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: ‘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 […]

Spunky Brewsters:  Women in Craft Beer

(ROCKWALL, TX – Oct. 3, 2019) Spunky means courageous and determined.  To be a woman in a male dominated industry you have to have a little bit of spunk, grit, and general bad assery.  A woman brewer is referred to as a Brewster.  There are several local women that are kicking butt and taking names in […]

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 […]

Calling All Super Beer Geeks, Break Out Your Sour Power!

Calling All Super Beer Geeks, Break Out Your Sour Power!

(ROCKWALL, TX – Aug. 22, 2019) Many of you have probably heard of or seen sour beers listed at your local brewery tap lineup or for sale at your local bottle shop.  If you are anything like me, the first time you saw this, you asked yourself, “What is that?!” Well my friends, sour beers […]

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 […]

Barks & Bottles Adoption Event Saturday

(ROCKWALL, TX – April 24, 2019) Woof  Woof!  All the pets are talking about Barks & Bottles adoption event.  Rockwall Pets and Beer Geeks have partnered to bring an all-star adoption event to downtown Rockwall.  It will be held on Saturday April 27th, 11 am – 3 pm in the San Jacinto Plaza. It will be […]

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 […]