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 – September 2021

Free House Versus Tied House by Steve Lonsway England has always had a very special place in my heart. While I attended a study abroad program there in 1992, I was enamored with the pub scene and how it was such an institution to their communities. The warm, welcoming...