Archive for the 'Homebrewing' Category

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 HomebrewersAssociation.org 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. […]

Brewing scholarship deadline Nov. 11

Monday, October 18th, 2010

The American Brewers Guild is now accepting applications for the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation slot in the Intensive Brewing Science & Engineering course that runs from Jan. (2011) through July 1, with the final week of onsite instruction in Sacramento, Calif. The full application must be received no later than Nov. 11, The scholarship is […]

Samuel Adams picks LongShot winners

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Homebrewers from Georgia and Illinois were the big winners in Samuel Adams annual LongShot American Homebrew Contest – which this year focused only for beers that would be entered in Category 23 of a sanctioned homebrew competition. Georgia resident Richard Roper (right) with Friar Hop Ale and Rodney Kibzey (left) of Illinois with Blackened Hops […]

Louisiana homebrewers work for legalization

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Now that Oklahoma has legalized homebrewing the attention turns to Louisiana. The American Homebrewers Association is working with a group of homebrewers in Louisiana to legalize the serving of home brew in licensed establishments for homebrew events. Here’s the call to action: House Bill 1484, which is an improved substitute for a previously filed homebrew […]