Artisan Maple Syrup

Maple syrup is a tradition of the Native Americans.  It was a survival skill taught to the early settlers, in the process it has become part of our tradition now.  Though just as with much of farming we know less about how it is done than we think we do.  Even worse, much of what…

Cori Paige

Stolen from their site This weeks QoN is with Cori Paige from Under My Host.  What is Under My Host you ask?  In their words, “At Under My Host we drink, talk & learn about boutique wines, craft beers, and small batch/artisanal spirits with the winemakers, brewmasters and distillers who make them. We’re not the…

Sours

I mentioned recently that I will be doing a monthly study of beer styles, a featured style every month.  The way I will be approaching this is I will start with a post that talks about the style so we have a frame of referrence as we work our way through the month (from a technical…

Hop Head Farms Gearing up

I spent some time at Hop Head Farms earlier today.  You gotta love having a hop farm pretty much in your back yard.  The objective today was to do some sampling of the tester/ experimental beers I had brewed with their hops not too long ago.  Of course I took the opportunity to check out…

Freshness Approved

I will be adding a new feature to the normal diatribe of fun that I give on a regular basis.  Although unlike a weekly feature this is going to be a monthly event.  I thought about it recently, my typical brewing pattern falls into a minimum of once a month.  The pattern itself is essentially…

Dallas McCulloch

Stolen from High 5   We find ourselves at our last QoN with the group from High 5 Brewing Co-op.  It seems fitting that this week the person we are with has been a driving force behind the idea of the brewing co-op in Michigan.  You can find a great article about him in the…

Session 72: How We Love Beer

This month’s session is hosted by Ryan Newhouse from Montana Beer Finder. In light of it being about two weeks before Valentine’s Day, I thought it would be a good time to talk about how we love beer. Pay attention now, as I said “how,” not “why.” Much has already been discussed about why we…