Tagged: beer

Summer Beer Styles, Variations, and Recipes

Summer, the season of backyard barbecues and beer. Many people have their “go-to” summer beer, but with the rich history of summer beers and the plethora of options to choose from today, it can be a great time to try something new. It’s only fair to start off an article on summer beers with Germany,… Read more »

Tips and Tricks to Surviving A Beer Festival

You enter the festival and the fragrant aroma of hops and complexly aged beers delightfully fills the air. With oh-so-many varieties to try, you feel just like a kid in a candy store all over again… Beer fest has finally arrived! In order to survive the thirsty clusters of avid beer lovers and homebrew connoisseurs, not… Read more »

Spruce’n Up Your Brew

Thanks to El Nino and the mild winter, Spring is just a few drinks away. With Spring comes new growth, and with new growth comes new brewing ingredients. So grab your axe, let’s add some legitimacy to that lumberjack beard you’ve been sporting and let’s make a spruce beer! Ok, so maybe the axe isn’t… Read more »

Study Shows Isomerized Alpha Acids Can Help Increase IQ

By David Doucette The tides have turned on the “healthiness of beer” several times throughout my life, and likely yours too. Thankfully over the past few years newly discovered benefits have been more plentiful than newly discovered negative effects. Even WebMD (where we go to find out if our sniffle is actually an ultra rare… Read more »

5 Tips For the Apartment Brewer

When I first started homebrewing two years ago, I was browsing all sorts of brewing websites doing my research before I bought any equipment. Almost every picture I saw showed three-tier stands in nice big garages, or fancy basement electric breweries. This scared me. I was twenty-one years old and wanted to brew my own beer. I lived… Read more »

Making Balanced Fruit Beers

So often we’ve tasted beers that have been over powered by the one ingredient that ends up giving it the hollow single identity so advertised on the label. Whether it is a label illustrating a personified ninja blackberry performing a front snap kick to a pint glass, or strawberry that has been re-imagined as an… Read more »

Beer Sensations: What’s in Your Beer, Beyond Flavor?

Are you constantly on the hunt for the holy grail of beers? There is nothing like the euphoria of tasting an absolutely fabulous brew. But have you paused to think about the exciting sensations that beer offers . . . beyond flavor? When beer’s non-flavor sensations – astringency, body, carbonation, finish and temperature – are… Read more »

Science on Tap: Temperature

Science on Tap: Effects of Temperature on Beer Aging Follow link to Part 1: Science on Tap: Into the the Science of Beer AgingFollow link to Part 2: Science of Tap: Styles meant for Aging Over the course of the last two installments of Science on Tap, we have discussed, in general, the practice of… Read more »

Beers With A Wine Influence

The explosion of craft breweries in recent years has led to innovative new brewing techniques and exciting new flavors. Some breweries have begun to borrow flavors and techniques from wine-making, either by fermenting their beer with grape juice or grape must, or by aging the finished beer in barrels previously used to ferment or age… Read more »

5 Inspiring Brew Rigs!

Its inspiring to see how others are executing their vision of brewing. Brewing is unique in that there is no one way to brew, hence all the varying styles, regions, ingredients and recipes. Brewing is what you want it to be. Some of us a bucket brewers and will never have to move on. Through… Read more »