Land Grant University – Yeast 101

Last night Land Grant Brewing held their first session of what they call Land Grant University, a series of educational sessions on the key ingredients in beer.  The inaugural session was devoted to yeast, future sessions will focus on hops, malts and water.  Attendance was capped at 50 participants and there was a full house... Continue Reading →

Ohio-brewed Double IPA Blind Taste Test

Time for another blind taste test, this one focused on double/imperial IPAs.  American craft beer lovers are crazy about hops, and the double IPA style is an ode to the glory of the humulus lupulus plant like no other.  Although DIPAs are released throughout the year, they seem to peak in mid to late winter... Continue Reading →

Beer Review – Hop JuJu by Fat Head’s

Craft beer enthusiasts have a strong tendency toward what some might call stamp collecting.  Constantly seeking out new beers, the harder to find the better.  Making convoluted justifications for spending their weekends queuing up in nondescript industrial spaces and muddy farm fields. Violating the 10th commandment in a way that would make Robert Redford’s character in... Continue Reading →

Homestead Fourth Anniversary Bash

Looking for something to do this weekend?  If your idea of a good time involves travel to pseudo-exotic locales, counting in foreign languages, and great craft beer, I've got just the event for you.  This Saturday (Jan 14) Homestead Beer Co. is throwing a party to celebrate their fourth anniversary.  The event comes with all of... Continue Reading →

Breaking Down the 2016 GABF

Awards were handed out this past weekend at the Great American Beer Festival.  The popularity of the 30 year old festival continues to grow with a total of 7,227 beers entered by 1752 breweries.  That’s up from 6,647 beers and 1552 breweries in 2015.  Out of that sea of beer only 286 entries, roughly 4%, were... Continue Reading →

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