The New IPA: Scientific Guide to Hop Aroma and Flavor

During the summer of 2016, I decided I was going to do it. I was going to write a book. I didn’t realize at the time it would take me over two years. I didn’t know I would have to read nearly 1,000 papers on brewing. I didn’t realize the project...

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...