Aslan Brewing takes big leap forward in sustainability

  With every decision Aslan Brewing’s owners make, they ask themselves: Does this support our principles? And as you may know, one of their core principles is producing 100% organic beer, which is a challenging and expensive way to make beer. Raw ingredients are limited and difficult to source, additives that [...]

Aslan Brewing takes big leap forward in sustainability2018-10-18T13:21:24-07:00

A visit to Atwood Ales’ farmhouse brewery in Blaine

I recently had the opportunity to visit Atwood Ales’ brewery in Blaine, WA, which sits on an idyllic, 5-acre farm that is less than 2 miles from the Canadian border – as the bald eagle flies. The brewery isn’t open to the public, but Atwood Ales owner/brewer Josh Smith and his wife [...]

A visit to Atwood Ales’ farmhouse brewery in Blaine2018-10-18T13:21:36-07:00

Unique beers in the plans at Gruff Brewing

Gruff Brewing is planning to use some interesting ingredients in upcoming beers. The brewery has made unique beers before, such as its pineapple hefeweizen, spiced imperial Belgian brown, and chocolate coffee stout, but it’s about to take things to another level. No, it’s not going to use odd or gross ingredients. [...]

Unique beers in the plans at Gruff Brewing2018-10-18T13:21:37-07:00

The resurgence of light lagers

Decades ago, beer lovers began gravitating toward full-flavored craft beers (“micro” beers back then) while abandoning the likes of Miller, Coors, and Budweiser. The vapid light lagers that dominated the market at the time were essentially industrial products made with adjuncts (see the definitions at the end of this article) with [...]

The resurgence of light lagers2018-10-18T13:21:37-07:00

Recommended reading for beer enthusiasts, pro and home brewers: ‘Brewing Local’ by Stan Hieronymus

The latest book from Brewers Publications, Brewing Local: American-Grown Beer, examines the increased demand for locally brewed beers as well as beers made with “non-traditional” ingredients. Author Stan Hieronymus chronicles the history of how distinctly American beers came about, visits farm breweries, and forages for both plants and yeast to discover how brewers are [...]

Recommended reading for beer enthusiasts, pro and home brewers: ‘Brewing Local’ by Stan Hieronymus2018-10-18T13:22:01-07:00

Wander Brewing adds a coolship to its Barrel Project

Wander Brewing’s new coolship (an anglicized term from the Dutch/Flemish word, koelschip) may not be the sexiest-looking piece of equipment in the brewery, but it’s arguably the most romantic. This large, shallow and open stainless steel vessel will be used to make spontaneously fermented ales, similar to how they’re made by [...]

Wander Brewing adds a coolship to its Barrel Project2018-10-18T13:22:17-07:00

Beer Review #2 – Boundary Bay Ski to Sea ESB

Hey guys, hope you all had an awesome week! With the weather being so great this weekend, I wandered on over to Boundary Bay Brewery in order to try some of their new selections. Just in time for Memorial Day, and Ski to Sea Weekend, I decided to try the Boundary Bay [...]

Beer Review #2 – Boundary Bay Ski to Sea ESB2015-06-06T16:55:55-07:00
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