AND AWAY WE GO

Now it’s time to get started on your first extract kit. This post will cover how to get started and brew, and my next two posts will cover fermentation and bottling.  One of my personal favorite “starter” kits is Northern Brewers’ Breakfast Stout kit — it’s relatively inexpensive, and you get a great beer that’s […]

THE ALEHEADS ARE COMING TO PHILADELPHIA; WHICH ALEHOUSES MERIT MUST-DRINK STATUS?

Each year The Aleheads shuffle off modernity’s mortal coil and descend upon an unsuspecting metropolis to imbibe the best beers we can find, scampering about and pillaging the environs like Prawns through the streets of Johannesburg. This year the lucky host city is Philadelphia, and through not-all-that extensive research we’ve narrowed down some Alehouses we’d like to visit. If you read our site, you’ll know we are for the most part insufferably douchey beer snobs with a penchant for complex and hoppy brews. If not, please see previous sentence when formulating recommendations.

So how about our list? What are we missing? Any we should skip?

BACK TO BASICS

OK, so you bought the deluxe starter kit and you’re ready to begin homebrewing.  You’ve convinced your wife that it’s a good idea to make a mess in the kitchen.  Where do you go from here? What type of ingredient kit should you get? How do you go from water, grains, hops, and yeast to […]