Beer Tourism #3: Minneapolis-St. Paul

A lot of my wife's family live in Minneapolis and surrounding areas, so I travel there more frequently than other places. I have sort of figured out what is good there but whenever I travel (in case you are just joining this blog) I like to seek out the unknown (to me) beer wise and … Continue reading Beer Tourism #3: Minneapolis-St. Paul

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Beer Pedantry #2: Trappist Breweries and Beer

I don't do beer tastings, mostly because my tasting group dissolved, but also I sort of outgrew the desire to drink the craziest, hardest to get whales ever. It really is just beer. It was fun while it lasted, I just don't have the time or energy (or money) to keep it up. Good for … Continue reading Beer Pedantry #2: Trappist Breweries and Beer

Recipe #24: “Flowerfield” Saison — Collaboration Brew Day in Chicago (Batch #2014.11)

I've been brewing with other people in the DC area a lot lately. I forgot how much fun it could be brewing with another person. It is great to get back into it. A few years ago, my friend Mike Thorpe came over to observe a brew day. He was excited to get into brewing … Continue reading Recipe #24: “Flowerfield” Saison — Collaboration Brew Day in Chicago (Batch #2014.11)

2014 Hop Harvest at Stillpoint Farms (Grain-to-glass collection #2)

When I started this blog almostĀ a year ago, I had a few goals in mind. First, I needed a place to keep all my homebrew content. I am not the best at note taking so I thought if I started a blog it would make me more honest, and I would have a resource to … Continue reading 2014 Hop Harvest at Stillpoint Farms (Grain-to-glass collection #2)

Beer Tourism #2: A Roadtrip from Washington DC to Chicago

I want to do more traveling but with money being as tight as it is and having a small family, I don't get all the opportunities I would like. However, I did have the opportunity to visit a couple of good friends in Chicago...we drove from Washington D.C. to Chicago in our little SUV. Ended … Continue reading Beer Tourism #2: A Roadtrip from Washington DC to Chicago

Brewing at DC Brau Brewing Company (Grain-to-glass collection #1)

I am very excited to bring you the first of several (hoping many) posts about brewing beer on production scale systems. That's right; I convinced several local breweries to let me peek behind the curtain and be an assistant brewer on a batch of beer. The goal here is to be present from start to … Continue reading Brewing at DC Brau Brewing Company (Grain-to-glass collection #1)