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...

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...

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...

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...

Pale Wheat Sour with Concord Grapes

This fall I have been impressed with some Maryland grown concord grapes that I’ve been able to get at a local farmers market. The “grape” flavor is so intense and sweet that I’ve been eating them like candy. Since I always have beers aging and...

Headspace & Hazy IPA Oxidation

Working on a book, I’ve decided to brew a few hop-related experiments and utilize lab testing to accompany the sensory information in areas I couldn’t find enough existing academic research. One such trial was to test whether or not yeast pitch...