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...

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BREWING THE BEST CHOCOLATE BEER WITH CHOLACA

Let’s face it: chocolate may as well be its own food group. For starters, it’s delicious — and good for you — thanks to boatloads of antioxidants, flavonoids and other nutrient-rich goodness. Long ago, the culinary world got on board with creating dishes and...

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EXPLORING SENSORY: DO IT 100 PER SCENT

A few words about sensory and beer Everyone likes a good word said or written about their beer. When it tastes great and the consumer drops a note on the website, a beer blog or social media post, you get nods. Opinions are all too easily shared when it comes to...

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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...

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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...

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ELEVATED GRAINS

Although spring has just begun and the fall harvest is far from now, for Canada Malting it is never too early to start planning for the new barley crop. Canada Malting is constantly focused on the crop to assure the availability and quality of malting barley for...

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CONQUERING THE COLD, DARK WINTER – ALASKAN STYLE!

Alaska is famous for wonderful barleywine events. The barleywine season begins in mid-December with the “12 Days of Barleywine” at the Glacier Brewhouse in Anchorage. For the 12 days leading up to the Winter Solstice, over 30 different barleywines are offered from...

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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...

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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...

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2018 BIG BEER, BELGIANS & BARLEYWINES FESTIVAL

Happy Brew Year everyone! Being a Colorado local, I’m extremely blessed to live in a beer mecca and thought this was a great opportunity to highlight one of my favorite beer festivals of the year, Big Beers Belgians and Barleywines!This year’s rendition was once...

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THE ADVANTAGES OF CO2 EXTRACT and CRYOHOPS®

Looking for ways to reduce your hop inventory, reduce ingredient cost, and increase brewhouse yields? Whether you are brewing moderate to very heavily hopped beers, the use of CO2 Hop extract and CryoHops® can fulfill all these requirements. CO2 Hop Extract CO2 Hop...

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THE MERITS OF MALT TOTES

In the past few years, I’ve come across many startups and existing breweries that didn’t know the benefits of buying base malt in one ton totes or they didn’t even know the option existed.  A tote contains 2000-2200lb of malt depending if the base malt is domestic...

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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,...

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NAVIGATING THE NEW HARVEST

Winter is right around the corner and we all know what that means! It’s nearly time for new crop malt to be making its way to your brewhouse. Depending on the quality of the previous crop year, this can be a long-awaited moment or a brew where nothing ends up as it...

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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...

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#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...

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9th ANNUAL DC BEER WEEK

The DC Brewers Guild proudly presents the 9th Annual DC Beer Week, taking place August 20th - 27th 2017. The eight-day festival celebrates the Capital region's craft beer community… and throughout the week, local breweries, restaurants, bars & community...

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