Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Mott's Angry Pin

Tod has a reputation among the brewers at Smuttynose for making supremely active cask conditioned beer. He's showered a representative from Sprecher Brewing Company with Black Cat Stout at a Beer Advocate festival. He's showered himself too many times to keep track of, but at least he's consistent.

Dave Yarrington, Smuttynose's DoBrO, captured this little clip on his Palm Pre at the Brattleboro Brewers Fest on May 22.

Warning: If you've been up front at Gallagher shows, you may experience a flashback....

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tyler is Back!

Tyler just had his knee rebuilt. While he was out, he developed a new talent.

Sound System!

Brennen Rumble shares some background on the new audio system at Portsmouth Brewery.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Rest of Hop Harvest #2

Things happen quickly at the Portsmouth Brewery.  Since the last post, 2 beers have run out (Gose and Whipper Snapper) and 2 medals have been won at Great American Beer Festival (Rye Not took silver and Milk Stout took bronze). 

My plan was to space out the video clips until Hop harvest #2 came out.  Well, the beer went on this morning and I still had a few clips left.   That being the case, here are the rest of them.  If you've got any questions, ask Tod and Tyler.  Mostly though, you should just go drink some delicious Hop Harvest Beer-both are now on tap exclusively at the Portsmouth Brewery.

One more thing- Clip #5 won't make it up.  It's resting patiently for our clips and outtakes post, which will probably take place in about four years.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Hop Harvest Clip #3

Tyler explains the hopback and what it's used for.  Look at all those sticky green buds!  Tod said yesterday that both Hop Harvest beers in are conditioning and will enter the final cooling stage today.  We're getting closer!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Hop Harvest Clip #2

Tod Mott, Head Brewer, explains Citra hops in their wet form.  It's quick but informative.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Hop Harvest #2 with Fresh Citra

Tod and Tyler brewed Hop Harvest #2 with fresh Citra hops on September 9, 2010.  This video is the first of several shorts that we'll post leading up to the release.

Wet-hopped beers are a once-a-year occurrence, because these beers can only be brewed in conjunction with the hop harvest that takes place in the late summer.  Hops are very volatile commodities.  They are normally picked, dried, vacuum-packed, and put in cold storage.  Around this time of year, some brewers will use wet hops right off the vine.  Luckily, the Portsmouth Brewery has been brewing a wet-hop harvest ale for at least the last 5 years.

Everything begins with this goofy skit.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Chef Todd Sweet on how2heroes

Chef Todd was asked recently to appear on a segment of how2heroes. Here's his demo for coffee-rubbed beef tenderloin skewers.

Here's a video profile of Chef Todd, shot the same day.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Tod Mott Talks about Kate Day, Coming Up Next Week

Take a quick brewery tour with Head Brewer Tod Mott as he talks about next week's 2010 Kate Day and the joys of hand-filling 900 bottles of Kate.