Nippon Craft Beer Festival 2016

The Nippon Craft Beer Festival 2016 took place on Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday at Sumida-ku Town Hall, on the banks of the Sumida River in Tokyo, Japan. Within view was the famous Asahi building, with its distinctive ‘Asahi Flame’ visible from the windows. The entry fee was quite steep at ¥4,500 per person (about […]

Beer Brewing Calculator Review: Brewer’s Friend

Brewer’s Friend is a website that features a wide range of beer brewing tools and calculators for a wide range of purposes, most of which are completely free. The range of resources is fairly decent, with charts, brew sheets, guides, infographics, and various calculators for all levels of brewing. While these individual features are useful […]

Best Kegerator Reviews

There are many kegging systems available to the home brewer, from a mobile picnic cooler and bicycle pump to the glorious in-line chillers used widely across Asia. For many, a compact and cost-effective system is ideal. Enter the Kegerator A kegerator is essentially a small refrigerator, modified or even purpose built to fit a beer […]

Home Brew Beer Filter Comparison

Yesterday I wrote a guide to filtering beer commercially and at home, with some brief details on the more generally favored models. Today, I want to go into more details for those of you who may be considering giving this a try for yourselves. This is a home brew filter comparison between the cartridge filter […]

PicoBrew Zymatic Review

An Honest Brewer’s Insight: You may have noticed a lack of negative PicoBrew Zymatic reviews online. If you are already an all-grain brewer, you will likely be able to put the pieces together for yourself, but for everyone else, today I’m going to share the real positive and negative sides of the Zymatic. The Zymatic […]