Homebrew Spin-off


Glasses in Berlin You think you brew for the delight of that first taste of a special beer. That’s how it all starts, but 20 years later I discovered historic beer glasses, each with its own story to tell. Today’s collection was a morning’s work in the Frankfurter Allee in the old east Berlin. Locally,Continue reading “Homebrew Spin-off”

Beer, Wine – Woodruff and Maibowle


Waiting for Woodruff Maibowle is a German speciality, once common in the UK, too. With that heritage, it must be (or once have been) present in the US.  I pick woodruff in April and tie it in bundles, which are hung in a shady space to dry. As they dry, they give off an adorableContinue reading “Beer, Wine – Woodruff and Maibowle”

Porter, Stout, Brown Beers, Entire Butts


No more soggy pages, when you employ your PC, Mac, iPad or iPhone, tablet or Android, in the brewery – oh, and no pages to flip shut on you either. It won’t mist up as the screen is always slightly warmer than ambient. Along with its companion on Pale Ale Brewing, this text gives youContinue reading “Porter, Stout, Brown Beers, Entire Butts”

Awesome 19th Century Gyles


https://tinyurl.com/wkqcnwt Pale Ale played a pivotal role in the development of commercial brewing. As such it was the beer that defined the industrial revolution. It began the search for industrial, mechanised brewing. It was where modern brewing began. It gave us the discipline we now call biochemistry.Scientific advances during the early 19th century revealed theContinue reading “Awesome 19th Century Gyles”