In case you’ve never experienced it…A skunked beer tastes about as good as a skunk smells. What makes a beer skunky? Experts say skunkiness in beer is not caused by heat, but by light. Skunky beer is often called lightstruck beer, which sounds milder than the actual result. So how does light make beer skunky and how can you prevent your suds from becoming slug bait?
Paste Magazine has an interesting article up. If you’ve noticed an uptick in the number of bad “hazy” IPAs, this article discusses the reasons why. Blindly brewing juicy / hazy beers, and doing so badly, has caused an increase in “hop burn,” via Paste:
And that’s a problem, because the simple truth is that there does exist a point of diminishing returns, when it comes to simply adding more and more hops to a brew kettle, fermenter or brite tank. These aren’t one-to-one correlations, as much as we’d like for them to be. “Twice the Citra” doesn’t necessarily mean “twice as juicy,” in terms of the consumer’s perception of the eventual flavor of that beer. In fact, it might even mean the opposite.
National Homebrew Day was designated by Congress May 7th in 1988. The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) created the Annual Big Brew event to celebrate National Homebrew Day around the world. Big Brew happens each year on the first Saturday in May. Anyone can host a Big Brew event, so invite your family and friends, and join in the global celebration.
Don’t miss the simultaneous toast at 1:00 p.m. ET, 12:00 p.m. CT on May 4, 2019!
Join the celebration and attend a nearby event: https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/aha-events/national-homebrew-day
Guy Brews The Same Beer On $1,500 And $150,000 Equipment
Via YouTube user Sapwood Cellars
In collaboration with the Siebel Institute of Technology, the Glen Hay Falconer Foundation is offering two full-tuition brewing education scholarships in 2019. Both scholarship are full tuition grants and come with generous travel/lodging stipends.
The first scholarship is to the World Brewing Academy Concise Course in Brewing Technology in Chicago in November 2019. The Concise Course in Brewing Technology is a two-week intensive program that covers every topic critical to successful brewery operations. The program is designed for brewers pursuing a wider knowledge of professional brewing standards and techniques in order to advance their brewing careers as well as individuals planning to enter the brewing industry. The Concise Course scholarship includes a $1,000 stipend to help offset travel and lodging expenses.
We’re excited to continue our RadCrafter series! Each volume of Craft Marketing showcases a Featured Crafter – a craft marketing professional who is crafting content, telling stories, and curating resources about the beer industry. For this edition we reached out to Chris Herron, co-founder and CEO at Creature Comforts and picked his brain about beer, brewing, and what it takes to build a strong brand that resonates with consumers in today’s craft beer market.
In news that won’t surprise any hop enthusiasts, 2018 was a big year for the modern IPA
In an industry where the lupulin love continues to move all things juicy, fruity, and tropical, the continued ascension of Citra—now one of the country’s most beloved and harvested hop varieties—reflects broader changes in how hops find their way from the field to the glass. In its latest year-end report, the USDA shared a variety of figures that shed light on recent shifts in hop trends and production (and obliquely revealed how breweries are looking to keep beer drinkers excited).