE! 2491 Summit Street, Columbus, OH 43202
Suggested Donation: $5
"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns."
- George Eliot
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
We're welcoming everyone back to join Frank as he bottles the pale ale to save it for our New Year's Festival. We'll get to sample the pale ale while Frank explains some of the bottling process.
Everyone is asked to bring a couple bottles (or a six-pack, if you like) of a different beer to share. Come and enjoy a variety of beers while we enjoy some of our own homebrew!
Monday, October 20
Wild Goose Creative
2491 Summit St. (just south of Hudson)
http://www.bjcp.org/ - site for the Beer Judge Certification Program
http://www.beertown.org - site for the American Homebrewing Association
And don't forget one of my favorites, http://beeradvocate.com, a great site for exploring and discussing beer.
For the record, the beers we tasted were:
1. Gordon Biersch Berliner Weiss
2. Gordon Biersch Berliner Weiss (with woodruff extract)
3. Columbus Brewing Co Apricot Ale
4. CBC Meg's Gold
5. CBC 90 Shilling (Scottish Ale)
6. CBC India Pale Ale
And stay tuned for a follow-up event in a couple weeks - Frank brewed a small batch of a pale ale during the event, and pretty soon we'll have a small BYOB party while we sample and bottle the homebrew! Details will be coming up soon!
Friday, October 3, 2008
This is the first big event happening at our brand new space at 2491 Summit St. in Clintonville. So whether you've been to every Wild Goose event, or your brand new to us, come check out the space and see what's happening!
This event is also serving as a Columbus Underground Meetup. Some of the online community from ColumbusUnderground.com will be joining us, too. We're looking forward to connecting with Walker Evans, operator of the site, and with the CU community!
Too Many Cooks! with Eric Bean and Frank Barickman
Sunday, October 5 at 5 p.m.
2491 Summit St. (just south of Hudson)
Parking is available on Summit or behind our building
Suggested donation $10
For ages 21+
(P. S. Join us afterwards for a concert of Matt Beckler, The Vice Versas, and Common Shiner. We've worked with all three of them and they're WGC favorites! They'll be playing at High Five Bar in Short North. We'll distribute special WGC discounts for door admission after Too Many Cooks!)