Homebrew

3 Rules in Search of Galway Pradesh Stout

It’s a hard life, creating a universe. When your wee world has a beer so rich and vibrant that it’s a character all its own, you have to find out what that beer is like in real life. With my work, homebrewing meets fantasy fiction, and there are 3 rules for searching out one beer … Read More

The Solvent in the Glass: 5 Mistakes of a Homebrew Disaster

Weizenbock, I Hardly Knew You In 2007, I took up homebrewing. In 2013, after dozens of successful (or at least drinkable) homebrews, I threw out my first batch. But as I watched 5 gallons of should-have-been beer disappear down the kitchen drain, tears on my face from failure and solventy fumes, I learned my lesson. … Read More

Eugene Craft Beer Roundup: Learn to Homebrew Day, Agrarian Harvest Halloween, Heater Allen Brewing Pause

Oct. 30, 2013, Eugene Craft Beer Roundup Learn to Homebrew Day at Oakshire Public House, Nov. 2 Have you ever wanted to learn to homebrew? On Sat., Nov. 2, head to the Oakshire Public House for National Learn to Homebrew Day! Homebrewers from the Cascade Brewers Society will demonstrate homebrewing, different recipes and equipment from … Read More

7 Reasons to Bottle Your Next Batch of Homebrew

In Defense of Bottling: New Homebrew Article In addition to my usual craft beer writing, I also like to write about homebrewing (and am an avid homebrewer). Here is a recent article on bottling homebrew: Mention bottling to any given group of homebrewers, and you may hear a lot of “I hate bottling” grumbling. And … Read More

Eugene Craft Beer Roundup: New Oakshire Cans, Licks & Drinks, Bier Stein, Homebrew Club

Oct. 23, 2013, Eugene Craft Beer Roundup Oakshire Now Canning More Beers, Celebrate Oct. 23 & 24 So a while back, Oakshire began canning their beers. First up was their flagship Watershed IPA. Now Oakshire (finally) is canning their Original Amber Ale and Overcast Espresso Stout too. Distribution of the 12-oz./6-pack cans began on Oct. … Read More

Craft Beer & Homebrew Articles

When it comes to craft beer and homebrew, I bring expertise, experience and passion to every assignment, no matter the topic or length. Lead Features & Cover Stories The Hottest Coolest Cooler Around, p. 12, Oregon Beer Growler, October 2015 edition Infographic: Tip-top taps – Tastings – The Register-Guard – Eugene, Oregon Tapped into technology … Read More

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