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October 15, 2019

How to Build a Brew Cave

The Brew Cave: the crown jewel of the homebrewer's humble abode. In this guide, you'll find top recommendations for building your homebrew space.Read More

The Brew Cave: the crown jewel of the homebrewer's humble abode. In this guide, you'll find top recommendations for b...Read More

August 19, 2019

Brewing With Dad

Sharing the homebrew experience with a parent or child can be one of the most rewarding parts of brewing. See how the dads of Northern Brewer share the hobby!Read More

Sharing the homebrew experience with a parent or child can be one of the most rewarding parts of brewing. See how the...Read More

August 12, 2019

Turn Your Spent Grain into Savory, Heart-Healthy Pretzels

Not only does spent grain allow you to reuse your grain, but it also creates healthier food options for you and your home!Read More

Not only does spent grain allow you to reuse your grain, but it also creates healthier food options for you and your ...Read More

August 05, 2019

Top 5 Tips for Brewing Beer Outside

A lot of brewers start out their first handful of brew days in the kitchen, but if you're itching to move your setup outside, here's what you'll need.Read More

A lot of brewers start out their first handful of brew days in the kitchen, but if you're itching to move your setup ...Read More

August 01, 2019

Beer and Your Body: The Alcohol Hangover

The best cure for a hangover is to avoid getting one altogether. Learn what causes the dreaded beer flu, and how you can prevent it.Read More

The best cure for a hangover is to avoid getting one altogether. Learn what causes the dreaded beer flu, and how you ...Read More

July 12, 2019

How To Brew For Oktoberfest

As the BJCP Style Guidelines suggest, the aftertaste of an Oktoberfest “encourages another drink.” No complaints there.Read More

As the BJCP Style Guidelines suggest, the aftertaste of an Oktoberfest “encourages another drink.” No complaints there.Read More

June 21, 2019

How to Make Pretzels from Spent Grains

Spent grains have leftover fiber, protein, minerals, vitamins and essential amino acids waiting to be used anywhere but the landfill.Read More

Spent grains have leftover fiber, protein, minerals, vitamins and essential amino acids waiting to be used anywhere b...Read More

June 06, 2019

How to Pour a Proper Pint

Follow these 4 steps to minimizing agitation and pour the very best pint possible.Read More

Follow these 4 steps to minimizing agitation and pour the very best pint possible.Read More

May 27, 2019

The 6 Best Homebrewing Gifts on Amazon

Procrastinated again on getting a gift for the beer lover in your life? Here's what you can get on your doorstep in a few days.Read More

Procrastinated again on getting a gift for the beer lover in your life? Here's what you can get on your doorstep in a...Read More

May 17, 2019

Brewing TV Videos

Brewing TV is a place where brewing communities can connect and hear about what homebrewing has been, what it is, and where it is going.Read More

Brewing TV is a place where brewing communities can connect and hear about what homebrewing has been, what it is, and...Read More

May 16, 2019

Troy Loken - #BrewingWithDad

Troy Loken is a Dad of two and the e-mail marketing specialist at Northern Brewer. He is an incredible father with a passion for making and sharing wine.Read More

Troy Loken is a Dad of two and the e-mail marketing specialist at Northern Brewer. He is an incredible father with a ...Read More

May 16, 2019

Todd Jackson - #BrewingWithDad

Todd is a brewer with 13 years of experience, and a Dad of a 5-year-old boy. Check out Todd's life lessons and favorite homebrewing product.Read More

Todd is a brewer with 13 years of experience, and a Dad of a 5-year-old boy. Check out Todd's life lessons and favori...Read More

May 16, 2019

Laura Edwards - #BrewingWithDad

Laura has been brewing with her Dad for 4 years. Today, Laura helps customers all over the U.S. learn how to make beer. View Laura's favorite brewing product.Read More

Laura has been brewing with her Dad for 4 years. Today, Laura helps customers all over the U.S. learn how to make bee...Read More

May 16, 2019

Justin Winkelman - #BrewingWithDad

Justin Winkelman is a dad of two little girls who love to help out on brew days. He's a big fan of making kombucha and shares his go-to starter kit here.Read More

Justin Winkelman is a dad of two little girls who love to help out on brew days. He's a big fan of making kombucha an...Read More

May 16, 2019

Jamie Penick - #BrewingWithDad

Jamie is raising the next generation of homebrewers. In this article he'll chat about his kids and share his favorite brewing product.Read More

Jamie is raising the next generation of homebrewers. In this article he'll chat about his kids and share his favorite...Read More

May 16, 2019

Gesta Lexen - #BrewingWithDad

Gesta is the Director of HR at Northern Brewer. He's a new brewer and a new dad eager to share what his recommendations and lessons.Read More

Gesta is the Director of HR at Northern Brewer. He's a new brewer and a new dad eager to share what his recommendatio...Read More

May 16, 2019

Dan Banken - #BrewingWithDad

Dan is a product manager at Northern Brewer. He's a 'Dog Dad' to an adorable pup named Luna, and he loves taking her to breweries for belly rubs.Read More

Dan is a product manager at Northern Brewer. He's a 'Dog Dad' to an adorable pup named Luna, and he loves taking her ...Read More

November 16, 2018

The Best Beers to Pair With Turkey Dinner

Thanksgiving: all 48 of your cousins descend upon one house, ready to eat, drink, be merry, and ask endless questions about your personal life. Your salvation? Beer, of course.Read More

Thanksgiving: all 48 of your cousins descend upon one house, ready to eat, drink, be merry, and ask endless questions...Read More

October 23, 2018

Episode 01: Fulton Brewing Company / UMMO

We get off to a rolling boil with Fulton Brewing Company -- four guys that made their garage homebrew hobby a larger-scale business. Read More

We get off to a rolling boil with Fulton Brewing Company -- four guys that made their garage homebrew hobby a l...Read More

October 23, 2018

Instructions and How-To Guides for Making Beer, Wine and More

Comprehensive list of instructions for using your first beer making kit to setting up a kegging system at home.Read More

Comprehensive list of instructions for using your first beer making kit to setting up a kegging system at home.Read More

October 23, 2018

Cheers To Charlie

That all went away the minute I opened my second-hand copy of “The New Complete Joy of Homebrewing” by some guy named Charlie Papazian.Read More

That all went away the minute I opened my second-hand copy of “The New Complete Joy of Homebrewing” by some guy...Read More

October 23, 2018

Short Pour - Epic Game Day Food + Beer Pairings

Nachos, pizza, wings and beer...game day done right.Read More

Nachos, pizza, wings and beer...game day done right.Read More

October 23, 2018

We call shotgun: A guide to the ultimate brewery road trip.

Pack your bag and pilgrimage to 70 of the top-ranked breweries in the world.Read More

Pack your bag and pilgrimage to 70 of the top-ranked breweries in the world.Read More

October 23, 2018

Beer Halls: A good excuse to get social

We hear all the time about the dangers of being addicted to our phones, social media and screens in general. Know what's a great cure for that? Beer halls! Read More

We hear all the time about the dangers of being addicted to our phones, social media and screens in general. Kn...Read More

October 23, 2018

Breweries that go above and beyond the generous pour

Breweries are increasingly becoming integral centers of our communities by routinely providing fun, flavor, and festivities.Read More

Breweries are increasingly becoming integral centers of our communities by routinely providing fun, flavor, and...Read More

October 23, 2018

Happy to see MN leading the way when it comes to women brewers!

When it comes to brewing, women don’t mess around. We’re proud to count many of these brewers among our friends and brew heroes.Read More

When it comes to brewing, women don’t mess around. We’re proud to count many of these brewers among our friends...Read More

October 23, 2018

Short Pour - Lagers & Lederhosen

The weather is changing, the days are shortening, and one of my favorite beers is finding its way onto the shelves.Read More

The weather is changing, the days are shortening, and one of my favorite beers is finding its way onto the shel...Read More

October 23, 2018

Short Pour - BBQ & Brew | Contrasting Considerations

As summer draws near, it brings with it two unshakable constants of warm weather: beer and grilling. Read More

As summer draws near, it brings with it two unshakable constants of warm weather: beer and grilling. Read More

October 23, 2018

Short Pour - Brew Ideas for a Lazy Sunday

Smash beers are a great way to simplify your Brew Day. They are easy to develop and easy to piece together from your stock at home.Read More

Smash beers are a great way to simplify your Brew Day. They are easy to develop and easy to piece together from your ...Read More

October 23, 2018

Short Pour - Get in Gear for Summer Beer

The backyard, patio or driveway is the best place to bask in what little gorgeous brewing weather some of us actually get during the year.Read More

The backyard, patio or driveway is the best place to bask in what little gorgeous brewing weather some of us ac...Read More

October 23, 2018

Short Pour - Northern Brewer Partners with Pints for Prostates

Northern Brewer is partnering with nonprofit, Pints for Prostates, to raise awareness of prostate cancer and help those affected by the disease.Read More

Northern Brewer is partnering with nonprofit, Pints for Prostates, to raise awareness of prostate cancer and he...Read More

October 23, 2018

Short Pour - St. Patrick's Day! There's always room for some good Beoir Bhaile

Brewing for any Holiday allows you to get into the spirit of things a few weeks early, but this is especially true for St. Paddy's.Read More

Brewing for any Holiday allows you to get into the spirit of things a few weeks early, but this is especially t...Read More

October 23, 2018

Farley's Feature - Innovation

Good beer was good beer because the brewers of these beers suffered and toiled to make them, as was the tradition!Read More

Good beer was good beer because the brewers of these beers suffered and toiled to make them, as was the traditi...Read More

October 23, 2018

Homebrew Hacks

Up your game and impress your friends with these homebrewing hacks!Read More

Up your game and impress your friends with these homebrewing hacks!Read More

October 23, 2018

Beer Nerd Book Club - IPA by Mitch Steele

We're here to discuss the new, hotly anticipated book, "IPA: Brewing Techniques, Recipes, and the Evolution of India Pale Ale."Read More

We're here to discuss the new, hotly anticipated book, "IPA: Brewing Techniques, Recipes, and the Evolution of ...Read More

October 23, 2018

Beer Nerd Book Club: "Extreme Brewing (Deluxe Edition)"

Includes a bunch of awesome recipes from Sam, Dogfish Head staff, fellow brewers, and collaborators.Read More

Includes a bunch of awesome recipes from Sam, Dogfish Head staff, fellow brewers, and collaborators.Read More

October 23, 2018

Inside the White House: Homebrew Recipes and Video

Regardless of your political leanings, I hope we can all agree it's pretty cool to see homebrew recipes being made in the White House and into the national spotlight.Read More

Regardless of your political leanings, I hope we can all agree it's pretty cool to see homebrew recipes being made in...Read More

October 23, 2018

Drew Beechum's Brewing on the Ones

Homebrew All-Star and Beer Advocate columnist Drew Beechum gives his presentation titled "Brewing on the Ones: Zen & the Art of Homebrewing."Read More

Homebrew All-Star and Beer Advocate columnist Drew Beechum gives his presentation titled "Brewing on the Ones: Zen &a...Read More

October 23, 2018

Shining Star shines on!

Cheers to good works, good beer and the beautiful game!Read More

Cheers to good works, good beer and the beautiful game!Read More

October 23, 2018

Big Brew for National Homebrew Day

Traditionally, clubs and friends gather to make these recipes for a sense of national community.Read More

Traditionally, clubs and friends gather to make these recipes for a sense of national community.Read More

October 23, 2018

Beer School

Well, the day when I had to drink a macrobrewed light beer finally came & passed like a bland but friendly ghost.Read More

Well, the day when I had to drink a macrobrewed light beer finally came & passed like a bland but friendly ...Read More

October 23, 2018

Brewing for Weddings

When I hear about friends getting engaged, my first response is, "What kind of beer do you want for your wedding?"Read More

When I hear about friends getting engaged, my first response is, "What kind of beer do you want for your weddin...Read More

October 23, 2018

Notes on a Brewday: Weyermann® Oak-Smoked Pale Wheat Malt

My observation after 18 years of brewing and judging beer is that folks either hate smoked beers or love smoked beers.Read More

My observation after 18 years of brewing and judging beer is that folks either hate smoked beers or love smoked...Read More

October 23, 2018

Guess That Beer: Mystery Quad from Brewing TV #58

Also known as, "St. Edhar 12 First Among Equals" - as seen in "Brewing TV - Episode 58: Guess That Beer."Read More

Also known as, "St. Edhar 12 First Among Equals" - as seen in "Brewing TV - Episode 58: Guess That Beer."Read More

October 23, 2018

Homebrewing Clubs: The Iowa Brewers Union

The concept of a homebrew club is difficult to describe to the uninitiated. Read More

The concept of a homebrew club is difficult to describe to the uninitiated. Read More

October 23, 2018

Shining Star Pale Ale

This is a very mellow crystal malt with a nuanced flavor. The end result is an easy-to-like Pale Ale that supports a good cause.Read More

This is a very mellow crystal malt with a nuanced flavor. The end result is an easy-to-like Pale Ale that suppo...Read More

October 23, 2018

Chip's Frozen Beer Experiment

Ever wonder how long it would take homebrew to freeze -- or least get seriously slushy -- on a below freezing Minnesotan day?Read More

Ever wonder how long it would take homebrew to freeze -- or least get seriously slushy -- on a below freezing Minneso...Read More

October 23, 2018

The Daylesford Abbey Project

Everyone knows brewing beer is fun. But brewing beer with the purpose of supporting a non-profit service community is even more fun. Read More

Everyone knows brewing beer is fun. But brewing beer with the purpose of supporting a non-profit service commun...Read More

October 23, 2018

Bacon Beer Part 2

I love a challenge in brewing and perfecting a beer with maple syrup, bacon, and coffee additions beyond the malt bill is probably an impossible dream, but trying is still really damn fun.Read More

I love a challenge in brewing and perfecting a beer with maple syrup, bacon, and coffee additions beyond the ma...Read More

October 23, 2018

Maple Syrup Coffee Bacon Beer

Overall I am really happy with this beer and can’t wait to share it with my family and friends this holiday season. Next time more maple syrup flavor!Read More

Overall I am really happy with this beer and can’t wait to share it with my family and friends this holiday sea...Read More

October 23, 2018

Brewing for the Holidays

There are two highly enjoyable roles of homebrew in my book: brew for my own everyday consumption, and brew for gatherings of friends and family. Read More

There are two highly enjoyable roles of homebrew in my book: brew for my own everyday consumption, and brew for...Read More

October 23, 2018

Brewing TV - Ep. 51: Home Sweet Homebrew

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October 23, 2018

A Discussion with Jerrod Johnson (Surly Brewing Co.)

Brewing TV's Jake Keeler moderates the discussion/Q&A in which Johnson talks about how he got into the brewing business.Read More

Brewing TV's Jake Keeler moderates the discussion/Q&A in which Johnson talks about how he got into the brew...Read More

October 23, 2018

As Real As It Gets: 19% Beer

A 19% alcohol beer. Bad idea? Travesty or culmination? Is this crazy drink a figment of some deranged imagination?Read More

A 19% alcohol beer. Bad idea? Travesty or culmination? Is this crazy drink a figment of some deranged imaginati...Read More

October 23, 2018

A Discussion with Kristen England

Northern Brewer hosts a discussion with award-winning homebrewer and soon-to-be professional brewer Kristen England.Read More

Northern Brewer hosts a discussion with award-winning homebrewer and soon-to-be professional brewer Kristen Eng...Read More

October 23, 2018

Minneapolis Home Brew Day is 12/10/11!

Mayor R.T. Rybak and the City of Minneapolis have proclaimed Saturday, Dec. 10th “Minneapolis Home Brewing Day.”Read More

Mayor R.T. Rybak and the City of Minneapolis have proclaimed Saturday, Dec. 10th “Minneapolis Home Brewing Day....Read More

October 23, 2018

BTV Short Pour 8211; Tasting Notes: Lakefront Brewery Local Acre

Chip & Dawson take a break from a Brewing TV episode shoot to give their tasting notes on Lakefront Brewery's Local Acre Wet-Hopped Wisconsin Lager. Read More

Chip & Dawson take a break from a Brewing TV episode shoot to give their tasting notes on Lakefront Brewery...Read More

October 23, 2018

Minnesota Stars and Northern Brewer announce partnership

“We’re excited to begin working with Northern Brewer to develop a homebrew kit that can help bring our fans together to enjoy the hobby."Read More

“We’re excited to begin working with Northern Brewer to develop a homebrew kit that can help bring our fans tog...Read More

October 23, 2018

Bikes at Northern Brewer

We're a beer-loving company, but we also try to be thoughtful about our impact on our community and surroundings. Read More

We're a beer-loving company, but we also try to be thoughtful about our impact on our community and surrounding...Read More

October 23, 2018

Pork Chops with Imperial Wit Mustard sauce

The basis of any classic preparation lies in simplicity - get the details right, and everything else will fall into place on its own. Read More

The basis of any classic preparation lies in simplicity - get the details right, and everything else will fall ...Read More

October 23, 2018

BTV Tasting Notes – Rapture & Wet Wookiee

Tasting notes on Dawson's Rapture Smoked Oatmeal Something and Wet Wookiee Barleywine.Read More

Tasting notes on Dawson's Rapture Smoked Oatmeal Something and Wet Wookiee Barleywine.Read More

October 23, 2018

Notes on a brewday: Jan Roten & Roten Jan

Incorporate it in succession into two different 5-gallon batches of Caribou Slobber brown ale - punched up with Brettanomyces and amplified with souring bacteria.Read More

Incorporate it in succession into two different 5-gallon batches of Caribou Slobber brown ale - pu...Read More

October 23, 2018

Mr. Keeler Goes to Madison

"We headed up stairs through the majestic and beautiful Wisconsin State Capital building and I found myself in a small board room, with WI representatives and Senators."Read More

"We headed up stairs through the majestic and beautiful Wisconsin State Capital building and I found myself in ...Read More

October 23, 2018

Notes on a Brewday: St. Edhar 8

Ah, the middle ages. What is it about monastic beers that's so evocative of older times? Read More

Ah, the middle ages. What is it about monastic beers that's so evocative of older times? Read More

October 23, 2018

BTV on the Radio

This video was shot back in May 2010 when Brewing TV was featured on the craft beer radio show "Beer O'Clock" hosted by Lisa Morrison aka The Beer Goddess.Read More

This video was shot back in May 2010 when Brewing TV was featured on the craft beer radio show "Beer O'Clock" hosted ...Read More

October 23, 2018

Clemifornia Commontine

Brewed by Chip Walton in Brewing TV - Episode 29.Read More

Brewed by Chip Walton in Brewing TV - Episode 29.Read More

October 23, 2018

Brewing TV; More from the Widmer Bros.

The Origin of Widmer Brothers American Hefeweizen, and the brothers' first account.Read More

The Origin of Widmer Brothers American Hefeweizen, and the brothers' first account.Read More

October 23, 2018

Brewing TV talks with John Palmer

Full-length Brewing TV interview with John Palmer, author of HOW TO BREW and co-author of BREWING CLASSIC STYLES.Read More

Full-length Brewing TV interview with John Palmer, author of HOW TO BREW and co-author of BREWING ...Read More

October 23, 2018

Brewing TV talks with Charlie Papazian

You saw small snippets from this interview in Brewing TV - Episode 08: NHC 2010, but Charlie had so much to say that we just had to post the entire interview.Read More

You saw small snippets from this interview in Brewing TV - Episode 08: NHC 2010, but Charlie had so much to say that ...Read More

October 23, 2018

Brewing TV interviews Gordon Strong

Brewing TV talks with BJCP President and style guidelines guru Gordon Strong. Read More

Brewing TV talks with BJCP President and style guidelines guru Gordon Strong. Read More

October 23, 2018

Dazed & Infused

Recently, I made a habanero-infused vodka. This isn’t an infusion for the weak of heart. It’s as hot and intense as it sounds.Read More

Recently, I made a habanero-infused vodka. This isn’t an infusion for the weak of heart. It’s as hot and intens...Read More

October 23, 2018

Notes on a Brewday: Eye of the Sun Winter Ale

If you've got a fridge with a temperature control or a reliable basement, make a deliriously hot day the event to brew your dark-of-winter ale.Read More

If you've got a fridge with a temperature control or a reliable basement, make a deliriously hot day the event ...Read More

October 23, 2018

Notes on a Brewday: John Ireland Blvd. Bitter

Budgeting for homebrew supplies is akin to running the books at a full-scale brewery.Read More

Budgeting for homebrew supplies is akin to running the books at a full-scale brewery.Read More

October 23, 2018

A Flashlight is one of the Most Important Brew Day Tools

This isn't something we think of as a brew house tool, but I can't say how often in a brew day I'll need to randomly retrieve old Flashy for one reason or another.Read More

This isn't something we think of as a brew house tool, but I can't say how often in a brew day I'll need to ran...Read More

October 23, 2018

Notes on a Brewday: Intergalactic Brain Rescue Pale Ale

A brain vacation into outer space, thanks to the heady, high-alpha tropical-fruit funk of Galaxy hops.Read More

A brain vacation into outer space, thanks to the heady, high-alpha tropical-fruit funk of Galaxy hops.Read More

October 23, 2018

Panadería Norteña – Making Bread with Beer

When life gives you lemons... make a shandy! When life gives you undercarbonated beer? Bake with it!Read More

When life gives you lemons... make a shandy! When life gives you undercarbonated beer? Bake with it!Read More

October 23, 2018

Update: Emma (and Emma’s Ale)

Thanks to you, the homebrewing community, together we have raised $8,000 in donations to the Children's Hospital of MN.Read More

Thanks to you, the homebrewing community, together we have raised $8,000 in donations to the Children's Hospita...Read More

October 23, 2018

Notes on a brewday: Warminster Standard

Warm bread-dough and caramel with appropriately subtle earthy, resiny, tobacco-like hop aromatics.Read More

Warm bread-dough and caramel with appropriately subtle earthy, resiny, tobacco-like hop aromatics.Read More

October 23, 2018

Why I am an AHA Member (and you should be too)

Make the investment, make sure your voice will be heard, make sure there will always be a great homebrewing scene in America.Read More

Make the investment, make sure your voice will be heard, make sure there will always be a great homebrewing sce...Read More

October 23, 2018

Beer Planet: Chicago

In the cocked-eyebrow, mischievous corner of my brain lives a dream scenario wherein I leave the Twin Cities on the edge of a whim, ready to ride the winds of the world.Read More

In the cocked-eyebrow, mischievous corner of my brain lives a dream scenario wherein I leave the Twin Cities on the e...Read More

October 23, 2018

Jake's Craft Brewers Conference 2011 Recap

Every time we attend a craft beer event, we run into old friends, make new ones, and re-establish that lineage.Read More

Every time we attend a craft beer event, we run into old friends, make new ones, and re-establish that lineage....Read More

October 23, 2018

Notes on a Brewday: Scum and Villainy IPA

German lager brewers historically applied (and still do apply) this kind of yeast-harvesting towards a different end: carbonating fermented beer.Read More

German lager brewers historically applied (and still do apply) this kind of yeast-harvesting towards a differen...Read More

October 23, 2018

Notes on a Brew Day: Helles VII

House beer: do you have one? A brew that you always keep on hand, or at least return to frequently?Read More

House beer: do you have one? A brew that you always keep on hand, or at least return to frequently?Read More

October 23, 2018

Short on Supply, High on Concepts

Tastes have become recipes. Those recipes have met practices on brewdays, and then found their way through the cell membranes of various yeasts, until the whole was poured into pint glasses. Read More

Tastes have become recipes. Those recipes have met practices on brewdays, and then found their way through the ...Read More

October 23, 2018

RECIPE: Kinderweisse Cheese Fondue

Serve with fresh fruits and cubes of day-old country bread.Read More

Serve with fresh fruits and cubes of day-old country bread.Read More

October 23, 2018

St. Patrick's Day

March seventeenth lays a feast upon Irish tables & a wellspring of firkins upon Irish pubs.Read More

March seventeenth lays a feast upon Irish tables & a wellspring of firkins upon Irish pubs.Read More

October 23, 2018

For your love

Good beer is one of my passions, and my wife shares a passion for good food and drink: so began a brew day with my wife.Read More

Good beer is one of my passions, and my wife shares a passion for good food and drink: so began a brew day with...Read More

October 23, 2018

Beer Engines: "All Aboard!"

Our authentic British beer engine is manufactured by Harry Masons. Comes with plastic nut, tail piece, compression washer, and drip tray. Read More

Our authentic British beer engine is manufactured by Harry Masons. Comes with plastic nut, tail piece, compress...Read More

October 23, 2018

Simplicity Makes the Best Beer and Dinner

The monk-brewers of some of the Trappist monasteries make what are, to my mind, some of the most jaw-dropping beers on the planet from elementally simple formulations.Read More

The monk-brewers of some of the Trappist monasteries make what are, to my mind, some of the most jaw-dropping b...Read More

October 23, 2018

Pump it!

A proper cask ale is ideally served between 54-56 degrees, which is cool, but not cold.Read More

A proper cask ale is ideally served between 54-56 degrees, which is cool, but not cold.Read More

October 23, 2018

New Year's Champagne Cake

Serve with a flute of good champagne (or match to whichever alcohol you used). Now, don't forget to start a batch of sparkling wine for use in next year's cake!Read More

Serve with a flute of good champagne (or match to whichever alcohol you used). Now, don't forget to start a bat...Read More

October 23, 2018

Bring Me A Beer

Anytime you see a beer delivery truck, honk out of respect for our beloved brethren.Read More

Anytime you see a beer delivery truck, honk out of respect for our beloved brethren.Read More

October 23, 2018

Brewday Diversions

Crossing things off the to-do list while getting a brewday in is great, but I'll also over commit myself at times, which can be risky when the beer is on a schedulRead More

Crossing things off the to-do list while getting a brewday in is great, but I'll also over commit myself at tim...Read More

October 23, 2018

NB MKE is 7 Dog Years old!

It's been one amazing year since Northern Brewer Milwaukee has opened and we hope you have enjoyed this past year as much as we have.Read More

It's been one amazing year since Northern Brewer Milwaukee has opened and we hope you have enjoyed this past ye...Read More

October 23, 2018

Seared Strip Steak with Beer Braised Greens and Nut Brown Reduction

This dish pairs naturally with brown and Scottish ales – don't feel afraid to pair a bold red wine like Cabernet or Syrah either. Read More

This dish pairs naturally with brown and Scottish ales – don't feel afraid to pair a bold red wine like Caberne...Read More

October 23, 2018

Product Review: Cellarmanship

"Cellarmanship" is nice addition to any beer geek library and is small enough that it can fit into your back pocket for daily reference for those in the industry.Read More

"Cellarmanship" is nice addition to any beer geek library and is small enough that it can fit into your back pocket f...Read More

October 23, 2018

Notes on a Brewday: Hopbursted Clustercream

Does everything happen for a reason? Does every batch of homemade beer have something to teach us, as brewers and as people?Read More

Does everything happen for a reason? Does every batch of homemade beer have something to teach us, as brewers a...Read More

October 23, 2018

Brewing to the occasion

Spring-run beers reflect a certain amount of cabin fever -- or shack nasties, depending on where you hang your waders in the off-season.Read More

Spring-run beers reflect a certain amount of cabin fever -- or shack nasties, depending on where you hang your ...Read More

October 23, 2018

Steamed Mussels with Saffron-Dubbel Broth

The dish naturally pairs well with Belgian ales, especially dubbels and tripels, or perhaps a geuze.Read More

The dish naturally pairs well with Belgian ales, especially dubbels and tripels, or perhaps a geuze.Read More

October 23, 2018

NeoBritannia rocks the wort

The yeast makes this incredibly soft and round, with a pronounced nuttiness that I think a lot of people are constantly searching for in their Nut Browns.Read More

The yeast makes this incredibly soft and round, with a pronounced nuttiness that I think a lot of people are co...Read More

October 23, 2018

Take it outside!

Oddly, procrastination of the most reeking grade also held a last glimpse of a spring season's worth of great pints.Read More

Oddly, procrastination of the most reeking grade also held a last glimpse of a spring season's worth of great p...Read More

October 23, 2018

Chip's Vlog: Coolin' Out with Chizzer Wizzer

Recipe concoction: Chizzer Wizzer Belgo-American Brown, or a Chuzzer Wuzzer Belgo-American Pale.Read More

Recipe concoction: Chizzer Wizzer Belgo-American Brown, or a Chuzzer Wuzzer Belgo-American Pale.Read More

October 23, 2018

Notes on a Brewday: Saison Regalitarian

This is a winner of a mash schedule, and a real good recipe to boot.Read More

This is a winner of a mash schedule, and a real good recipe to boot.Read More

October 23, 2018

Beer and Your Body: The Beer Goggle Effect

Although heavier drinking can lead to temporary strabismus and amblyopia, it is still unnclear whether alcohol has a direct effect on the optic nerve.Read More

Although heavier drinking can lead to temporary strabismus and amblyopia, it is still unnclear whether alcohol ...Read More

October 23, 2018

Gasto Non Grata roll call

If you can brew beer next to a stage at a show, you can brew beer pretty much anywhere.Read More

If you can brew beer next to a stage at a show, you can brew beer pretty much anywhere.Read More

October 23, 2018

Beer Waffles

Here's a twist on a hair-of-the-dog theory, add a bottle of your favorite homebrew to this quick and easy waffle batter for a nice twist on an old favorite.Read More

Here's a twist on a hair-of-the-dog theory, add a bottle of your favorite homebrew to this quick and easy waffle batt...Read More

October 23, 2018

Big Brew Day 2010

Northern Brewer folks gave their brand new Top Tier stand a run-through with 30 gallons of Oktoberfest.Read More

Northern Brewer folks gave their brand new Top Tier stand a run-through with 30 gallons of Oktoberfest.Read More

October 23, 2018

Cooking with the Belgians

If you have any interest in cooking insanely delicious Belgian-style food, you really should locate a copy of this cook book.Read More

If you have any interest in cooking insanely delicious Belgian-style food, you really should locate a copy of t...Read More

October 23, 2018

Sparking Spring Sima for Vappu (May Day)

Sima is a May Day drink, but can be enjoyed throughout the spring and summer.Read More

Sima is a May Day drink, but can be enjoyed throughout the spring and summer.Read More

October 23, 2018

Why beer tastes so good with food

As the long summer days of grilling and enjoying your hard labors of spring brewing approach, here's a little food for thought.Read More

As the long summer days of grilling and enjoying your hard labors of spring brewing approach, here's a little f...Read More

October 23, 2018

Notes on a Brew Day: AK-747 Pale Mild

A beguiling complex of wildflower honey, biscuits, fresh bread, and a striking but not unpleasant waft of sulfur you'd normally expect to find in a pale European lager.Read More

A beguiling complex of wildflower honey, biscuits, fresh bread, and a striking but not unpleasant waft of sulfu...Read More

October 23, 2018

Hunter S. Thompson on Homebrewing

Few may realize that Thompson was, in fact, a homebrewer for a time, and a very early homebrewer at that.Read More

Few may realize that Thompson was, in fact, a homebrewer for a time, and a very early homebrewer at that.Read More

October 23, 2018

Mmmm…… pork……..mmmm…… beer….

I love food, and I love beer, and as a homebrewer I love to incorporate my homebrew into my food.Read More

I love food, and I love beer, and as a homebrewer I love to incorporate my homebrew i...Read More

October 23, 2018

Lawnmowers and Weddings.

Summer is just around the corner, which means that the season for weddings and lawnmower beers is also around the corner.Read More

Summer is just around the corner, which means that the season for weddings and lawnmower beers is also around t...Read More

October 23, 2018

NHC? What's that?

The NHC is put on by the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) and local organizers (read: homebrew clubs). Read More

The NHC is put on by the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) and local organizers (read: homebrew clubs). Read More

October 23, 2018

Something to try- Fish in Rolled oats

A light breakfast stout or potentially a classic English nut brown would make a tremendous pairing with this flavorful coating.Read More

A light breakfast stout or potentially a classic English nut brown would make a tremendous pairing with this fl...Read More

October 23, 2018

NB brews w/ MNHS ‘n GNG @ FC

History + beer fondue + brewing = fantastic.  Cheers to all involved. Read More

History + beer fondue + brewing = fantastic.  Cheers to all involved. Read More

October 23, 2018

Five things made better by homebrewing

Cornbread, fishing, art, and more! Beer makes everything better.Read More

Cornbread, fishing, art, and more! Beer makes everything better.Read More

October 23, 2018

Beer Planet Travelog: Bamberg

All of the famous and not-so-famous beer styles of Bavaria can be found and enjoyed here, but Bamberg's claim to fame is its Rauchbier.Read More

All of the famous and not-so-famous beer styles of Bavaria can be found and enjoyed here, but Bamberg's claim t...Read More

October 23, 2018

Which Beer to Drink with Each Classic State Fair Food

Why do we go to the State Fair? To eat all of the delicious things. Why else do we go to the State Fair? To drink beer. Read More

Why do we go to the State Fair? To eat all of the delicious things. Why else do we go to the State Fair? To dri...Read More

October 23, 2018

5 Game Day Food and Beer Pairings That Win Every Time

For some, the big game will end in joyous uproar at the victory of their chosen team. For others... not so much. The good news? Beer and snacks never lose. Read More

For some, the big game will end in joyous uproar at the victory of their chosen team. For others... not so much...Read More

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