Commentary on beer, brewing, and the craft brew industry.


  • Podcast Episode #5: Cans vs. Bottles

    Podcast Episode #5: Cans vs. Bottles

    06/02/2013 Duração: 19min

    Ah, the new classic debate of the craft era: Cans vs. Bottles and which one is better for your beer. In this podcast we: Get back on the podcasting wagon Talk about how bottles and cans are filled Talk about the benefits and detriments to cans and bottles and why some people prefer one or […]

  • Podcast Episode #4: Ingredients

    Podcast Episode #4: Ingredients

    12/12/2012 Duração: 31min

    This podcast is designed as self-reference. Yeah, weird, right? Not really – I already know that down the road I’ll want to be able to talk about ingredients in a really specific manner and so this is a general overview of the five ingredients of beer so that I can point people back here. Wait. […]

  • Podcast Episode #3: The Three-Tier System

    Podcast Episode #3: The Three-Tier System

    04/12/2012 Duração: 22min

    Just what exactly IS the three-tier system? Is it good or bad? Why do some people seem to hate it, and if it’s so awful, why do so many people use it? All this, plus Mystery’s search for distribution and why we ultimately decided that self-distribution wasn’t for us.

  • Podcast Episode #2: Aging Beer.

    Podcast Episode #2: Aging Beer.

    26/11/2012 Duração: 18min

    I get the same question all the time: “Do I have to keep this beer refrigerated?” The short answer is, yes. All the time. But let’s talk about why and the instances where people don’t refrigerate, for better or for worse. Aging, skunking, and staling, and why your craft beer store isn’t keeping their beer […]

  • The (slight) reinvention of Top Fermented.

    The (slight) reinvention of Top Fermented.

    19/11/2012 Duração: 14min

    Someone brought it up to me again the other day: You should get back to blogging more. And, you know? I agree… for a couple of reasons. For one, it’s cathartic. It’s a nice release to be able to commit thoughts to words and publish them, even in a vanity forum like this blog, but […]