Author: Carlo Palumbo

Hosting a Blind Tasting Party

Hello sour beer fans! Sorry you haven’t heard from me in a while. I am still working on my winemaking degree and have been going through the beginning steps to open a winery. I know… How can a sour beer guy can become a pro wine maker? Well there are actually a lot of similarities between tasting wine and tasting sour beer, but when it comes to winemaking, the most important lessons learned from sour beer are usually “what not to do”. I’ll save all that for another article. This article is about how I hosted a “brown bag”...

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Hanssens Experimental Raspberry

Hello sour beer fans, It has been a long time since I have done a review on my own. I have taken notes on a few beers that need to be written up, and now that I have some time, I decided to do a new one.  Matt asked me a few months back if I would like to start doing pairings. I have been helping to run our family’s restaurants for years, and I know that there is a great relationship between food and beverage.  So, from this point forward, I will be pairing any beer I review...

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Jolly Pumpkin La Roja

Hello Sour Beer Fans, Before my first solo review, and story of how I came to love sour beers, I’d like to tell you a little about myself. My name is Carlo Palumbo I am currently a manager of two family restaurants, Davinci’s Italian Eatery and Palumbo Pizza of Hampden.  I am a certified former bartender and I have worked in many places from causal fine dining golf course restaurants and banquets to downtown city sports bars. I am a four year homebrewer and have been making wine at home with my dad for 12 years.  I recently began...

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