Monthly Archives: September 2012

Big hops homebrew

I’ve been doing a good amount of homebrewing lately—three batches within a week of each other—and while some of that brewing is earmarked for specific purposes (helping some people out), I brewed up a big batch of beer for myself this past weekend: an insanely-hopped Imperial Red Ale. The idea was this: I have this accumulating collection of hops that keeps going into my freezer each year, between a small amount I harvest from my … Continue reading →

Oktoberfest officially starts today

Today is the official start of Oktoberfest which also happens to coincide with the first day of Autumn—I guess that means it’s also time to start officially drinking the harvest beers! (Of course we all have already, but who’s counting?) Oktoberfest runs from September 22 through October 7 this year, and the official Munich Oktoberfest celebration—the 179th—is expecting a mind-boggling seven million visitors during these next two weeks. When you consider that amount of people … Continue reading →