Brewing on Good Eats

Alton Brown does beer! I caught the homebrewing episode of my favorite cooking show, Good Eats, this evening (which is kind of timely, I was wondering recently if there was one), and I thought it was pretty good, except for a couple of technical mistakes. First, he mashed the crystal … Continue reading

Innovative brewing

Innovation in brewing: here’s an interesting article on about a guy in Germany who has come up with a new way to brew beer. [The brewing] process is traditionally an uncontrolled one in which the yeast "free floats." "You throw the yeast into the vessel and say, ‘Now go … Continue reading

Pumpkin Ale Recipe

Perfect for the season, this is a favorite beer of mine to brew this time of year, and it’s always good. This is mostly an extract-based pumpkin ale recipe, though there is a short mash/rest with the pumpkin and malt. Use this recipe as-is, or as a basis for experimentation. … Continue reading


Oktoberfest is already over this year, but it’s still a good topic to blog about because someone at work was asking why it’s over since we’re still in the first half of October. The timing of Oktoberfest is dependent upon the first Sunday in October: it always starts in mid-September, … Continue reading

Oggi’s Pizza and Brewing Company

While in San Diego we had dinner one night at Oggi’s Pizza & Brewing Company in Mission Valley. Actually, we had dinner two nights: the first time we had take-out pizza at my brother’s place, and it was quite good. Some of the best pizza around, or so we were … Continue reading

Great American Beer Festival 2004

The 2004 Great American Beer Festival took place last week, from September 30 through October 2. One of these days, I just have to go to this. This year, they had a record-breaking 28,000 attendees. The three-day event brought a record number of beer connoisseurs from around the world to … Continue reading

Newport Microbrew Festival

I wish I’d know of this sooner: the Newport Microbrew Festival is going on this weekend in Newport, Oregon, at the Rogue Ales Brewery. Admission is $8, including a free mug, and will feature beer (duh!) from 20 breweries, food, arts and crafts, live entertainment, and a homebrew competition.

The Relaunch

Welcome to the relaunch of The Brew Site as a blog! When I originally started this site, I had a grand plan to build it into the premier site and directory for beer and brewing-related information online; however, real life intruded and I never properly had the time to implement … Continue reading

July is American Beer Month

July is American Beer Month! The website has it all: events, featured beer styles, sponsors, contests. July is American Beer Month, a time when every American should celebrate the season by exploring the wonderful flavors of American Beer. No matter what kind of beer you like, there’s one that’s perfect … Continue reading

Review of Standing Stone Brewing

A review of the Standing Stone Brewing Company in Ashland, Oregon appeared today online here on Let’s talk about the beer for a minute. The small batches, ten barrels at a time, are handcrafted at the brewery. There are stainless steel tanks and some equipment at the front of … Continue reading