Monthly Archives: April 2005

One book every homebrewer should have

That book, of course, is Homebrewing, Volume 1 by Al Korzonas. It’s excellent. It focuses on beginning and intermediate homebrewing, and it’s packed with tons of info. It’s also got a great troubleshooting section which most other books lack. I’ve always wondered if there was going to be a "volume 2," but it’s been nearly eight years since it was published, so who knows. At any rate, this is definitely one homebrewing book (if not … Continue reading →

More on gluten free beer

Following up to my Gluten Free Beer post the other day, BellaOnline has a better article on the topic. Not only does the article go into more detail on the alternative grains one can use to brew gluten free beer, but there’s also a much better list of brewers and beers. The most common substitutions for gluten-rich grains are: buckwheat and sorghum; rice, maize, corn, and sunflower; amaranth, flax, millet, quinoa, teff, wild rice, soybean, … Continue reading →

Review of Steelhead Brewing

Found this review of Steelhead Brewing Company (Eugene, Oregon). I can’t say for sure, but I think we might have been there, once—we went to one of the microbreweries in Eugene some years ago, and I can’t exactly recall which one. Steelhead has at least four regular ales on tap at all times: Hairy Weasel Hefeweizen, Barracuda Blonde, Raging Rhino Red — which won the gold at the Great American Beer Festival in 1991 — … Continue reading →

Blooms and Brews festival

The first "Blooms and Brews" beer festival is coming up April 22 and 23 at the Oregon Garden. Where’s the Oregon Garden? In Silverton, east of Salem (don’t worry, I had to look it up too). The inaugural Blooms and Brews Craft Beer Festival is April 22-23, and organizers hope the combination will become a destination event in future years as well as raise money to market the Garden. "This is the start of a … Continue reading →

Gluten Free Beer

This press release on BeerAdvocate is interesting: The 9th Annual Amber Waves of Grain Homebrewed Beer Competition is looking for beers made with some very special ingredients. This year’s competition has added a special brewing style called "Category 99 – Gluten Free Brewing". This category, sponsored by Bard’s Tale Beer, provides a very unique challenge to beer brewers because most of the traditional brewing grains cannot be used…. Bard’s Tale Beer stems from the efforts … Continue reading →