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!
We're not done with Hop & Brew School just yet because as Denny headed home from Yakima, he stopped in the beer rich river city of Hood River. While there he sat down with Brian Perkey of Lallemand to talk about his long history in the brewing world - how he almost didn't get his first brewing job and what he's done across the world of craft beer. And of course, we cover the beer news, feedback, questions and craft malt!
Did you know that August was Mead Month and that September is Honey Month? In this episode, Drew sits down the Berniece Van Der Berg and Michael Fairbrother of Moonlight Meadery to talk about bees, the state of mead and how to brew your best mead at home!
While Denny and Drew wrap up their time with Yakima Chief Hops - it's time to go back and rehear our talk about brewing big. What have been our experiences, our tips, tricks and our favorites! Next week we're back with a live episode of the show!
Last episode we covered beer that isn't beer - this week we prep for winter's return by talking the members of the Rhode Island Brewing Society about their epic GOAT Ribs Doppelbock, winner of the Ocean State Homebrew Competition that was brewed at the Guild in time for our HomeBrewCon party! Listen to here their story and how an 8% Doppelbock is the small version!
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