Every year the Maltose Falcons help the Los Angeles County Fair with their homemade beer competition. This year's winner Mike Hale of the High Desert Home Brewers Anonymous won for his beer called Crue's Crumbs, a Pecan Coffee Cake Imperial Stout. We sit down and try his beer, break down the recipe and break down the hype train that is the Pastry Stout.
For years Orlando was known for a great attractions, but great beer wasn't one of them! Times change and this week Drew sits down with Jeremy Pittman of Rockpit Brewing and Orlando Homebrew Supplies about what it means to run a homebrew shop and a brewery together in the same space and how they feed each other. Plus we tackle the worst idea Drew's inflicted on the world and a ton of feedback on recent episodes!
Since travelling to Australia last year and witnessing the ubiquity of no chill brewing, Drew decided to get over his objections and see if you really can skip the chilling step when brewing at a home level. In this episode Denny and Drew breakdown the benefits, the objections and Drew's experiences brewing the no chill way
On this week's episode - it's time for us to get philosophical as we explore the tricky navigation of science and experiences when it comes to making beer. And we go looking at some proposed Canadian beer styles, which makes us wonder - what's your local beer style? And Denny gets back to brewing something he loves and more!
Sit back and listen as Drew talks with Eagle Rock's Lee Barkofsky about how he and the Falcons' crew led by Cullen Davis biggified the ERB classic "Solidarity" and turn it around in 3 weeks!. Then Drew tastes the beer and presents his reactions!
Happy New Year! It's time for a whole new bevy of beers and a world of new brews to be. In this episode, we talk our recent brewing efforts and new toys and new news and then we talk to Stephen J Porr of BrewTube fame about the SJPorr Challenge, a unique and logistically challenging homebrew competitiion that's prepping for it's next season!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Join us now as Drew and Denny sit down to part two of our episodes focusing on Anchor's Our Special Ale. Check out the last Brew Files for interview with Scott Ungermann. On this episode, we taste the beer and formulate what we'd do to create a beer in the Anchor style!
Another 12 episodes down, so it's time for your questions! We tackle 25 of your questions that cover process, ingredients hops, yeast, weird things and Denny's favorite Karoake song! Sit back - we're getting quizzical!
The Holidays still carry some traditions in this ever changing beer world. This week we start a two part series on the classic - Anchor Our Special Ale. Today we talk with Scott Ungermann, Anchor Brewmaster to discuss OSA and how it's changed over the years and what you can make at home
As the Holidays are upon us, it's time to give thanks with this episode of Denny and Drew reflecting on the Maltose Falcons 45th Anniversary Party with the band, the beer and Steve Grossman of Sierra Nevada Brewing. And then we talk what we're brewing for the rest of the holidays and doing some weird things with beer!
Just before the fanciest homebrew party known to man, Denny and Drew tasted and talked through the beers Drew had made for the party. Did they all past muster? Sit back and listen as we taste trhough a range of interesting beverages!
ROAD TRIP! This episode finds us on the road to go visit MicroHomebrew in Kenmore, Washington. We spent the day brewing, tasting beer and talking about brewing with Tony Ochsner, owner of MicroHomebrew and Annie Johnson of PicoBrew and all the brewers gathered at the store. Time to see what happens!
A few episodes back - Denny got to taste Drew's beer and now the tables are turned! Drew tastes and discusses with Denny two of his beers - A Belgian Golden Strong and a Veterans' Blend IPA. Are they any good? What could be changed and what the heck is that bottle Denny used to ship his beers?!?
You heard Drew's brew day at Trademark in a previous Brew Files episode, but now you can hear the story of Trademark straight from Sterling. How he got started and what sort of amazing job they're doing in Long Beach after a short time! And of course we get you the news and Drew and Denny talk about Brümalt from Great Western and how they inadvertently used it the exact same way!
Common wisdom dictates that trying to save money by brewing beer is a fool's errand like buying a boat to save on fish, but we're here to tell you that there are a few ways you can maximize your savings while still enjoying high quality beer. We're not about minmaxing here - just reminding you as your beer needs increase around the holidays, it's perfectly easy to pinch some pennies and enjoy a beer!
On this episode we delve a bit into history as Denny talks about the results of our "Beer & Brewing Over 60" survey. Then we're flying into the future as we listen to OSU's Sarah Windes talk about the project to develop and select a new malt hybrid for both Mecca Grade and the public. Pollen flies on this episode along with all of our usual beery goodness!