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 […]

How to Ferment Beer

Recently, a friend came to watch me brew in Japan on my tiny minimalist BIAB (Brew in a Bag) system. She was instantly hooked and has since been asking me for more information on the brewing basics. In this article I will cover the process that every brewer learns first and yet remains one of the […]

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 […]