A History of Hops in the Craft Beer Industry

Kindly submitted by Bob Gorman, on behalf of Beer Cartel. Beer has been around for millennia and has been part of human fabric comprising our cultures from antiquity. The advent of the modern ‘microbrewery’ has brought new beer varieties to the ancient brewing process and contributed to the craft beer industry. Today a given beer flavor […]

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 […]

How to Roast Grains At Home

AUTHOR’S NOTE: This guide contains technical brewing jargon which may be unfamiliar to some home brewers and also to people who speak English as a second language. If you need assistance with a particular term, please leave a comment below the article and I will be glad to help. If you want to try out […]

Brooklyn Lager Review

“Pre-Prohibition Lager” Brooklyn Lager is a beer that is extremely difficult to define. Even the producer, the excellent Brooklyn Brewery, alternates between claiming this beer is an Amber Lager and a Vienna Lager, and also occasionally adds phrases such as British dry hopping and American Original. It’s all very vague and could be confusing – […]