At one time “sour brown ale” probably described most of what was being served in the local tavern. Beers were brown because the malting of barley was as yet an inexact science,
Brewer: Don Gortemiller Brewery: Pacific Coast Brewing Co., Oakland, Calif. Years of experience: Nine Education: BS in physiology from University of California, Berkeley House Beers: Gray Whale (pale ale), Blue Whale (strong,
The flow of the sweet wort slows to a trickle and the start of the boil is pushed later and later into the day. When night falls, all your friends leave you
A group of beer aficionados and their significant others gathered recently to test drive the sleek design of the newly released Fogarty Homebrew Home-Built Beer Engine for the 1997 model year.
Homebrewers are the luckiest people. They get to make their own beer however they want it — and store it and serve it however they want it, too. If you are a
Did you ever wonder why there’s no blue food? Think about it. Green pasta, red tomato sauce, brown cookies, orange cheese, yellow margarine. Manufacturers can make processed food just about any color
Smoked Jalapeños William Sinnen, from Chaska, Minn., prefers jalapeños in Mexican food, not in beer, although you would never guess judging from his label. He’s not even a homebrewer. But his brother,