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[Note: Many of these links are off to the BrewNorth home-brew shop (with referrals set). I am not affiliated with them, and can provide links to alternative home-brew stores for you to shop around.] So you want to start brewing and after looking around online, see all these shiny and elaborate brewing systems. Or perhaps you […]

One of my Brew Year Resolutions is to improve my note taking, and preferably use paper for taking those notes. Up until now I’ve been using BeerAlchemy for all my note taking and while it’s been working out fine, it’s had a few issues. From a users perspective, I have had the software completely wipe […]

This actually is Lactobacillus. Brewing with this one would probably kill you.

Sour beers are an old beer that’s quickly coming into fashion once again. Traditionally they were sour because the brewers didn’t know any better. “God is goode” took this sweet substance and turned it into something that tasted kinda weird but was safe to drink and you also felt kinda good. Since Pasteur we know what […]

It took me more than 3 years before I started entering my beers into home-brew competitions. I’d always been worried about all the things I could be bad at. Even worse, I’d be worried that I’d find out the beer I’ve been making is terrible. After a bit of a brewing hiatus I decided that […]

Years ago, before we lived in Toronto, we’d come here and each time make sure to seek out whatever was new and local. Beer travel has always been one of our favorite beer related activities. Wherever we go, I always do some preliminary online scouting. Sometimes, that will take us to some unexpected places (like […]

A few months ago I learned about Square Timber brewing company through my parents via Facebook. V and I aren’t often in the area, so when we were going to be in town for a wedding we made a point to stop by and check the place out. Square Timber is a new entrant to […]