2019 Barrel Drop

2019 Barrel Drop Barrel aged mixed-fermented sour re-fermented with Washington Cabernet Sauvignon grapes and cherries.  I ‘ve had a 15-gallon barrel running yearly turns of mixed-fermented beer at home for over five years now. Once a year, I empty it and refill...

A Case for Short And Cool Dry Hopping

A Case for Short And Cool Dry Hopping Using the latest hop science as a guide. W hen researching for a book I self-published in May of 2019 called The New IPA: A Scientific Guide to Hop Aroma and Flavor, I was struck how the collection of hop science was leading me to...

Rice Saison Lager

Saison Rice Lager  Saison fermented cool then re-fermented with lager yeast.  W henever a brewery puts out something that appears to break the rules, I’m interested. I understand that style guildlines keep some sort of order, but they can keep people from...

Thiol Driver

Thiol Driver  Scientifically-driven Hoppy Lager Designed to Push Fruity Hop Thiols O ne of the reasons I love grinding through academic brewing papers is because sometimes findings from multiple studies can come together and inspire something new for me to try. This...

Guide to Coffee Beers

Guide to Coffee Beers  Experiments and Results of Different Methods to Infuse Beer with Coffee C offee lovers (myself included) can look a little foolish when it comes to the morning brew routine. The process generally starts by weighing out the beans, setting the...