Good Brew: Grain to Glass – Intro to Home Brewing

Good Brew: Grain to Glass – Intro to Home Brewing

Have you ever thought about dipping your toes into Home Brewing beer? Brewing beer at home has been on an upward trend for many years now. Depending on what statistics you look at out there, there are over 1 million homebrewers in the U.S. Home brewing has a rich and deep past in the U.S. […]

Good Brew: Taking on a CAN-do attitude

Good Brew: Taking on a CAN-do attitude

For a long time, bottles have dominated the beer industry, craft or otherwise. Increasingly however, cans have encroached on bottles’ territory, becoming more and more common as the preferred choice of breweries across the U.S. and to a a lesser extent, Europe. Some people take issue with this, often associating cans with cheaper, lower quality, […]

Good Brew: When a ‘beercation’ tour leads to a book

Good Brew: When a ‘beercation’ tour leads to a book

When Jason and I headed to Fort Collins, Colorado this summer neither of us had any idea that it would lead to a childhood dream coming to fruition. We have a “deal” that formed years ago as we started taking “beercations.”  For every brewery tour that Jason wants to go on, I get to shop […]

Good Brew: ‘Come to the dark side…we have beer!’

  Stouts vs. Porters (ROCKWALL, TX – Nov. 8, 2019) As the weather becomes steadily colder, many of us beer lovers will begin to move away from the lighter beers that kept us cool and refreshed all summer and start down a much darker path, the roasty goodness of stout & porter boulevard. Few beer […]

Prost!  It’s Oktoberfest season!

Prost!  It’s Oktoberfest season!

Good Brew (ROCKWALL, TX – Sept. 3, 2019)  Each year about now, we start seeing the Oktoberfest beers roll into stores.  It’s a reminder that fall is right around the corner.  But what is Oktoberfest and what is the deal with this beer we associate as just another seasonal beer? Well my friends, Oktoberfest is the […]

Hops: The Magical Beer Flower

Hops: The Magical Beer Flower

(ROCKWALL, TX — May 29, 2019) We all know someone who is a self-professed “Hop Head” – not to be mistaken with “Pot Head.”  While this plant is a cousin to Cannabis, it does not contain any THC. So what is the deal with this magical beer ingredient?  Hops are flowers from the plant Humulus […]

Saison — The Original Homebrew

Saison — The Original Homebrew

(ROCKWALL, TX — April 29, 2019) Many beer styles have interesting origins, but none have a story quite like saison.  Saison is a Belgian style from the French speaking region of Wallonia.  Saison translates to “season” in English. Traditionally home brewed on farms in the winter, fermented and aged during the colder months, then brought […]

The Tortoise and The Hare: A Beer Geeks Fable

The Tortoise and The Hare: A Beer Geeks Fable

(ROCKWALL, TX) What is a lager? What is an ale? Is there a difference? A common misconception is that lagers and ales are beer styles, when they are actually different classifications of beer. Much the same way you could classify animals as mammals and reptiles. The difference between lagers and ales is what type of […]