The vast majority of today's 7,000+ independent craft breweries in the US were opened by homebrewers. If you’re considering taking the journey from amateur to professional brewer, the Homebrew Con Going Pro seminar track recordings are one of the most… Read More
While oxygen is crucial early on in fermentation, it’s also the cause of the dreaded “oxidation” effect.
Learn about the SRM beer color scale and how to get an SRM scale magnet!
"Skunked" beer is often times blamed on temperature change, but it's actually caused by something quite different!
Dimethyl sulfide (DMS) is an off-flavor commonly found in lighter-colored beers, and there’s a reason for that!
Diacetyl is a little ketone (C4H6O2) that flummoxes the beer world.
May 7, 2019 In 1988, May 7 was announced before Congress as National Homebrew Day. The date falls nearly a decade after the American Homebrewers Association held the very first National Homebrew Competition in Boulder, Colorado, on May 6, 1979. To celebrate… Read More
Learn about what cause chlorophenol, a common off-flavor found in beer.
This is part 1 in The Beer Off-Flavor Series by Drew Beechum. * * * Acetaldehyde is a compound formed during fermentation as a precursor to alcohol. It’s also a very common off-flavor in beer! While it’s acceptable in subtle… Read More
Ditch the frosty mugs and listen up! Drinking beer ice-cold may sound like the perfect thirst quencher, but you are potentially missing out on much of a beer's nuances that make it so worthy of your palate in the first place.… Read More
Find out the difference between "gluten-free" and "gluten-reduced" beers.
Made from the fermented nectar of agave, pulque is an authentically Mexican beverage that is said to be the oldest fermented drink in North America.