Hey friends! Today was my second ever homebrew day. Used some of my new tools (glass carboy, wort chiller) to make a Summer Ale! Will be ready to enjoy in late July/early August. Very excited! Considering naming this beer as well. Hoping to get my next beer going in a few weeks! Thinking of something […]

Ann Marie and I were lucky enough to stumble upon a really awesome product: Puzzle Pax. Wanting to know more, we had to reach out to creators Gio and Nick about their idea. Puzzle Pax was founded and continues to run in Pittsburgh and make custom and stock designs and really awesome coasters. Their goal […]

Summer Requi-beer-ments
June 30, 2015

How terrible is that pun? Awful. Kevin here with my second BEerCRAFTY article. Thanks to all for checking out my post on the White House brewing! Summer is here and the beer is cold. Cans, bottles, growlers, bombers, whatever… it’s time to enjoy at the park, in the backyard, at the beach, on the course, […]

The beer run is one of the many new brew experiences that are popping up around the country. Everyone seems to want to add beer to something else (and no complaints here). There are a couple of different beer run companies around, national and local.   The Brew Mile combines running and beer, which some may […]

With July 4th weekend coming up  and all of the huge news coming out of the Supreme Court this week, I’ve decided to put together a post about beer (of course) and our President, Barack Obama. Did you know that President Obama is only the second Head of State to brew his own beer in the […]

You know how we feel about German beers from our previous tastings, so it shouldn’t come as any surprise that the news of St. Killian Importing acquiring Bitburger Braugruppe beers in the US is exciting. The company acquired the whole portfolio from Belukus Marketing. The four top selling beers of Germany, Bitburger Pilsener, Kostritzer Swartzbier, Konig Pilsener […]

What does craft beer taste like? Don’t know what the hype is all about with craft beer? Trying to convince a friend? BierDeluxe, of Germany, hopes to change that. They took video (and slowed it down) of people trying craft beer for the first time. The results range from shock (with a sour ale) to […]

Spring Means Hops
May 6, 2015

It’s Spring, which means it’s okay to start slowly climbing out of our stout and porter caves. (Not to say we won’t be drinking those year ’round.) Spring has sprung and with it, flowers are in our faces. What do flowers mean to this beer lover? HOPS. Yeah, yeah, I know hops are in plenty […]

How To Homebrew Sustainably
April 4, 2015

In the craft beer world, solar panels and ambitious recycling programs have become the norm. Microbreweries from Alaska to Colorado to Massachusetts strive to be sustainable, local, and organic. But there’s an even greener way to drink beer: Make handcrafted ales in the comfort of your own home.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
March 17, 2015

  Growing up with Irish heritage, and now having a last name with the telltale O’ at the beginning, I have an affinity for St. Patrick’s Day.  As it’s a Tuesday, and we’re working adults, my husband and I are at our jobs all day, but we’re looking forward to enjoying a Guiness when […]