The Cranberry Lifecycle, Part II: The Tasting

Posted on January 27th, 2011

And so the weeks went past and the waiting grew to be almost too much to bare, but at long last, the Crandaddy Braggot was ready to drink! As you may or may not recall my good friend Kyle and I brewed up a cranberry braggot from the book “Extreme Brewing” by Sam Calagione recently. The brew fermented for almost a month and then was bottled and left to condition and carbonate for two weeks. The results were surprising.

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The Cranberry Lifecycle

Posted on January 6th, 2011

As we all know by now the secret to a good winter  is a beer with more robust flavors, aged notes, and plenty of ABV to keep us feeling warm. So in keeping with the winter spirit, my roommate and I decided to brew up something unique and sweet for the coming winter storm.  Straight out of the book “Extreme Brewing” by Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head fame, we attempted to brew the “Crandaddy Braggot”, which, if you can’t deduce from the title, is a braggot.

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Five Reasons You Should Homebrew

Posted on December 1st, 2009

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Craft beer isn’t the only thing people are drinking more and more of in America; homebrewing is also gaining in popularity. This shouldn’t come as a surprise as craft beer and homebrewing have always been closely associated. In fact, many of America’s biggest craft brewers started out as homebrewers. With so much great beer out there, some may ask why you’d want to bother with brewing in your kitchen. Here are a few reasons why you should give homebrewing a try.

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