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How to make Pumpkin “Barleywine”

How to make Pumpkin “Barleywine”

Technically, it is still summer. But based on the beer shelves full of pumpkin beers, breweries would have us believe fall came weeks ago. Love it or hate it, pumpkin beer is here. It seems from twitter and other social media that people have some […]

Adventures in Home-brewed Fruit Beers

Adventures in Home-brewed Fruit Beers

With temps well into the eighties (and even nineties by us!), I think it’s safe to say it’s summer: the season for refreshing fruit beer! Of course, fruit beers can be enjoyed year round, but I find that a nice light bodied, crisp beer with a […]

The trials and tribulations of growing hops {+ my March fave}

The trials and tribulations of growing hops {+ my March fave}

Look what came in the mail!!! Some of you are like, um, wtf is that? Hop rhizomes people!!! It is officially hop planting season. Last year was the first year we planted hops. We opted for three varieties: the very popular Cascade, Nugget, and Golding […]