Monthly Archives: February 2010

The Beer Hacker: Brewing on the cheap: Revising estimates

Returning to the series of articles about the economic impact of homebrewing, we re-examine previous cost estimates based on new information. When I started this series, hops at the local Brew Shop were selling for $5 to $6.50 per two-ounces of whole flowers, and that was what the various estimates were based on. Since then, the price of whole hops has dropped to $3.25 to $3.95 per two-ounce package, so here I present some updated … Continue reading →

The next Session: The Good Stuff

Next month, March 5th, is The Session’s third birthday: that’s right, three years ago March, the first Session stormed the internet on the topic of Stouts—“Not your father’s Irish Stout,” as suggested by Stan (who also came up with the idea of The Session). So it’s entirely appropriate that March’s theme—brought to us by SirRon of The Ferm—is “When to Drink the Good Stuff“: Finding a drinking occasion that lives up to the reputation of … Continue reading →

Received: Jubel 2010

This came today: Deschutes Brewery‘s newest Reserve Series beer, Jubel 2010 (“Once a Decade Ale”) and a goblet—which is identical to the goblets they were handing out during their Release Party Friday night (I picked up one of those as well, so now I have two). Incidentally, I can say that Jubel is big and plummy and sweet and sticky, hiding its 10% alcohol really well. But I’ll do a more detailed review soon, from … Continue reading →

Need last-minute Super Bowl beer?

Follow my suggestions in my Hop Press article yesterday. There’s still time to run out to your nearest bottle shop (or boutique grocery, or wherever sells craft beer in your area) and stock up.

The Session #36: Cask-Conditioned Beer

It’s the first Friday of the month again, and that means it’s time for “Beer Blogging Friday”—AKA The Session, the monthly collaboration of beer bloggers across the world to write about a common topic. All the participating blog posts will then be gathered and summarized by the host for the month (who is also the one who got to pick the theme and set any ground rules). This month’s topic is brought to us by … Continue reading →