Most discussions about hops naturally include bitterness. As well as hop oils, lupulin glands within the cone contain hard and soft resins and polyphenols. The soft resins include alpha acids and beta acids, both of which contribute to bitterness, with isomerized alpha acids (iso-alpha acids), converted during wort boiling, the primary source. In fact, there... View Article
Brewing Features - Full Pints Exploring the History and Mystery of Flavor Hops May 1, 2013 - Stan Hieronymus
Writing a manual on hops in 1877, British agricultural authority P.L. Simmonds praised those grown around the town of Spalt in Bavaria. “The products are of a high reputation, and are the Chateau Lafitte, the Clos de Vougent, and the Johannisberg, as it were, of hops of continental growths,” he wrote. He didn’t offer a... View Article
What's Brewing April 3, 2013 - Staff
DURANGO, CO—Ska Brewing Co. today announced the annual release of Mexican Logger, its seasonal Mexican-style lager. The namesake beer of the Mexican Logger Superhero Carlos Javier—from Ska’s original comic book story and business plan—will hit shelves, decks and patios in Colorado and around the country on April 17.
New on the Shelves March 1, 2013 - Staff
PORTLAND, OR—Widmer Brothers Brewing teamed up with a soccer fan club to brew a limited-edition beer honoring the Portland Timbers of Major League Soccer.
New on the Shelves February 11, 2013 - Win Bassett
Ft. Collins, Colo., February 11, 2013 – New Belgium Brewing, maker of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a wide variety of award-winning beers, continues its imaginative exploration of IPAs with its latest release – Rampant Imperial IPA. Rampant brings a happily bitter beer to New Belgium’s year-round portfolio, which also includes Ranger IPA and Shift.
What's Brewing January 17, 2013 - Win Bassett
(Somerdale, NJ) – In early February, New Jersey’s largest craft brewery, Flying Fish Brewing Company (900 Kennedy Boulevard, 856-504-3442), will debut Forever Unloved (F. U.) Sandy, a hybrid wheat-pale ale, with 100% of proceeds going to New Jersey victims of 2012’s Superstorm Sandy. Founder Gene Muller and many Flying Fish employees are proud NJ residents, and they... View Article
What's Brewing January 16, 2013 - Win Bassett
LONGMONT, Colo. – A true Colorado Collaboration: Drink Oskar Blues Brews in the “I Love Beer Tour” at all Colorado Old Chicago locations and earn a chance to win a pair of Colorado born, custom Icelantic Skis.
New on the Shelves January 15, 2013 - Win Bassett
PORTLAND, Ore. – The second batch of Fantasia has been resting in the brewery cellar since October and will be available in the tasting room January 18th. The beer is a barrel fermented blend of six oak casks (down from 8 barrels in 2012) that used a different variety of peaches than the first vintage,... View Article