Breweries, Supermarket Shelves and Marketing Deception?


Lift the fog of deception This is quite a controversial title, but I don’t expect to get sued. I’ve just seen an advert on Instagram for an IPA (India pale ale), which showed a picture of a brown beer. I’ve seen a stout with an OG of 1040. I have bought a porter, so sweetContinue reading “Breweries, Supermarket Shelves and Marketing Deception?”

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”

No more soggy pages – Pale Ales


Brewing Pale Ales according to historical principles, is a breeze for the craft-brewer. It’s even easier now. These remarkable gyles from the time of the greatest beers ever brewed, are now available, reduced to 5 gallon amounts with all parameters in metric, US and Imperial dimensions. The sample pages below, are screen shots from KindleContinue reading “No more soggy pages – Pale Ales”