Music to brew by…

Personally I find Irish drinking music (basically anything from Flogging Molly or Drop Kick Murpheys) to be the best stuff to have playing while I am brewing. Probably doesn’t help that I am a few beers into the brew day while I am listening to them. Basically they keep me revved up and going. Aside…

Ah, summer time…

With the realization that my supply of dunkelweizen is almost gone (now down to 2 left), I find it is high time to bring forth a summery wheat beer. Considering wheats are Joanna’s favorites, I can’t go on without at least one kind in the aging room. I am delving a little into the American…

Black IPA and other oddities

In the current issue of Brew Your Own magazine, there is an article about the birth of a new beer style; Black IPA. To some of us this isn’t necessarily a new style. We have seen previously pale beers cropping up with darker versions for some time now. Although it is not uncommon for US…

Don’t Tread no Me

  (Stepping on a soap box) I have run across some rants put out by other bloggers lately. These rants are following a buzz that I am also getting from people in the beer community. And I honestly find it a little troubling. I fear that the term “craft beer” may be soon taking on…