I used to cleave to the old Groucho Marx adage, “I’d never join a club that would have someone like me as a member.” But that was before I found out about homebrew clubs, which are, by and large, the most welcoming organizations on earth.
Brewing Features - Full Pints January 1, 2007 - Randy Mosher
The holidays are upon us, the pilsners and margarita mix are put away and the search is on for something truly festive. Holiday ales are nice, and so is a nip of something spirituous, like a well-aged rum. But nice as these are, they don’t have the drama of something rich and creamy, topped with... View Article
Brewing - Brewing Features - Full Pints - Live Beer March 1, 2006 - Gregg Glaser
There’s a section of the craft beer business that flies beneath the radar. Well, almost beneath. In their home markets, these breweries are well known and selling a great deal of beer—good beer. Despite that, they are still “lurking in the shadows; almost invisible,” as described by Gary Bogoff of Berkshire Brewing (South Deerfield, MA),... View Article
Brewing - Brewing Features - Full Pints - Live Beer March 1, 2006 - K. Florian Klemp
It all began with a beer and a question. It was late Friday afternoon and the AAB crew was winding down around the conference table. The brew was flowing, and it was soon time for Round Two. One of us raised the eternal question: which beer to sample next?
Brewing Features - Full Pints September 1, 2003 - Randy Mosher
I was talking to one of our newer brew club members a few weeks ago. He and his pals have been brewing like crazy fools (in the good sense), and they’ve really been trying to upgrade their beers in terms of recipes and techniques. For the most part, they’re making headway. But a taste of... View Article
Brewing Features - Full Pints The Magic of Yeast March 1, 2003 - Julie Johnson Bradford
If yeast didn’t exist, Douglas Adams would have had to invent it. Among a host of imaginary species, the author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy created the babelfish, a creature that feeds on the soundwaves of one language and excretes the soundwaves of a different language. The interplanetary traveler slips a tiny babelfish... View Article