Monday, August 21, 2017

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race in beer

the role of race in craft beer

At this year’s Beer Bloggers Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a panel of three white people was asked a series of questions by a white moderator. The articulate, educated panel included Anne Sprecher of Sprecher Brewing Company, Lakefront Brewery’s Russ Klitch, plus [...]

August 21, 2017 news and annoucements, soapbox sunday, wisconsin
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hop preservation methods: cryo magic

It’s hard to visit a brewery lately without some mention of hop science. Dry-hopping is now ubiquitous in many taprooms, and there has been increased discussion about how whirlpool additions of hops contribute to bitterness in addition to flavor. Recently, terms [...]

June 22, 2017 homebrewing, news and annoucements, texas
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Dogfish is here, and it’s a big deal

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery has finally come to Minnesota and it’s a very big deal, but not for the reasons you may think. Now in it’s 21st year, Delaware’s Dogfish Head is expanding into the local market at a time [...]

March 22, 2017 news and annoucements, tasting and critique
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what’s new – and old – in malting?

When it comes to craft beer, the real buzzword may always be hops (not yeast, malt, and certainly not water). Hops get all the airtime. Many beer lovers can name several varieties without giving a thought to malted barley. But [...]

February 6, 2017 colorado, history and traditional styles, news and annoucements
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Beer in 2017 – what’s to come?

There was a palpable change in the dynamic culture of craft beer in 2016. The year saw mergers and acquisitions, further growth to the point of pre-prohibition numbers, and a swing in the balance between camaraderie and competition. Though my view [...]

January 5, 2017 news and annoucements, soapbox sunday
#MERICA!

#Merica!… Back of House, Bud, and Blais

The first evidence that macro breweries were planning to publicly take on the rising tide of craft beer precipitated during the 2015 Superbowl ads. The one-minute slideshow comparing the everyman’s macro beer with fussy professors pining over snifters was a [...]

June 30, 2016 food and restaurants, news and annoucements
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thanksgiving beer pairing

I am so very tired of hearing article after segment after blog post about Thanksgiving wine pairing without any mention of beer or cider. Sure, when it comes to pairing, I am very biased. But in this case, as it [...]

November 25, 2015 news and annoucements, tasting and critique
INSIGHT BREWING

one year of insight – celebrate this Saturday!

Insight Brewing is turning one this weekend and they are inviting you to celebrate! The party celebrates Insight’s big trip around the sun and honors the brewery theme: traveling the world to bring great beer to Minnesota. Head brewer Ilan Klages-Mundt [...]

November 19, 2015 news and annoucements, the twin cities
able Now Open

able seedhouse + brewery now open

Nearly two breweries open per day in the United States. And though our nation still doesn’t contain the number of breweries it did before the industrial revolution, we’re getting close. Really close. How should we sort through the riff raff, [...]

November 11, 2015 news and annoucements, tasting and critique, the twin cities
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In Cahoots

Collaboration brewing is a serious interest of mine. The idea of two or more brewers getting together to create something synergistic is very appealing to me as both a writer and a drinker. When I consume collaboration beers, I imagine [...]

August 4, 2015 competition, news and annoucements, the twin cities, Uncategorized