Month: October 2012

The box for the Chestnut Brown Ale kit, and a bag of malt.

Review: Making the Brooklyn Brewshop Chestnut Brown Ale

I recently posted about the one-gallon beermaking kits by Brooklyn Brewshop, designed for those tiny kitchens in New York City.  Despite having most of the equipment already, I went ahead and ordered [..]

Munich beer cap claiming the Reinheitsgebot

German Purity Laws – ever actually read them?

Germany’s “purity decree”, the Reinheitsgebot, has had American brewers in awe for years.  It is seen as the highest standard for beer, German beer as the purest in the world.  There [..]

Gruit recipe from BaltiBrew

Baltimore Brew Festival hosted a Gruit Ale competition last night.  I asked whether they would post their recipes on their website – don’t have an answer yet.  One of the [..]

Foodie Radio Show Talks King Midas Beer

This past Sunday, NPR’s radio show The Splendid Table included Dr. Pat McGovern talking about King Midas’ funerary beer (a modern adaptation is Midas Touch by Dogfish Head).  You can [..]

Gillian Clarke poem “Home”

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/oct/22/john-lewis-poem-gillian-clarke This poem is part of a window display at the Cardiff branch of department store John Lewis.  In the midst of our color-blazing, air-chilling autumn, when I am planning [..]

clear mug with light beer and a lot of head

Homebrew and the Law

I had the opportunity to review homebrewing laws across the country for a Women in Homebrew event this weekend.  The differences are pretty interesting. Maryland Homebrew, one of my local [..]

The Fascination of Ancient Beverages

I have a desperate fascination for ancient wines, beers, and meads.  I love everything about them – trade patterns, methods of making and storing them, recipes, social usage, storage/presentation vessels, [..]

Baltimore Beer Week 2012

It’s Baltimore Beer Week!  And there is some homebrewing action, boy howdy! Maryland Homebrew sent out an email with so many events on it that I’m not going to post [..]

Congrats to our local GABF Winners!

The Great American Beer Festival held its awards ceremony today.  DelMarVa-DC was well represented.  Congratulations to our local breweries-done-good!  For those of you who don’t know GABF, it is the [..]

Cover of Brooklyn BrewShop Beer Making Book

Brooklyn BrewShop brews one gallon batches of beer

Brooklyn BrewShop’s Beer Making Book is my latest find in the domain of beer brewing.  I’ve added it to my Basic Brewers Books list.  It’s designed for folks who a) [..]

Explore Your Craft in DC with Widmer Bros.

Widmer Brothers Brewery (Portland, OR) and DRAFT magazine have pooled their talents to create a series of beer-art-live-music one-off events around the country called Explore Your Craft.  This year DC [..]