Monthly Archives: March 2010

Brewing With Wheat by Stan Hieronymus

brewing-with-wheatI was recently given an opportunity to read Stan Hieronymus’ new book, Brewing With Wheat. I wasn’t exactly sure what I would find, but I’ve always been a fan of wheat beers, and I was curious to see what a whole book could tell me about them.

Hieronymus begins the book by painting a vivid portrait of German brewer Bernard Kuhn, making wheat beer in a very traditional method, with references to processes that many modern brewers would never consider. This particular brewer does them because it’s the way it should be done. End of story.

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Kate the Great Day

February 28th, 2010, Christie and I departed for Portsmouth, NH. This trip was inspired by an invitation from 2beerguys.com to come down for a craft beer weekend, which happened to coincide with Kate the Great Day.

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For those unfamiliar with KTG, like me prior to that invitation, Kate the Great is an imperial stout. It is made by the Portsmouth Brewing Company, and is a limited release. I thought it would be fun to go down the day before, get a hotel, and get up early to go get some beer that had been hyped up. Continue reading