Topic: Brewing History

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Kellerbier

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Kellerbier is the beer of choice throughout much of Germany’s Franconia region. Yet, it is difficult to define kellerbier as there are hundreds of examples that may be pale or quite dark, and taste equally unique. Learn about the history of these young, unfiltered lagers from a brewer who spent a decade at the source, plus tips on brewing your own at home.


French Abbey Beer of Northumberland

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Intrigued by a local landmark remembering a group of priests who fled to England and set up a brewpub during the French Revolution, a homebrewer sets out to recreate the beer they may have served patrons over 200 years ago.


The Time Traveling Brewer Has Some Advice

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Thanks for the fun question, John! I am pretty sure whatever I suggest will be impossible to verify, so let’s go back to the year 1569, 400 years before my birth year, somewhere in the vicinity of Bamberg, Germany. There were plenty of breweries in that part of the world brewing with ingredients that will


Brew Like It’s 1850

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Housed in a museum, Carillon Brewing Company in Dayton, Ohio produces beers in a similar way it would have been brewed during the Industrial Revolution. We take you behind the scenes to show how beer was made back in the mid-19th century and what modern brewers can learn from it.


Up in Smoke

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Rauchbier is the most famous beer brewed with smoked malt. Scott Burgess fell in love with the style while living for a decade in the rauchbier epicenter of the world — Bamberg, Germany. He explores the differences between some of the best examples and shares how homebrewers can brew their own rauchbier.


Crowing Glory: A brief history of crown caps

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Resting securely on the tops of our bottles, holding in beer and carbonation, the crown cap is the perfect tool for the job. But have you ever wondered about its origins?


A Tale of Two Historic Porters

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I have recently been a part of brewing two historic porters on a commercial scale. The first was a re-creation of a specific historical brew at Brewport Brewing Co. in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The second was a modern creation at Springdale, the ale department of Jack’s Abby Brewing in Framingham, Massachusetts that was along the lines of


The Rise of Brazilian Beer

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I think most people know that I enjoy traveling for beer, whether I’m judging, teaching, brewing, consulting, giving judging exams, or just being a beer tourist. I have greatly enjoyed most of the places I’ve visited over the years, but Brazil will always have a special place in my heart. From my first trip there nearly


A Sip of Tradition

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If I asked you to picture a beer, most of your imagined pints would be similar: The beer would be translucent and bright, topped with half an inch or so of foam. Sure the colors might vary — to some, the beer would be golden, to others it would be copper-hued or borderline black. The


Traditional Norwegian Kveik

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To be honest with you, at first I didn’t have much interest in kveik, the strains of indigenous symbiotic yeast culture from Norway that seem to ferment at warp speed and at unusually high temperatures. From what little bit I’d heard about it, it seemed gimmicky, like a trend or fad that wouldn’t last long


Reviving Extinct German Beer Styles

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Lurking in the dark recesses of beer history are many formerly famous brews that are now all but forgotten. This is particularly true in countries with old beer cultures, such as Great Britain, Belgium, and especially Germany, where folks are known to have been brewing for almost three millennia, probably longer. The proof is a


A Very English Ale Revolution

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New laws, increased infrastructure, and changing views in the latter half of the 19th century had an impact on nearly every facet of British culture, including beer. We review how this time in British history helped shape the English beer styles as we know them today.


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