Short Pours is our way of publishing articles about brewing today. Our staff of brewmasters are always experimenting, researching, and coming up with great ideas that they want to share with you.

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Short Pour – Brew Ideas for a Lazy Sunday

Now that the weather is finally warming up over here at Northern Brewer HQ, it’s time to invite some friends over for the 3 B’s of summer: Beer, BBQ, Brew Day.

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Short Pour – Get in Gear for Summer Beer

Summer is right around the corner and if you’re like me, you’re looking forward to moving your indoor brew house outside. 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.

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Short Pour – Northern Brewer Partners with Pints for Prostates

Raise your 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 with Homebrew Strong — a new beer kit that combines Northern Brewer’s customary Belgian Golden Strong Ale with the powerful antioxidant properties of green tea.

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Short Pour – Water Chemistry Part 1 of 2 | The Basics

Last week I spoke to a customer excited to embrace his inner brewer and create his own recipes. He had carefully calculated his base and specialty malts, researched alpha acids and aroma characteristics and even sought out just the right yeast to tie everything together.

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Short Pour – St. Patrick’s Day: There’s always room for some good Beoir Bhaile

Last week I spoke to a customer excited to embrace his inner brewer and create his own recipes. He had carefully calculated his base and specialty malts, researched alpha acids and aroma characteristics and even sought out just the right yeast to tie everything together.

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Short Pour – Hops: Getting to the Root of Brewing | Part 2 of 3

Northern Brewer sells hops in the form of a rhizome. Rhizomes are used versus seeds to guarantee you are only growing a female plant. Male hops do not form flavorful cones and will ruin your crop by producing seeds on your female plants rendering them unusable.

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Short Pour – Hops: Getting to the Root of Brewing | Part 1 of 3

Hops come in an industry stable form, nicely pelletized, vacuum sealed on nitrogen and include the alpha and beta acid levels right on the package. There are over 70 varieties of hops in a climate controlled freezer at Northern Brewer just waiting to be purchased.

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Short Pour – The Need for Mead

Considered the grandparent of fermented beverages, Mead and its offshoots have been around almost as long as recorded history.

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Short Pour – Draught Systems: The Perfect Balance

Every homebrewer dreams of the day when they can kiss bottling goodbye. Upgrading to a kegging system says a lot about you. You like control. Quality. You’re committed. So when you pour your hard earned cash into a draught system, foam is no longer acceptable.

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Short Pour – Making Hard Cider

Apple harvest season is fast approaching. It’s a favorite time of year for myself not only for the numerous varieties of apples available at the grocery store but also the abundance of fresh pressed cider.