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  • Spread @3:54AM, 2016-07-09 Share | Link |
    Tags: beer, brewing, ,   

    How Craft Brewers Advance Science 

    Not long ago, I found myself in a beer-tasting room in upstate New York, looking out on a field of hops and sampling the craft brews of a company called Indian Ladder Farmstead. Among the list of beers chalked on a blackboard was one particularly hoppy creation named “Dr. Paul Matthews I.P.A.” Naturally I felt obliged to inquire about the eponymous doctor. The owner, Dietrich Gehring, told me that the name was an homage. He said his passion for wild hops had led him to Matthews, to whom he referred as the Lord of the Hops.

    “I’m not an expert in beer,” Matthews cautioned when I reached him, by phone. “I’m a plant engineer and evolutionary biologist.” Matthews, a past president of the Hop Research Council, is the senior research scientist at Hopsteiner, a major hops trader and processor, founded in 1845, in Washington State’s Yakima Valley.

    The hop flower has been used in beer-making at least since the eighth century. Traditionally it was a preservative, but it also imparts flavor. To some, the taste is bitter and unpalatable, and thus many brewers use only minimal amounts.

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  • Spread @1:32AM, 2015-10-26 Share | Link |
    Tags: beer, home-brewing   

    Meet MiniBrew 

    From their Indiegogo page: “MiniBrew is the world’s first all in one, small batch beer brewing machine. MiniBrew simplifies the beer brewing including fermentation process and enhances the accuracy of each brew, allowing anyone to create and experiment with their own recipes right at home. Making your own beer isn’t a dream anymore. With MiniBrew, anyone can become a successful tastemaker!”

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  • Titus Toledo @7:44AM, 2015-07-17 Share | Link |
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    Beerain 

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  • Titus Toledo @6:22AM, 2015-07-14 Share | Link |
    Tags: beer, , petrol   

    Brewtroleum is beer-based fuel 

    DB Breweries, a New Zealand-based brewery has unveiled “Brewtroleum,” a product they are billing as the world’s first commercially-available biofuel made from a beer by-product.  And it’s available at gas stations on the island nation right now. “We’re helping Kiwis save the world by doing what they enjoy best – drinking beer,” said Sean O’Donnell, a company spokesman.

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  • Titus Toledo @12:46AM, 2014-04-22 Share | Link |
    Tags: beer, Dave Mustaine   

    If you guys are going to be throwing beer bottles at us, at least make sure they’re full.

    Dave Mustaine
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  • Titus Toledo @1:09AM, 2014-03-20 Share | Link |
    Tags: beer, , organic   

    The first non-GMO verified beer is here! 

    Peak Organic Brewing Company is the first brewer to make Non-GMO Project Verified beer. “Since day one, we’ve always held a simple belief — pure ingredients make delicious beer,” said Jon Cadoux, founder of Peak Organic Brewing. “We love tasty beer, so we decided to make ours with ingredients grown on family farms that don’t use chemical pesticides or fertilizers. We’ve found those organic ingredients to be of higher quality and integrity.” Cadoux added. “We are proud to be the first brewer to receive this official designation. We’re also excited to help advance the dialogue about GMOs and people’s right to know what’s in the foods or drinks they buy.”

    —Via Non GMO Project

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    —Image courtesy of Peak Organic Brewing Company

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  • Titus Toledo @1:32AM, 2013-11-05 Share | Link |
    Tags: beer, drinking   

    World's Strongest Beer of 2013 

    Snake Venom

    The Scottish Brewmeister calls it Snake Venom. And just to demonstrate how this baby burns, here’s a shortlist of your most common over-the-counter household alcohol by volume (ABV):

    Mezcal, Tequila: 32%–60% (usually 40%)
    Vodka: 35%–50% (usually 40%)
    Brandy: 35%–60% (usually 40%)
    Gin: 40%–50%
    Whisky: 40%–55% (usually 40% or 43%)
    Snake Venom: 67%

    There is supposed to be an ongoing debate whether Brewmeister’s latest and greatest concoction is still technically beer, but that is, of course, for the experts to quibble over.

    In the frothy meantime: Make beer, not war, and kindly roll out the smoking barrel.

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