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Beer Birthday: Anders Kissmeyer

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 19:45
Today is Danish brewer Anders Kissmeyer’s 58th birthday. He was a co-founder of Nørrebro Bryghus in Copenhagen. I first met Anders through corresponding with him for an article on collaboration beers I did for All About Beer magazine a couple of years ago. Then we met in person at GABF a...

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Beer In Ads #1179: Frank Parker For Blatz

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 17:14
Friday’s ad is for Blatz Beer, from 1950. The ad is part of Blatz’s “I lived in Milwaukee, I ought to know” series from the later Forties and Fifties that featured prominent celebrities, sports figures and famous folks from Milwaukee claiming to know “Blatz is...

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Brussels Beer Challenge To Be Held In Leuven

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 16:22
2014 will mark the third year for the Brussels Beer Challenge. In its inaugural year it was held in Brussels, in the second year it was in Liege. This year’s competition will be in Leuven, described as a “beautiful historic city with a rich cultural life, countless moments, excellent...

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Beer Birthday: Bruce Paton

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 11:02
Today is the Beer Chef, Bruce Paton’s 59th birthday. Bruce has been doing fantastic dinners pairing great beer and gourmet food for over ten years in the Bay Area, since 2001 at the Cathedral Hill Hotel, where, until recently, he was the Executive Chef. He’s about to start working at...

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Ends Soon - 20% Off GigaYeast Double Pitch Vermont IPA Yeast

Homebrew Finds - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 09:01

More Beer just recently added GigaYeast's Vermont IPA Strain to their lineup.

From the product description: "The Vermont IPA strain from Giga has a strong, growing following if you search the web. The problem is the supply has not been able to keep up with demand. MoreBeer! worked with Giga to get all they could produce and was able to offer this product via mail order for the first time."

Some Heady Topper clone recipes suggest this yeast.
This is a double pitch (200 Billion cells) pouch.  Read more about that and this strain on the product page.
Check it out - Here  - Use promo code HBFGIGA20 to get 20% off this sought after strain.

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Beer Birthday: Brian Hunt

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 08:20
Today is iconoclastic brewer Brian Hunt’s 57th birthday. Brian owns and operates Moonlight Brewing in in Sonoma County, California, as almost a one-man show. If you’ve never had his “Death and Taxes,” “Twist of Fate Bitter,” “Bombay by Boat,” or his...

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Beer In Ads #1178: Alfred Lunt For Blatz

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 21:34
Thursday’s ad is for Blatz Beer, from 1951. The ad is part of Blatz’s “I lived in Milwaukee, I ought to know” series from the later Forties and Fifties that featured prominent celebrities, sports figures and famous folks from Milwaukee claiming to know “Blatz is...

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Cross-Stitched Beer Yeast

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 14:45
Here’s a fun little project I stumbled upon, someone created a series of Cross-Stitched Germs and Microbes. The needlepoint creations include over a dozen tiny creatures, including Beer Yeast. To make your own, visit Watty’s Wall Stuff on Etsy. She has individual patterns you can buy or...

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Beer Birthday: Robert “Mac” MacTarnahan

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 11:44
Today is Robert “Mac” MacTarnahan’s birthday, one of Oregon’s most famous athletes. Mac would have been 99 today, but unfortunately he passed away in 2004. He was one of the original investors in Portland Brewing Co., which was later named MacTarnahan’s Brewing in...

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20% Off GigaYeast Double Pitch Vermont IPA Yeast

Homebrew Finds - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 06:03

More Beer just recently added GigaYeast's Vermont IPA Strain to their lineup.

From the product description: "The Vermont IPA strain from Giga has a strong, growing following if you search the web. The problem is the supply has not been able to keep up with demand. MoreBeer! worked with Giga to get all they could produce and was able to offer this product via mail order for the first time."

Some Heady Topper clone recipes suggest this yeast.
This is a double pitch (200 Billion cells) pouch.  Read more about that and this strain on the product page.
Check it out - Here  - Use promo code HBFGIGA20 to get 20% off this sought after strain.

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Beer In Ads #1177: Bill Veeck For Blatz

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 21:46
Wednesday’s ad is for Blatz Beer, from 1950. The ad is part of Blatz’s “I lived in Milwaukee, I ought to know” series from the later Forties and Fifties that featured prominent celebrities, sports figures and famous folks from Milwaukee claiming to know “Blatz is...

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Great Deal - 6 Better Bottle - $19.99, 6 Gallon Glass Carboy - $34.99

Homebrew Finds - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 11:03
Promo code HBF5 takes $5 off either a 6 gallon Better Bottle or a 6 gallon Glass carboy over at kegerator.com.  That makes the Better Bottle $19.99 and the glass carboy $34.99.  Both ship for free with a $79 order.  The Better Bottle price ties the lowest total price that I can recall.  This is a great deal!

Check it out - 6 Gallon Better Bottle - 6 Gallon Glass Carboy

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Beer Birthday: Daniel Bradford

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 09:05
Today is the 64th birthday of Daniel Bradford. Daniel is the publisher of All About Beer magazine. He’s been involved in the beer world for many a year, from the early days of GABF to the Brewers Association of America, which a few years ago merged with the Association of Brewers to become...

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Beerloved: Save $20 on Mahogany and Oak Tap, Chalkboard Tap Handle

Homebrew Finds - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 08:33

As part of their Wednesday Sale, Beerloved has marked down their Hand Made Mahogany and Oak Tap Handle by $20.

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Beerloved is a small California based, family owned business.  They seek to support local artisans, small businesses across the US and to support the craft beer culture and movement.  Read more about Beerloved.  Beerloved has a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.  If you don't love you purchase, you'll get a refund.  Orders of $100 and more ship for free.


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Beer In Ads #1176: Victor McLaglen For Blatz

Brookston Beer Bulletin - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 21:54
Monday’s ad is for Blatz Beer, from 1949. The ad is part of Blatz’s “I lived in Milwaukee, I ought to know” series from the later Forties and Fifties that featured prominent celebrities, sports figures and famous folks from Milwaukee claiming to know “Blatz is...

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Community Review - Northern Brewer's Plinian Legacy vs Pliny the Elder

Homebrew Finds - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 13:09
Thanks to "MrWrigleyField" for these photos and review! 


Pliny the Elder on the Left, Plinian Legacy on the Right
Close Upfrom "MrWrigleyField":

First of all, this kit was a lot of fun to do. It had some distinct challenges, specifically the hop schedule. Topping off to 6 gallons also maxed out my carboy.
I followed the recipe with a few personal touches: I used whirlfloc and a hop spider in hopes of getting a clearer finish. I also dry hopped in secondary with a hop bag. I also pitched this on 2 cups of 1056 slurry that I washed and put in a starter after doing a pale ale earlier. Needless to say, fermentation was vigorous. I found myself cleaning out my blow off tube 3 times.

I tasted both side by side with some experienced and not so experienced IPA drinkers. Here were some comments:

  • "I can barely taste the difference, the only way I can tell them apart is the clarity that the commercial Pliny has vs. the homebrew."
  • "The nose on the Pliny is more 'piny', and I like the nose of the homebrew better than the actual Pliny."
  • "The finish of the homebrew is spot on with the Pliny."
  • "The mouthfeel of the homebrew is more watery than the Pliny."

Overall, as a Pliny clone, the kit came close enough for only more experience palates to discern (without looking). Everyone who tasted really enjoyed it, and it's close enough to give me my Pliny fix while I struggle to get more of the real deal.

Out of the ~20 batches that I've done, this was by far the most fun and had the best result. I've tried other NB clones (Dead Ringer, Caribou Slobber) but this one was the closest to the actual beer.

Northern Brewer's Plinian Legacy Kit is available in both All Grain and Extract Versions
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