You'd be forgiven if you struggled to pinpoint the flavor profile of South Australia based brewer Mike Holden's "Shale Ale". Holden elaborates: "The beer definitely has a unique flavor to it, but it is not something that is off-putting or maybe something that people will not even recognize."
Have you ever thought about where yeast comes from? It's obviously an integral part of the beer brewing process. For Indiana based brewer Robert Caputo, the source of yeast proved to be a pain point. Caputo was eager to create a beer that was 100% Indianan. He had sourced malts, hops and water from Indiana with little issue, but was struggling to find yeasts native to the state. Enter his friend, Mathew Bochman.
As we rapidly approach the one-year mark of the Trump presidency, it's hard to argue against him being one of the most controversial heads of state in recorded history. Given his focus on "the wall" and his recent decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, immigration - particularly that from Mexico and across the southern border - is a hot button issue.
It's a wonderful time of the year. Baseball is winding down, the NFL is off and running and the NBA and NHL are just about to start their 2017-2018 seasons. Sports fans have a lot to be happy about at this time of year. It would seem that beer companies have even more to celebrate.
House Bill 3287 was enacted in the State of Texas on June 15, 2017 and has caused a significant stir in the craft beer community. Growing breweries, and those considering opening their own businesses, are concerned that the new legislation could scare off potential investment. The reason? The bill requires all Texan based breweries who produce 225,000 barrels (5805718.09 gallons) of beer annually to pay a distributor to deliver their beer, even if it's to a taproom in the same facility.
If you're new to craft beer, or just not overly adventurous, theres a pretty good chance you've never tried a Gose-style beer. I am a little embarrassed to admit just how long it took for me to stumble upon this style, but once I did I knew I was onto a winner. As unappealing as it may sound at the outset, sour beers are (more often than not) delicious.
Well, heres your chance to prove it. Did I mention that first prize is free beer for life? Now that I've got your attention, here are the details. Denver-based Wynkoop Brewing is looking for its Beer Drinker of the Year. But don't be fooled, the competition is a little more complex than the name may suggest.
Welcome to week two of my Octoberfest experiment! While I've never been to the real deal in Germany, Octoberfest seasonal brews are probably my favorite seasonal offerings of the year. Over the duration of September and into October, I am going to be trying many of the seasonal brews available in San Antonio, with the aim of crowning the best Octoberfest brew.