Monthly Archives: July 2009

Why Don’t We Gruit In the Road?

If my experience this past weekend brewing a gruit is any indication, I have a feeling this style is going to be a huge trend in brewing sometime in the next 10 years. Life is cyclical and everything goes retro, … Continue reading

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Fred Block, an Upstate Brewtopian, is featured in the Spartanburg Herald-Journal

Congrats to Fred Block, a fellow Upstate Brewtopian, on being featured in an article in the Spartanburg Herald-Journal in today’s paper. I’ve known Fred since meeting him at my first Brewtopians meeting at his house last summer. He’s an extremely … Continue reading

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brewing 20 gallons of beer in a day, are you crazy?

The Untamed Brewery is running at full capacity today. I’ve been joined by fellow homebrewers Evan and Lord to brew two 10-gallon batches. The first batch of the morning is a mint stout, to be followed by a gruit. If … Continue reading

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Trappist Westvleteren 8 review

Last week, Nicole and I got together with our friend Jen who had just gotten back from a trip to Belgium. Even though Jen admits she is not a beer person (yet), she had the appreciation for the Belgian art … Continue reading

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Randy Mosher video clip on why and how to taste beer

Randy Mosher, author of Tasting Beer, appeared on WTTW in Chicago to explain why and how to taste beer. He also has some good tips on glassware and how to pour a beer. Watch the video (about 9 minutes) I … Continue reading

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homebrew exchange with The Bearded Brewer

About a year or so ago, I came across the blog of a homebrewer in Minneapolis that caught my eye. I’m sure the facial hair theme of The Bearded Brewer is what drew me in, but I have really come … Continue reading

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July 2009 – Kwak

Kwak wins the award for Best Presentation (Glassware). Good beer is all about the experience, and the Belgians know how to do it. Each brewery in Belgium has a special glass that is designed specifically for each of their beers. … Continue reading

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