Topic: Craft Beer

Amateur to Professional – Craft Brewer Profile, Wade Curtis

Flying on a wing and a prayer (and a lot of marketing experience), home brewer turned professional, Wade Curtis, has revived the brewing industry in Ipswich Australia after almost a century of dormancy. Wade Curtis has a love of brewing tht started in 2001 when he tried a ‘brew on the premises’ company local to… Read more »

An Interview With Saint Benjamin Brewing

Succeeding in a big beer city like Philadelphia can’t be easy. This is a town that sits alongside Portland, San Diego, and Asheville as one of the great beer Meccas in the United States, after all. While that means it’s packed with beer lovers, it also means there is a lot of competition. How do… Read more »

Anheuser-Busch InBev Acquires Northern Brewer & Midwest Supplies

The rumors started days ago have ended in the last 48 hours with confirmation direct from Northern Brewer and Midwest Supplies today that indeed, they were acquired by Anheuser-Busch InBev, the multi-national super conglomerate that owns Budweiser and Miller. More precise the deal was announced as being completed by ‘ZX Ventures’, the disruptive growth unit… Read more »

Old British Beers

At my first Queensland Amateur Brewing Competition (QABC), I volunteered as a steward. Upon arrival I was asked to judge, which scared the hell out of me (and still does). Fortunately I was paired with a very forgiving judge who mentored me for the day. I set out to shut up and learn something, a… Read more »

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 »

Craft Beer And Homebrewing In Italy

Italy continues to be known more as an interesting beer country and a home to many popular microbreweries. Less known maybe is the fact that Italy is also home to a flourishing homebrewing community. The sudden growth of Italy’s craft beer industry, and it’s homebrewing community, was unheard of 20 years ago. Back then I… Read more »

The Illustrated Brewer – Trappist Brewing

A beer brewed with love is drunk reasonably. A motto among the devoted monks who produce some of the most sought after and unique tasting beer in the world. Of course, Im speaking of the Trappist monks who create those delectable beers we love. Monks admiring beer is a common subject among Trappist-themed artwork these… 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 »

The Brewmasters – Colin Kaminski Of Downtown Joes Brewery

Colin Kaminski started his professional brewing career in 1998 and since that time has written several magazine articles, including “Bring On The Heat” for BYO Magazine. Colin’s articles have earned him the prestigious Beer Writer’s Guild Feature of the Year Award and he also co-authored the book ‘Water – A Comprehensive Guide for Brewers’. Since… Read more »