Jan 24, 2017

How to Educate Yourself into a Craft Beer Career

Bret Kollmann Baker

Beer is a science education.

Jan 16, 2017

Spirits & New Years Resolutions

Scott Hand

The ol’ New Year’s resolution—because there’s really only one time of year to try to get yourself back on the right t...

Jan 1, 2017

Resolutions: Who needs that?

Scott Hand

At this point in your adult life you should well be over resolutions. They serve no purpose other than to induce feel...

Jul 7, 2016

Terroir in Beer, Part 4

Bret Kollmann Baker

Part 4: Water, Beer’s Saving Grace No other single ingredient has had a bigger impact on the history of beer and gre...

Apr 8, 2016

Terroir in Beer, Part 3

Bret Kollmann Baker

Part 3: Hops, the bitter spice & soul of beer Hops, what a love/hate relationship I have with thee. At the best ...

Apr 1, 2016

Solera Aging

Bret Kollmann Baker

On The Ground Solera aging refers to a method of aging consumable liquids, traditionally liquids such as wine, vineg...

Jan 22, 2016

Terroir in Beer, Part 2

Bret Kollmann Baker

Malt, oh glorious malt. Thankfully barley is unsuitable for baking bread of any quality fit for kings (not to mentio...

Dec 16, 2015

Beernog: An Epic Holiday Tradition

Bret Kollmann Baker

The holidays are here and bring with them all kinds of holiday cheer: Cold weather (maybe?), coniferous trees decora...

Nov 11, 2015

Terroir in Beer, Part 1

Bret Kollmann Baker

What is Terroir? Terroir [terˈwär] (yea, I use Bing) is more often than not applied to wines and most of the time pe...

Aug 25, 2015

Enjoying the Tart & Sour Flavors in Beer, Part 2

Bret Kollmann Baker

The thing about drinking sour beer is you just need to be open to it and you should never surprise somebody with one. I hate when I see people say “Try this” and they won’t say anything about the beer. So in the other person’s head they think “oh beer” and they are ready for one thing, but get another. So it can be really off putting to the person drinking that beer. It’s like they never really got a chance to decide if they like it.

Aug 24, 2015

Enjoying the Tart & Sour Flavors in Beer, Part 1

Bret Kollmann Baker

Generally a beer is considered sour if the pH is at or below 3.8. The lower the number the more acidic or sour it wi...

Aug 12, 2015

Fresh Hops – The Last True Seasonal

Bret Kollmann Baker

Ahhh, the sweet cooling end of summer. A time when kids and teachers become restless as school looms ever closer, wh...


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