February 22, 2010

In defense of dry yeast

I come to you today, dear reader, to protect and defend the humble dried yeast sachet. I have known and used many dried yeasts, and developed an appreciation for their virtues.

February 21, 2010

2010 Mid-Winter Homebrewing Competition

The Milwaukee Brewing Company approached us in January and asked us to put on a homebrewing contest. We were like, "Sweet!"

February 19, 2010

Mai Other Bock

If you haven't started planning to plan for this spring's Maibock, you best get started!

February 18, 2010

February 17, 2010

Five things made better by homebrew

First of all, I must confess that these five things on their own grant merit and praise. I am in no way implying that these five things cannot stand upon their own feet, or require the association of libations to make them a worthwhile topic of consideration. With that in mind, I find that some homebrew can make these five already boss things even bosser.

February 16, 2010

February 15, 2010

Mead In Milwaukee

I recently discovered that bees make honey. Shortly thereafter, I learned that honey makes mead. And here I was under the impression that everything I need to know, I had already learned in kindergarten ... way to drop the ball on that one, Miss Eckhert!

February 1, 2010

Kellerbier time

One beautiful afternoon a while ago now I had several beers in the Biergarten across the road from the brewery in Aying. Sitting under a chestnut tree in a quiet Bavarian village and watching the sun set in the Alps over half-liter mugs of cloudy, incredibly fresh lagers pretty much ruined me forever.