2018 Barrel Drop

2018 Barrel Drop 15 gallons split three ways onto cherries and raspberries, dry hops, and pinot noir concentrate! I t’s said that the two best days of a boat owners life is the day they buy their boat and the day they sell it. I’m a little ashamed to admit...

Book Update

Book Update The New IPA: Scientific Guide to Hop Aroma and Flavor Back in July 2016, I emailed Michael Tonsmeire, whom I knew casually at the time, to see if I could get together with him and get his advice on writing a book. I was thinking very seriously about taking...

Concentrated: Vineyard Style NE DIPA

9% DIPA with White Grapes, Wine Yeast, and Wine-like Hops It’s strange for me to have to name a beer, but this was one of the first official Sapwood Cellars beers brewed for a local event held last month in Maryland. But why stop at naming just a beer when you...

Peaches and Quinoa Sour

Double Fruited with Two Seasons of Peaches Some recipes I brew are inspired by science and some beers inspire me to dig further into the science after they are brewed; this particular beer did both. The science of the recipe was inspired by research where early...

Vanilla Russian Imperial Stout

Rich and Boozy Winter Beer To be completely transparent, I don’t entirely know what I’m doing here. I can only think of four beers I’ve made that have been over 20 SRM. Also, in recent memory, I can only count on one hand the number of Russian...