HomebrewingBeware botulism in your prison hooch

I get a fair number of emails these days related to beer and alcohol, many of which are press releases of various types, but occasionally one arrives that’s offbeat and interesting. Case in point: a pointer to this article on Botulism from Drinking Pruno from the US National Library of Medicine. I … Continue reading

Blight Pumpkin Ale (Elysian 12 Beers of the Apocalypse)

Of course the October beer in Elysian Brewing‘s 12 Beers of the Apocalypse series is going to be a pumpkin beer—but because it’s part of this year-long series of unique beers leading up to the end of the Mayan long count calendar (which some are calling the Mayan apocalypse), it’s … Continue reading

Apocalypse Beer: How to Ferment Anything

Did that catch your attention? Good! Understanding fermentation is a key component to making beer (indeed, any alcohol) but it turns out, the formula for fermentation is really pretty simple: Water + Sugar + Yeast = Alcohol You might think that the yeast is the biggest unknown here, but in … Continue reading

Apocalypse Beer: Your first brew

In many homebrewing books there is often an early chapter that covers the very basics of brewing your first batch of beer, guiding you through the process and fully explaining each step. That’s what this is: a step-by-step guide to brewing your first batch of Apocalypse Beer, starting with the simplest … Continue reading

Nibiru Yerba Maté Tripel (Elysian 12 Beers of the Apocalypse)

At the beginning of the year Seattle’s Elysian Brewing announced a unique series of “apocalypse beers” to be released each month on the 21st leading up to December 21st—the end of the Mayan long count calendar and long heralded as the end of the world by that reckoning (the so-called … Continue reading

Zombie Apocalypse beer brewing event (which I missed)

I wish I had known about this event sooner. And been in Durham, NC, to have attended. Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse: Beer Brewing Friday, February 10, 2012 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM (ET) Durham, NC Beer is an important food group for most college students, so knowing how to … Continue reading

Apocalypse Beer: Which apocalypse?

Before we can get down to the “how-tos” of brewing beer in this new world, it would be helpful to examine a few of these apocalyptic scenarios to get a feel of what we’re up against and to determine how likely it is we’ll be able to brew in each case.

Apocalypse Beer

Introducing Apocalypse Beer, and how to brew it: The first guide to brewing beer after the world has ended.