Doppelbock traces its history to a monastic brewery founded in 1634 in the Bavarian town of Munich. To sustain them during periods of religious fasting such as Lent and Advent, the Pauline
Brewer: Russ Seideman Brewery: Seidemann Brewing Co. Years of experience: seven months Education: BS in chemical engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison; MBA in management, Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School, Evanston, Ill. House
One of the most common reactions I get when I mention that I’m a beer judge is, “Do you spit it out?” Actually, it takes hard work and focus to judge beer.
As brewing has evolved some techniques that were once considered essential have become obsolete. Decoction mashing, however, arguably maintains important aspects of crafting a well-respected beer. But its role has changed. In