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Original Grain Watches are handcrafted with wood from authentic reclaimed wooden barrels.
Those who have brewed know that time is an essential element to the process. Brewers must keep a tight schedule, and thus, must be aware of time at...
With more than 6,000 breweries in the U.S., production methods vary greatly from brewery to brewery. Grand Rapids exhibits breweries from micro to major.
Mitch Ermatinger spent a late July evening completely redefining his production calendar. As the owner of Speciation Artisan Ales in Grand Rapids,...
A must have for every brewer, the hydrometer measures the gravity of beer. (Photo by Daniel Spiess)
As Mythbusters' ballistics expert, Alex Jones, has said, "Remember kids, the only difference between screwing around and science is writing it down...
The Sierra Nevada Beer Camp packaging is one of the brewery's many smaller-scale innovations. (Photo Courtesy Sierra Nevada)
While large-scale advancements in brewing and packaging usually get noticed by craft beer aficionados, smaller innovations like improved pop-top...
"Leaving living yeast in the bottle means that the overall flavor of the beer can continue to evolve and change in subtle ways."
Beer is alive. Well, not all beer, and technically I suppose it isn’t the beer that’s alive but rather that there are living things in the beer, but...
As brett's popularity increases, styles such as Brett IPA become more prominent.
This is the continued story of an anthropomorphized yeast who rose to the fore of modern brewing after being discovered by a Guinness talent scout....
A judging session by The Beer Connoisseur review panel.
The craft beer ecosystem is vast and varied. With an abundance of fascinating and ever-evolving beer styles, over 5,000 breweries and tens of...
An Orpheus Brewing tulip glass glimmers in a shaft of sunlight.
All seasoned craft beer drinkers know this: While what you drink is certainly paramount, the way you drink it is almost as important. I’m not...
With autumn seasonals and Oktoberfest beers getting released earlier and earlier each year – to the chagrin of many craft beer lovers – we delve into...
How to Brew Beer, Anchor Brewing Mash Tuns
Malt Brewing begins with raw barley, wheat, oats or rye that has germinated in a malt house. The grain is then dried in a kiln and sometimes roasted...
Beer Glasses
When it comes to beer’s temperature, the common belief is “the colder the better.” This is not always sound advice. Beers served too cold can numb...
Porter and Stout from Bertus Brewery
The problem is that today we have a scene where there appears to be a difference between the two drinks, but nobody can agree what  that difference...
Alternative Grain Beer When one thinks about beer, a few simple descriptors immediately spring to mind: carbonated, alcoholic, crushable, etc. When...
Barrel Aging Beer Storage
When you resist the urge to crack open a beer instantaneously, magic can happen. Storing or cellaring beer allows a number of internal and external...
Style Studies Altbier Specialty Wood Aged Issue 22
Altbier Altbier sounds like a faintly condescending term, such as “alternative rock” or “alternative lifestyle,” with little to no real meaning...

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