What do you get when you take a dedicated homebrewer, an old mill building and a couple of crazy dogs? One very interesting brewery designed straight up with Drew's tastebuds in mind - IPAs and Saisons and odd things. Drew sits down with Morgan Snyder, owner/brewery/dogdad of Cranston RI's Buttonwoods Brewery.
There are no laws when drinking - hard seltzer? Yes, it's the latest evolution of the malternative/alcopop/notbeerbeer. So, let's say you want to make your own malternative at home - how do you do it? Drew walks you through the reasons for these things and how to make your own hard lemonade, hard seltzer and even better the quick way to make an alternative draft beverage as a homebrewer!
Drew's siting down with Levi from Long Beach Beer Lab again to explore how Levi is using the old school, new hotness of Kveik in nearly half of his beers. What has Levi discovered to make some pretty amazing beer? He's got a few tricks up his sleeve!
It's time! Time for a whole bunch of questions and answers. In this go around it seems many of you have hops on the brain - so it's only fitting we also announce a chance to win 2 tickets to Yakima Chief Hops Hop and Brew School®. Enter by 7/26 at https://www.experimentalbrew.com/hopandbrew! On with the questions!
We've been talking a lot about lower alcohol beers recently - part of a trend - but a real problem for these beers is fewer ingredients means fewer chances to inject flavor. Drew sits down with Phil Jensen and talks about using a by-product of the flour milling industry to boost beer flavor. They may be called "middlings", but their impact is anything but. Sit back - it's time to taste some beer!
American Light Lager is by far and away, the most popular style of beer in America. No matter how much we gnash our teeth about it, it's the truth. It's also the truth that this little bit of "nothing" can be the hardest technical challenge a brewer can face. Are you up to it?
One problem with us sitting here and giving our brewing advice - you never get to taste our beer! While we can't ship everyone a beer, you can finally hear Denny's feedback about Drew's canned IPAs. We're tasting Drew's 45th Birthday IPA and Cape Point New South African Hazy IPA
HomeBrewCon steadily marches closer and on this episode we sit down with Jeremy Duffy of Isle Brewers Guild about their unique way of running a brewery - and what we can expect when we (and hopefully you) party with them on the 26th! But before we get there, we check the beer news, a new book that's just been released, Denny's latest mistake (and our disagreement). Sit back and relax - we're on island time!
Denny and Paula have just returned from Belgium. What did he learn? What did he taste? (What did she drink that wasn't IPA?) How did the authorities let him back in? Tune in and find out that and all the beer news and brewing misadventures we've been getting up to in this week's episode!
One of our favorite traditions is the HomeBrewCon commemorative beer given to attendees. This year's beer is Wicked Smooth, an Apricot Milkshake IPA. Drew sits down with Michelle Clark of Grey Sail and Chris Leonard of Heavy Seas Beer and talks about the decisions they made while collaborating to make this beer that's out of their comfort zone.
Have you ever wondered what the pure essence of a hop smells like? Well, sit back because Drew and Matt Humbard sit down to discuss how you pull every drop of smelly goodness from our favorite beer seasoning (and how you use it)
HomeBrewCon season is rapidly approaching! To get you ready for it, we sit down with Gary and Matt from the AHA to talk about what they've got planned for the largest nerdiest beer party on the planet. (And don't forget - early bird pricing is almost over!) Plus we tackle the beer news, what we've been brewing and reading... and writing!