In order to truly appreciate beer, you first have to learn how it’s made. And there’s no better way of getting to the heart of the malt-matter than by diving head-first into the addictive world of home-brewing. Doc and The Professor review the basics with Brother Barley in this two-part Maltercation (Part 2 will be up in a couple of days). The trio also simultaneously samples some suds as they crack into Sam Adams 2009 Longshot brews and offer up some tasting notes.*
*Longshot is Sam’s home-brewing competition where the winners get their submissions scaled up for commercial sale.