Tag: Gruit

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Greeting Cards and Gruits? Beer Holidays Seek a Place on the Calendar History & Culture by

From April’s Saison Day to National Lager Day in December, there’s a beer-centric holiday to celebrate just about every month. But do they make an impact?

Looking to the Past for Inspiration, Brewers Gravitate to Gruit News by

Breweries around the globe are bucking the hazy, hoppy trend by devoting at least some of their energies to Gruit, a medieval ale made with a variety of botanicals. Although small, the worldwide movement to bring more attention to it has gained steam, and is recognized with International Gruit Day.

Against All Hops: Techniques and Philosophy for Creating Extraordinary Botanical Beers Shelf Talker by

Whether you’re a brewer with dirt under your fingernails or rubber gloves on your hands, this book from the owner of Earth Eagle Brewings will inspire you to think beyond the bines.

Tree Beer: Brewing with Wafer Ash Behind the Bines by

Taking a cue from resourceful homebrewers in the past, Jester King Brewery tries replacing hops with the bitter fruit of the wafer ash tree.

Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company: Keeping It in the Family From the Source by

The five-employee, family-run Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company began making beer in 2006. Since then, the company has grown to approximately 160 employees—about 40 percent of whom have a friend or family connection.

Bubbling to the Top: The Rise of Hard Root Beers The Business of Beer by

Buoyed by the meteoric rise of Not Your Father’s Root Beer, 2015 has undoubtedly brought us the Summer of Botanical Beer. But where will it all end? Or will it?

Kuit History by the Glass by

I was a little surprised to see that the Brewers Association had added Dutch Kuit to their style guidelines. It’s a pretty obscure style, even in Holland.

Online Aid For A Hopless Situation Innovation by

There’s no shortage of talk about the impending hops deficit these days, leaving many beer fans and brewers thinking bitter thoughts at best. Fortunately, the internet holds many resources for brewers of all skills—from the fledgling homebrewer to the seasoned pro.

It Costs How Much? How to Brace for the Hopocalypse BYOB by

For once, agriculture, international economics and the success of American microbrewers reaches down and affects us poor amateurs.

The Beer Hall of Shame, Gruits and Preservatives Ask the Beer Geek by

The Beer Hall of Shame; where are the gruits; help for a burned-out palate; and beer’s natural preservatives.