Archive for the 'Homebrewing' Category

3,400 homebrewers headed to Philadelphia

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

More than 3,400 homebrewers will descend on Philadelphia next month for the 35th Annual National Homebrewers Conference June 27-29. “The AHA National Homebrewers Conference is an amazing opportunity for beer lovers and homebrewers to come together to enrich their brewing skills, learn more about the craft and socialize with others who share their passion for […]

Alabama last to legalize homebrewing

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

For the first time since the end of Prohibition it will soon be legal to homebrew in every state in the nation. The Alabama Senate gave final approval to a bill that will allow residents to homebrew limited amounts of beer, wine, mead or cider. Gov. Robert Bentley’s office is reviewing the bill, but is […]

Homebrewing now legal in Mississippi

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a bill that will effectively legalize homebrewing throughout the state. Mississippi is now the 49th state to permit homebrewing. A Senate version of the bill passed in early February and it was then voted on by the State House of Representatives in March. “From our founding fathers to our […]

Samuel Adams winners: Wheat, hops and strawberries

Saturday, October 13th, 2012

Boston Beer founder Jim Koch announced Friday that Connecticut homebrewer Zack Adams and James Schirmer from California won the national Samuel Adams LongShot American Homebrew Contest. They will have their beers brewed by Boston Beer and distributed along with a beer from Samuel Adams employee homebrewer Dave Anderson. LongShot six-packs will include two of each […]

New book explores every aspect of IPA

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

What should “the authoritative guide to the brewing techniques and history behind” India pale ale include? – A complete and accurate history of the style, one that addresses the various myths. Check. – Plenty of historic recipes. Check. – Lots of recipes for modern day versions, including many variations, and details about ingredients and process. […]

AHA membership surprasses 30,000

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) reached a milestone this month with more than 30,000 members. Current estimates indicate that approximately one million Americans are making their own beer and wine at home. The official organization for hobbyists was established in 1978, shortly after President Jimmy Carter signed the bill that legalized homebrewing. Prior to that, […]

French likely homebrewing 2,500 years ago

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Archaeologists have discovered proof that residents of southeastern France were making beer at home during the Iron Age. Laurent Bouby from the Centre de Bio-Archeologie et d’Ecology in Montepellier, France, and colleagues unearthed the evidence of brewing in Mediterranean France as far back as the fifth century. Studying material collected at the Roquepertuse excavation site […]