SOONER STATE CRAFT BEER SUMMIT

SOONER STATE CRAFT BEER SUMMIT

Sooner State Craft Beer Summit The annual Oklahoma Craft Beer Summit took place for its second time last weekend, August 4th-5th, in Oklahoma City. The summit was first held in 2016 to attract the attention of lawmakers in order to promote legal changes to Oklahoma’s...
WHAT IS TANK PASSIVATION?

WHAT IS TANK PASSIVATION?

As more Breweries open across the US, it’s important to take a step back and make sure new and even more seasoned brewers understand the basic principles of tank passivation and the differences in the various methods. When new tanks arrive they are often shipped from...
TERI DOWN UNDER

TERI DOWN UNDER

GWM’s Malt Innovation Center Manager, Teri Fahrendorf, was invited to Australia to judge the Australia Independent Beer Awards, speak at AUS IBA BrewCon about Specialty Malts, serve on the Brewers vs. Growers Panel at IBA BrewCon, collab-brew with CryerMalt customer...
HAVE MALT, WILL TRAVEL

HAVE MALT, WILL TRAVEL

I travel for work. I travel a lot. Over the last 20 plus years, I’ve logged several million air miles and have been incredibly fortunate to have been able to visit many of the world’s old-school brewing meccas, including Pilsen, Munich, London, and Brussels to name...
EMBRACING THE PASTRY-ARCHY

EMBRACING THE PASTRY-ARCHY

Pastry stouts have become commonplace in many markets across the world. Brewers have begun to expand on flavors to create dessert like beers—taking stouts to a different level. Flavors such as vanilla, chocolate, maple, cinnamon, coffee, strawberry, and coconut are a...
CASK CONDITIONED BEER – THE NEXT BIG THING

CASK CONDITIONED BEER – THE NEXT BIG THING

So, you’ve managed to produce Yeasty McYeastface New England IPA. Baby, I’m a Star Fruit Star Anise Gose was the belle of the ball at the most recent beer fest. The bourbon barrel-aged Kvass is showing all signs of a world-class beverage as far as you know. The yoga...
TURKEY BOWLING FOR CHARITY!

TURKEY BOWLING FOR CHARITY!

It’s late Fall in Seattle.  A time when most of the leaves have fallen to the ground, the days are shorter with gray rainy skies, and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. This means only one thing for Seattle area brewers – it’s time for Turkey Bowl! This year, the...
25 YEARS OF CANADIAN BEERS

25 YEARS OF CANADIAN BEERS

Brewers and craft beer lovers across Canada came together for the Great Canadian Beer Festival on September 8th and 9th, 2017. This marked the 25th occurrence of the fest, and as usual, it was a smashing success. Hosted outdoors at the Royal Athletic Park in beautiful...
#TEXASSTRONG

#TEXASSTRONG

Most “out-of-towner’s” know Texas for the obvious; its size, the Alamo, the Longhorn, great BBQ, football, wide open spaces, southern hospitality, and the blistering heat to name a few.  I think most Texans like myself, whether born, raised, or simply residing here...
UNFILTERED IPA’S & HOW THEY’RE EVOLVING

UNFILTERED IPA’S & HOW THEY’RE EVOLVING

Unfiltered IPAs are enjoying a massive surge in popularity throughout the country.  For many of us who started in the brewing industry before the advent of “juice bombs”, the idea of an intentionally hazy beer was anathema unless it was a Hefeweizen or Belgian...
BRITISH HISTORY, AMERICAN STUDIES

BRITISH HISTORY, AMERICAN STUDIES

When James Fawcett ’88 came to UNC as a British Morehead Scholar, he double-majored in history and political science. But his focus was studying America, picking up on the culture and breaking through the barriers of a supposedly common language. “It helped open my...
COLLABS, ONE-OFFS, AND WEIRD BEER

COLLABS, ONE-OFFS, AND WEIRD BEER

From Reinheitsgebot to a Full Array of Adjuncts Not all that long ago, “adjuncts” was a bad word in craft brewing. Many of us were guided by Reinheitsgebot, the Bavarian Purity Law of 1516 stating beer shall be made only with malted barley, hops, and water with the...