Category Archives: Apocalypse Beer

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 also a pumpkin beer with a twist: brewed with brown sugar and “fiery Vietnamese cinnamon” along with the pumpkin. Blight Pumpkin Ale beer comes in … 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 reality wild yeasts are abundant in nature and many fruits by themselves have an abundance of yeast naturally present on them that will start fermentation … 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 possible recipe: Sugar Beer. While the essence of fermentation is in fact the conversion of all kinds of sugars into alcohol by yeast, in this … 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 “Mayan Apocalypse”). In addition, this series is also a collaboration with Fantagraphics Books to produce the label art, taken from Charles Burns’ work “Black Hole.” … 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 make your own if things go south is essential. Learn about the basics of homebrewing in this hands-on workshop. Hosted by Duke Campus Farm: The … Continue reading →