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  • The RIS Strikes Again

    For whatever the reason, this Russian Imperial Stout recipe has caused me consistent pain and suffering. I boiled it over in December 2012 while drinking a growler of too strong beer. Okay, maybe that was my fault. I brewed it again in January 2013. I spent the rest of the year trying/fighting (unsuccessfully) to lower…

  • First Beer Competition

    I entered my first beer competition today. I registered my Spiced Winter Ale and the Russian Imperial Stout that I fought with most of last year. I’m thinking about entering a third but that will depend on how it tastes tomorrow as I bottle it. I’ll post the score sheets once I get them. Unfortunately…

  • Excellent Job Breweries!

    According to the Brewers Association, there are 2,722 breweries at the end of 2013 with another 1,744 in planning. http://www.brewersassociation.org/pages/community/ba-blog/show?title=us-brewery-number-climbs-over-2700 Pretty amazing that there were still even more breweries in 1870 though back then there was no AB/InBev and MillerCoors.

  • ‘Tis the Season

    Alright craft beer friends, we are now upon one of the best times of the year…getting ready for the releases of Hopslam and Pliny the Younger. See below for release information. Hopslam It will start shipping to areas in Michigan the week of Jan. 6. It will begin shipping to Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota,…

  • Happy 2014!

    Here’s to a new year hopefully filled with great homebrew and great BBQ. More to come soon.