MSU Denver Begins Educating Students and Public in the Art of Beer

Happy Friday, all! Dr. B and I wanted to share a little about a program that we’ve been helping to consult and market. MSU Denver is embarking on a brewing degree. (Whoa, awesome! If I could only go back to school.) One of the first classes, offered, to the public!, is described below. Please e-mail extendedcampus@msudenver.edu,…

The Art of Storytelling and the Craft of Beer

Originally posted on This Is Why I'm Drunk:
From an early age, we are drawn to the mythic nature of stories.Wondrous lands, conniving villains and our heroes that save the day. The stories we share are a connection between us – some kind of tether to the centuries of ancestors before us who regaled…

The Caped Brewsader: How Craft Beer Might Save the World

Originally posted on Literature and Libation:
(Heads up: #longread incoming!) Without fail, whenever I pull out all of my homebrewing gear to prepare for a day of beersmithery, someone stops, looks around, scratches their head, and asks questions. “Are you going to boil crabs?” “What are all these buckets?” “Is it beer yet?” I laugh…

Next Upland Lambic Lottery Begins Apr. 29

Originally posted on Beer Served Rare:
The next Upland Lambic lottery is ready to launch next week, beginning on Tuesday, April 29 at 12pm EDT and running until Wednesday, May 7 at noon. This go round will feature the long lost Persimmon Lambic (due to previous batches not being up to par), Peach Lambic and…

Inky Beer Factoid: November 18

On this day in 1918, the U.S. Congress passes the temporary Wartime Prohibition Act, which banned the sale of alcoholic beverages having an alcohol content of greater than 2.75 percent. Having all alcohol be 2.57% or less was tragic in 1918, but in this time current time of the craft beer boom, we are seeing…