Thursday, December 14, 2017

Browsing the "brewing" Tag

venn brewing

Venn Brewing, a preview

Venn Brewing in Southeast Minneapolis is slated to open as soon as this month, and overall things have been pretty quiet, media-wise. I wanted to learn more about co-owner and head brewer, Kyle Sisco, as well as the Venn taproom, [...]

December 5, 2017 news and annoucements, the twin cities, Uncategorized
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Lupulin Brewing in Big Lake

With so many breweries proximal to the heart of Minneapolis and St. Paul, the amount of airtime that Lupulin Brewing gets may be surprising. The quality of their beer is no secret, though, and their lines at festivals routinely stretch [...]

November 28, 2017 greater minnesota, tasting and critique
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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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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

PEG Beer Co. now open!

After 10 years of complete brewing stagnancy, the Winnipeg beer landscape is finally changing. Fueled by a major legislative change making taprooms legal, three new breweries have opened this year with more (some reports say about 10 within the province) [...]

October 18, 2016 beer abroad, canadian beer, food and restaurants, Travel
Citra hops

spotlight on citra

I take it as a sign of maturation within our beer market that the general public can name specific types of hops. Hop varieties are listed in descriptions on many beer menus, and several very popular beers are named for [...]

April 23, 2016 history and traditional styles, tasting and critique
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the biggest mistakes new breweries make, part two

For part one, click here. First in the Biggest Mistakes series was a look at the problem of new breweries serving premature beer to paying customers. Turns out I am not the only one who has experienced this, and it’s [...]

January 3, 2016 soapbox sunday, tasting and critique

the craft of cultivation, Superior-style

I have a science degree. I am a smart individual. I even took advanced biology and microbiology in college. Still, when I first learned about cultivating wild yeast, my mind was blown. It may come as no surprise to many [...]

November 4, 2015 greater minnesota

seasonality of the south

Living in Minnesota, I am no stranger to seasonality. There is a certain rhythm that accompanies Midwestern living – the anticipation of spring, a longing for more summer days, but also some respite in the cooler months of fall. Next [...]

September 7, 2015 north carolina, Travel
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Fair State’s Lactobac series

Sour beer is no longer the oddity within the beer market that it once was. When I first wrote about sour beers, I got several messages from people, shocked by the availability of sours in the Twin Cities compared to [...]

September 3, 2015 the twin cities