Burton ale was the beer that originally put Burton on the map, beer-wise. It pre-dates IPA, and was a big export beer to the Baltic countries from about 1740 to 1822.
It may be hard for modern homebrewers to think of a time when witbier was virtually unknown. Today, it is one of the more popular Belgian style beers, if not the most
by the numbers OG: 1.046–1.060 FG:1.010–1.016 SRM:18–30 IBU:20–30 ABV:4.5–6% The United States has been called the melting pot, but that metaphor was meant to describe cultural assimilation of immigrants not the creation
Next time you go to a homebrew club meeting, take a look around. You will see friends and people who share a passion for crafting beer at home. More important, you do
When American Prohibition started in 1920 (and earlier in some U.S. states) the doors forever closed at many American breweries. Beer styles changed after the repeal of Prohibition and many recipes were
Photo courtesy of Walter Konig There are some 350,000 known plant species on earth, but only one of them, Humulus lupulus, the hop plant, has become the universal flavoring agent for beer.
I have attempted to brew versions of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century porters and stouts that do not always fit our modern definitions, but are simply good beers in their own right. In other
Ancient Nordic Grog“I’m lucky I get to do this,” Sam Calagione, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Owner and Brewmaster states in no uncertain terms when asked about one of his latest “archaeobeer” projects:
The history of the city of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania is inextricably linked with brewing. At some city festivals, for instance, you might witness the resurrection of 19th-century Moravian city brewer-turned-mayor Johann Sebastian Goundie.
This article is about an unusual, very dark Bavarian dunkel called Schwarzviertler that I encountered during my peregrinations through the world of beer. It is made by Braumeister Cornelius Faust of Brauhaus
In 1933, when the United States was deep in the throes of the Great Depression, patience with the thirteen-year-old “noble experiment” of Prohibition had waned. It had turned millions of otherwise law-abiding