Monthly Archives: June 2017

Preparing for the BJCP Tasting Exam – Part 1

For a few years I’ve secretly aspired to become certified beer judge.  Some of you might think I’m already qualified to judge beer, but regular readers of the column will know better.  The challenging part, aside from knowing what you … Continue reading

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A.J. Zanyk’s Baltic Porter wins Barley’s Homebrew Competition

This past Sunday marked another successful finish to one of Ohio’s longest running beer traditions, the Barley’s Homebrew Competition.  The contest dates back to last century, the summer of 1996 to be specific.  At that time I was still in … Continue reading

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Kindred’s barrel-aged sours finally ready for prime time

In the crowded landscape of craft brewing some aspect of your business should differentiate you from the competition.  Maybe it’s your location, or your branding, but ideally the beer itself can stand out from the crowd.  With over 200 breweries … Continue reading

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