Think you’re running out of time to brew a holiday-themed beer for your family and friends? This 5-gallon batch of all grain (or extract with grains) spiced ale takes only 10 days to ferment and will taste like you’ve been planning it for months. A cache of gingerbread-inspired spices combines with malty sweetness to fill […]
A Day in the Life of Sustainable Beer: New Belgium Brewery by Rational Middle Energy Series:
It’s pretty hard to look around these days and not see something created with or transported by energy. Companies around the world are looking to reduce their negative impact on communities, increase their environmental stewardship efforts, as well as making a profit. New Belgium Brewing Company in Fort Collins, CO is doing just that and were eager to share that process with us.
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler
I was always more ignorant than I am now, even though I didn’t feel all that ignorant then. That means that it’s probably also true that right now I’m sitting here in a state of total ignorance concerning things that my future self wishes he could shout back at me through time. Yet here I sit, unaware. Nescient. The evidence gathered so far by psychologists and neuroscientists seems to suggest that each one of us has a relationship with our own ignorance, a dishonest, complicated relationship, and that dishonesty keeps us sane, happy, and willing to get out of bed in the morning.
The difference between knowledge and intelligence is key here. Knowledge is the collection of skills and information a person has acquired through experience. Intelligence is the ability to apply knowledge. Just because someone lacks knowledge of a particular subject doesn’t mean they can’t apply their intelligence to help solve problems. Knowledge is wonderful, but it fades as techniques and technologies come and go. Intelligence sustains. Its borders extend beyond any technique or technology, and that makes all the difference.
An obsession with brewing protocol is generally the mark of an amateur—that pitiable person who makes a simple thing complicated in the futile hope of feeling kinship with the professionals.
This Extra “Special Roast” Bitter (ESRB) showcases the biscuit, tangy-sourdough character of Briess Special Roast Malt. Special Roast is a complex flavored, drum roasted malt. With its characteristic and bold sourdough flavor, it will contribute an exciting layer of flavor to Nut Brown Ales, Porters and other dark beer styles. Or use in smaller quantities in […]