Saturday, March 26, 2011

Beer tastings in Springfield Vermont, at Joe's Wines and Spirits

What is more productive and wholesome than a forty five minute trip through a beer tasting on a bright but blustery Spring day in Springfield, Vermont? Joe and the other folks at Joe's Wine & Spirits host such an informative event at least once or twice a month, even when it isn't snowing - one always walks away fortified with new information, and at least one new beer to try, (McNeil's was today's favorite, hmm). With over one hundred breweries, who says there's no fun in Vermont?

The Northshire Brewery offering, Equinox Pilsner, was a pale and truly flowery splash of freshness at the start, followed by that large plain open area encountered in delicate beers, closing with a contrast that did nothing to erase the opening encounter with Violets.

There was a mid-grade amber offering as well, a Brown Lager from Trapp Brewery in Stowe, Vermont - beautiful to regard with it's dark auburn light, but deceptively light in flavor and with almost no bight to reveal an alcohol content, and with almost no effervescence to speak of. It was a pleasant and refreshing beverage to be sure, but would easily pass as a wheat-based health drink to uproarious effect.

The winner among the gathered observers was the Black Belgian Stout, Growlers, with hearty mein and beefy toast and a friendly 7.5% content.

A good time was had by all. Contact Joe's Wine & Spirits directly for upcoming events.

Friday, March 11, 2011

"Vermont Donut"

this is a short piece on Winter fun in Springfield, Vermont, made on a Mac, © by Edward Huse, 2011

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Made in Springfield, Vermont! - Fancy News!

Vine - - has published it's first episode of "Cooking with Real Vegans", produced by Edward Huse.
See it on their website, or at

Vine, a busy animal sanctuary located near Hewey Hill Road in Springfield, Vermont, is a busy part of the community, and now they are busier than ever with their ongoing cooking show, "Cooking with Real Vegans". For more information about them, or to make a donation, write an email to, or visit their website,

This video series is being shot and edited by Edward Huse, here in Springfield, Vermont - you can see a couple samples of his recent video work at or at
For further information about his work, or to schedule your own shoot, contact the artist at