Beer & Brewing – April 2022

Beer vs. Wine by Steve Lonsway One event that has a special place in my heart is the famous Stone Arch Beer vs. Wine dinners that we have done over the years. We ceased these events due to COVID, but are working towards resurrecting them in 2022.   The concept is...

Beer & Brewing – March 2022

Spring Into Beers by Steve Lonsway A beer consumer’s seasonal shift in beer purchases is quite common and springtime is no exception.¬†Spring is the season you see the German-style bocks hit the shelves:¬†Bocks, Maibocks, Helles Bocks, and Dopplebocks, many...

Beer + Brewing – Jan/Feb 2022

The Hard Cider Insider by Steve Lonsway Hard cider is the result of apple juice being fermented with yeast, and thus contains alcohol. Hard ciders range in alcohol concentration from about 3% in France to 8.5% or more in traditional English ciders. Ciders are still...

Beer + Brewing – December 2021

Smoked Beer by Steve Lonsway Before kiln drying became commonplace in the 18th century, brewers had to find other methods to dry their brewers malt. Some used the power of the sun and others used wood fires. When using wood fires, the grains captured the smoke flavor,...

Beer + Brewing – November 2021

Beer and Music by Steve Lonsway For centuries, music has been an inspirational component to the works of artists worldwide. And when beer, artists, and musicians collaborate, beautiful things can happen. Most people know that beers can pair with foods, but do you know...