Owning and Operating a Brewery: Part 3 of 1000 – Navigating Conglomeration

I want to start out this short rant of mine with a very simple statement. You want to sell your brewery to another brewery? Go for it. I don't care. Basically no one should unless you own stock in that brewery. Otherwise, this is just craft beer's social justice warriors not grasping that breweries are … Continue reading Owning and Operating a Brewery: Part 3 of 1000 – Navigating Conglomeration

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Experimental Hop Series #10: ADHA529 Saison (Recipe #41, Batch #2015.20)

Happy New Year Internet People. I thought I'd start out the year with a nice recipe post in my favorite series of posts I do on this blog, experimental hops. This is the 10th experimental hop in this series, follow the link to see all of them. So, in the past few months, the number of … Continue reading Experimental Hop Series #10: ADHA529 Saison (Recipe #41, Batch #2015.20)

Recipe #40: Palisade Single Hop Saison (Batch 2015.07)

This post is concerning a beer I brewed last year, one of my single hop saisons. This time using Palisade. One of the goals for this project is to better understand hops through this series of single hop saisons. One of the more popular threads in this blog is the experimental hop saison posts. For … Continue reading Recipe #40: Palisade Single Hop Saison (Batch 2015.07)

Recipe #42: Wakatu Saison with WLP644 “Trois” (Batch #2015.03)

So the infamous WLP644, the "brett" / "sacch" strain that had everyone confused for a while. Fortunately, as with most things, some thoughtful science cleared it up. Thanks to Omega Yeast for doing some much needed sequencing on this strain to disabuse everyone of the notion that this was a Brettanomyces species, it is in … Continue reading Recipe #42: Wakatu Saison with WLP644 “Trois” (Batch #2015.03)

Off Beat Yeasts #1: Kluyveromyces lactis

Forward This post represents yet another direction I want to push this blog...into the huge world of yeast and bacterial species you probably have never heard of. I think everyone that is serious about homebrewing eventually comes across a non-Saccharomyces species of yeast but 99% of the time, we are talking about Brettanomyces and now even … Continue reading Off Beat Yeasts #1: Kluyveromyces lactis

Experimental Hop Series #9: Jarrylo Saison (Recipe #39, Batch #2015.09)

Been falling behind on the blog lately but things have been....busy. But two posts in two day? For real? I'm now a double dad, two sons. Being a dad is one of if not the most important aspect of my personality. They will always take priority and that is unfortunate for this blog and my … Continue reading Experimental Hop Series #9: Jarrylo Saison (Recipe #39, Batch #2015.09)

Recipe #38: Bavarian Helles: “Helles Other People” (Batch #2015.08)

I'm very excited about this beer for a few reasons. First, this is my first lager (properly done), and second, I get to utilize a new piece of equipment, my brew jacket. I am a lager FIEND. I love love love lagers and this is starting off a hopefully continuous line of lagers stretching off … Continue reading Recipe #38: Bavarian Helles: “Helles Other People” (Batch #2015.08)

Beer Pedantry #3: Beer Flavor Pairings (science based rant)

In the ever increasing trend to treat beer more like wine, there are now dozens of suggestions online for beer / food pairings. There are some serious and useful (don't get me wrong, I like the food pairing stuff) graphics from places like craftbeer.com to help with this. As far as I can tell, the way to … Continue reading Beer Pedantry #3: Beer Flavor Pairings (science based rant)

Experimental Hop Series #8: ADHA 527 Saison (Recipe #37, Batch #2015.06)

I'm going to get this out of the way. I grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. Got my Ph.D. in Gainesville, FL. When I took my job in the DC metro area, I was under the impression that the winters here were mild. Maybe I'm just a warm weather wimp but the windchill hit -28 F … Continue reading Experimental Hop Series #8: ADHA 527 Saison (Recipe #37, Batch #2015.06)