Change is in the air

No matter the change, there will always be opposition to it.  Today the office of Regulatory Reinvention sent to Lansing a list of 72 recomendations to amend the Michigan Liquor control code.  Some of the changes can be major boons for the growing craft beer industry.  A big one is the ability to hold a…

Coloring Outside the Lines

I can’t remember if I mentioned this before, but I am doing a bit of writing outside my pages here.  I recently paid a visit to Kissell Brewing and that visit is now posted over at I’m a Beer Hound.  Check it out (we all need some love every now and then).  Time for a…

Beer and Cheese Soup

Aside from the fact that this is a classic, its just pretty dog gone good.  So what we have for this edition (doesn’t that sound official… ok maybe not) is a bit o’ soup, beer and cheese soup when you get down to it.  You could go out and get a few beers just for…

Ownership

I spent a few hours hanging out with a couple friends last night.  Who knew, I actually have a friend or two.  I was a bad house guest, I didn’t bring beer to share.  Instead I had a couple of the beers from the fridge.  For a long time I have had a schedule that…

Geeks of the World Unite

I am sure we don’t have to go into this again but yes, I am a geek.  I recently found out that at the geekiest convention of conventions, Gen Con, there will be a special tapping for a beer brewed especially for Gen Con.  Yes, it’s true, even geeks are jumping on the craft beer…

Back to Style…

This forever seems a subject we may never move away from.  I recently ran across two great articles pertaining to the never ending discussion of style, each approaching from a different angle.  The first from Jeff Alworth at Beervana, raises the question of our methods in brewing to recreate a style.  Does the method matter or…

He Said Beer, She Said Wine

I have been reading He Said Beer, She Said Wine.  From what I have seen so far, it is pretty informative.  It has been a while since I have gone through any formal wine training, so the information that Marnie Old has put in the book has been a good brush up.  Although the book…

Brew Day: Tequila Blonde

This was an interesting brew day.  After fighting with the past couple of days of running into so many different roadblocks to getting the brew going, I finally say that no matter what I will be brewing today.  Sure enough, I run into a major road block.  The brew pot is on the burner ready…

Paneer

Today’s video is for an Indian cheese called paneer (or panir).  As is the normal when making cheese it requires an acid to release the curds from the way.  This cheese is also a soft cheese with a short shelf life (roughly 2 weeks).  But it is incredibly easy to make.  Recipe:  1 Gallon Whole…

Discoveries

I am a big fan of a few of the shows that are popping up online that involve beer and brewing.  Of course one of my favorites will always be Beer Punks, broadcast from the Radio Clutch network.  How can you not be a fan of punk rock and beer.   Recently, I was digging through…