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...

Book Announcement!

The New IPA: Scientific Guide to Hop Aroma and Flavor I’m excited to announce that for the last year I’ve been researching and writing a scientifically-driven book specific to brewing hoppy beers, with a working title of “The New IPA: Scientific Guide to...

Researching New England IPA (NEIPA) Haze

A Look at Studies and Experimental Brew While I can’t say for certain what is causing the haze in NEIPAs, I can say that this is a good-faith effort that has been ongoing for many months, incorporating both brewing experiments as well as hours of reading through...
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