One of the early superstars in the US craft beer scene, Pete’s Brewing Co. was founded in 1986 and was eventually sold to Gambrinius in 1998. This beer played a large role in putting American Brown Ales on the beer map. Pete’s Wicked Ale was discontinued being brewed in 2011.
Here’s a hearty holiday beer with an unusual spice — evergreen needles. Spruce tips, the new-growth of spruce trees, give a unique, characteristic flavor to beer. This flavor is not “piney,” as many people suppose. Spruce tips can be found through an internet search. For best results, age your beer several months before sampling it.
Porter was designed with economy in mind. In 1722 brewer Ralph Harwood created a brew he called “entire” to replace the three-beer blend that dominated London pubs. Publicans who once poured a
Brewer: Alan Kornhauser Brewery: Portland Brewing Co. Years of experience: 23 Education: Brewing and malting courses at the United States Brewers Association; microbiology certificate from Siebel Institute of Technology; other professional courses
Creating a clear beer without filtering is a matter of using simple methods to reduce the amount of trub that remains in your brew.
Fermentation is everything to beer. Without it we’d have sweet barley tea to share with friends or something to put on our pancakes. Fermentation is where the alcohol and CO2 that make
Just about the coolest technology available to every amateur brewer is the soda canister, better known as the Cornelius keg. The quality, versatility, availability, and cost of Corny keg equipment makes it
Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, or some other variation of the mid-winter holidays, you are sure to find a common thread that is near and dear to the homebrewing heart:
Come on…you know you’re interested. Beer is the perfect pairing with beer, so why not try to combine them?