Monthly Archives: January 2014

See What I Mean?

Some brewers of craft beers face hops shortage in Wash. – Some small craft brewers are having trouble securing hops for their flavorful beers, even though Washington state farmers have boosted production of the crop in recent years. Growing demand … Continue reading

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El Pale-O Loco

Orange, Lemon and Lime Zest Very Clear Wort ! Let the Fermenting Begin!! Style Information Name: El Pale-O Loco Recipe Type: All Grain Category: Pale Grains & Extracts Name Amount Notes 2 Row 16 Lb Bring 8 gal Strike water … Continue reading

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I See Another Hop Shortage Coming…

Hops farming grows slowly despite brewers’ demand In this August, 2013 photo provided by David Warren, Warren works on High Wire Hops farm in Paonia, Colo. The farm is among 13 that have received a boost from AC Golden Brewing … Continue reading

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Food and Beer Pairings….

Food and beer pairings gain popularity at restaurants Jamie Bissonnette, chef and co-owner at Boston restaurants Coppa and Toro, recently collaborated on his own beer with New Hampshire’s Smuttynose Brewing Company. Pairing food and beer, once limited to washing down … Continue reading

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Way to go, Chris

Graphic designer Chris Hernandez, of Apple Valley, holds labels he designed for beers being released in tribute to Riverside police Officer Michael Crain and San Bernardino County sheriff’s Deputy Jeremiah MacKay through Wicks Brewing Co. in Riverside, while at his … Continue reading

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Brooklyn’s dark chocolate beer #YUM

  Description: Brooklyn’s Black Chocolate Stout pours thick and is oil colored, with a rocky brown head that quickly disappears but leaves behind a wispy ring. The aroma is overpowered by bitter dark chocolate, with background notes of fresh roasted … Continue reading

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Paul- All Grain

Great Brew day with Justin working hard! Stirring the Mash Style Information Name: Paul #4 Recipe Type: All Grain Category: Pale Grains & Extracts Name Amount Notes 2 Row 20.875 Bring Strike water to 175 to mash at 150 degrees. … Continue reading

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We Are Excited About These New Mandarinas!!

German growers push into craft beer market with new hops BERLIN (Jan 4, 2014): In a microbrewery in a trendy Berlin neighbourhood, Thorsten Schoppe, one of a wave of beer-makers using new German ingredients to create non-traditional brews, pours hop … Continue reading

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When It’s More About Money Than Beer…

On Tap: Is craft beer nearing a tipping point? An episode between Lagunitas’ Tony Magee and Boston Beer’s Jim Koch shows the growing pains the craft beer industry faces. One of my favorite things about craft beer is the camaraderie … Continue reading

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Austin HomeBrew Supply’s, “Heady Topper”

Almost 14 pounds of grain Stirring the Mash Inside the Mash Tun Style Information Name: Heady Topper Recipe Type: All Grain Category: IPA Grains & Extracts Name Amount Notes Pale Malt 13.75lb Bring Strike water to 175 to mash at … Continue reading

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Purple Drank

Style Information Name: Purple Drank Recipe Type: Extract Category: Fruity Pale Grains & Extracts Name Amount Notes Pale 9 lb Crystal 10L 2 lb Carapils Malt 1 lb Hops Name Amount Alpha Acid % AAU Time Notes Simcoe 1 oz … Continue reading

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Some Odd Beer News From 2013…

Hello Kitty Beer Released in Japan. But due to strict regulations in America, it will never find its way to beer stores in the USA. In other news, U.S. brewers were silently thankful for the government labeling laws for the first … Continue reading

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Here’s A Schedule For 2014…

Beer for a year 2014 will bring us plenty of new and exciting beers, as well as the releases of our favorite seasonals, so it is the perfect time to take a look ahead to all that 2014 has to … Continue reading

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A Top Ten List From NE Ohio…

The Best Beers of 2013:   There’s never been a better time to be a craft beer fan in Northeast Ohio. While past years have seen some amazing local, distributed and imported beers make their way through area shelves and … Continue reading

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Nine Good Ones for Winter…

9 seasonal craft beers to keep you toasty this winter 1 Brooklyn Brewery Black Chocolate Stout 2 Deschutes Brewery Chasin’ Freshies 3 Magic Hat G-Thing! 4 Founders Breakfast Stout 5 Anchor Brewing Our Special Ale (Christmas Ale) 6 Full Sail … Continue reading

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