World Beer Week 1:05 – Craft Beer Cities Across Europe

My favorite holiday is a beercation – a holiday devoted to sampling the local beers and beer culture of a city. There are so many obvious places to go to, but Europe has a rich brewing history and there are many hidden gems off the beaten beery path. Spain and Portugal Starting in Portugal and… Read more »

World Beer Week 1:04 – The Iberian Craft Beer Movement

The revolution sweeping Europe has blossomed in Spain and Portugal as craft breweries have flourished on the Iberian Peninsula. Home brewers who shared their beers with family and friends are being encouraged to take the next step and produce larger volumes of their craft beers so discerning beer drinkers can find delights to please their… Read more »

World Beer Week 1:03 – Regional Histories of Sour Beer

The idea of sour beer is fairly simple; sweet wort undergoes a spontaneous fermentation when wild yeast is introduced into the mix. This then leads to the production of alcohol and a sour flavor (usually from lactic acid). We can announce this lovely fact today because thousands upon thousands of brewers before us have looked… Read more »

World Beer Week 1:02 – Australia’s Beer Scene

World Beer Week celebrates the best of beer around the world, and Australia is a proud member of the beer drinking family, with more beer drunk per capita than the USA. That’s even despite a slump of beer consumption as the people Down Under go for more wine and cider in recent times. The truth… Read more »

World Beer Week 1:01 – Kent, England’s Garden of Beer

Editor’s note: Come with us as we travel the World of beer all week long. This is the first of several articles full of rich history and great information. Enjoy! Kent is synonymous with British beer. The garden of England’s fertile ground has grown the hops that have come to define British beer for generations,… Read more »

Bottling and Kegging – The Best of Both Worlds

Most of us homebrewers started out bottling our beers, some of us then decided to move on to kegging. Those who bottle claim that bottling is better for portability (bringing to parties, sharing with friends, entering competitions.) Those who keg claim that the time saved cleaning and filling bottles is one of the best things… Read more »

No Chill Brewing

This is the method I have adopted due to several factors. Living in a somewhat dry part of a dry continent results in severe water shortages from time to time, and municipal water supply restrictions range from moderate to severe in accordance with dam levels. When the most severe restrictions are in place, I am… Read more »

DIY Serving Cooler for Mini-Kegs

No, this is not an article about drinking beer while driving around (very bad idea). This is an article about how to keep homebrew chilled and carbonated in mini-kegs for tail-gating, BBQs and camping trips. It is about having portable homebrew that does not require hauling bottles that may have different levels of carbonation, the… Read more »

HomebrewTalk Hiring: Back-End Developer

Homebrew Talk is seeking a part-time, back-end developer who is passionate about joining a team dedicated to all things homebrewing and winemaking. Responsibilities Develop, manage and execute a WIDE variety of complex PHP/MySQL/JS/CSS development projects focused on brewing. Assist front-end developer in executing/implementing concepts and projects. Assist in the management of our cloud based (AWS)… Read more »

Brewing with Chocolate, Methods and Process

Chocolate and beer are two of the best substances in the world, so they can only be better together, right? There are a number of ways to infuse the goodness of cacao, along with all the antioxidant power packed into those little beans, into your homebrew. Armed with sharp taste buds and a hint of… Read more »