The thermometer begins to plummet, like a clock ticking down the moments to the end of things. Time’s arrow is loose.
On Imperial Russian Stouts, art, truth and mystery.
Sometimes it is good to get back to basics.
After a Cherry Wheat Beer fails to carbonate, I set it off in two new, and radically different directions.
As the summer lion overcomes the winter bull, the brewer turns his mind to the joyful high time of the year.
One of my Pursuit of Abbeyness XII brew-day posts received a spike of traffic from the Homebrew Talk forum. I went and eavesdropped on the discussion.
My first attempt at a fruit beer had me grappling with a mathematical formula and a lot of questions.
If you stumble blindly and incompetently into your brewing masterpiece, will you ever be able to revisit that triumph?
A coffee-bean stout saw me put two new bits of kit from Speidel to work: the Kellermeister conical fermenter and the Braumeister stainless steel wort chiller.
An encounter with Mark Tranter, founder of the Saison-specialist Burning Sky Brewery, coincides with a homebrewed Grisette, inspiring some reflections on these rough-and-ready, Belgian workers’ ales.