Archive for the 'Homebrewing' Category

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 […]

Pilsner Urquell holds contest for homebrewers

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Pilsner Urquell is sponsoring a contest for U.S. homebrewers to “take their shot at brewing a Czech-style pilsner,” with a chance to win a trip to Plzen in the Czech Republic. The contest will be limited to the first 50 homebrewers who reserve a spot to compete in each of three cities in August. From […]

Samuel Adams 2011 LongShot beers released

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

Beers from the 2011 Samuel Adams LongShot American Homebrew Contest – Category 23 have are now available in six packs that includes two of each beer. Georgia resident Richard Roper’s Friar Hop Ale and Illinois resident Rodney Kibzey’s Blackened Hops beer were named the 2010 winners during the Great American Beer Festival last September. In […]

Homebrewers Association giving away GABF trip

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

The American Homebrewers Association is giving away a trip to the Great American Beer Festival. Register at before Nov. 30 to enter in the sweepstakes. The contest winner receives airfare for two, three nights of hotel accommodations and two all-session passes to Great American Beer Festival 2011 in Denver, Sept. 29-Oct. 1. The rules. […]