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Experimentation in Beer: An Outlet For Creativity

Experimentation in Beer: An Outlet For Creativity

By: Kris Thompson | Let’s face it; you’re already an outsider. You’ve grown tired of the readily available mass marketed beers available around you and have chosen to craft your own at home. You hastily pieced together a “Frankenbrew” system out of old coolers, some PVC and a little of that do-it-yourself attitude. You may […]

The Brewing Stylings of Nick VanCourt | Ore Dock Brewery

The Brewing Stylings of Nick VanCourt | Ore Dock Brewery

Marquette, MI – You know those little kids who run around sipping off the beers of their elders at every family get together? Nick VanCourt was one of those small boys at the feet of his grandfather every chance he got. A first generation American from Austria, his granddad often enjoyed European imports like Becks […]

Ready Your Glasses For The U.P. Fall Beer Festival

Ready Your Glasses For The U.P. Fall Beer Festival

RAISE YOUR GLASSES TO MICHIGAN’S FINE CRAFT BEERS! Marquette, MI – The annual U.P. Fall Beer Festival has all the makings for a day in paradise for any beer lover!  This event offers tasting opportunities of over 400 different premiere craft beers and features more than 50 Michigan breweries from across the state in the scenic […]

Brewing Sour Beers: A Kettle Souring Primer

Brewing Sour Beers: A Kettle Souring Primer

by Todd Stephens | Brewing sour beers has always been a challenge due to the potential of contaminating one’s brewing equipment with the microbes used to sour wort. Many brewers dedicate separate equipment for fermenting, transferring, bottling, or kegging clean and sour beers, which can get expensive and take up a lot of space. Although […]

Pictured Rocks Brewing Company

Pictured Rocks Brewing Company

Just East of Marquette sits another picturesque town on the shores of Lake Superior, the town of Munising. Long known for its National Park Lakeshore and as a winter wonderland destination for snowmobiling and the Michigan Ice Fest, it’s now poised to build itself a niche in the U.P. craft beer industry.  There’s a new […]

How to Get Started in Home Brewing

How to Get Started in Home Brewing

by David Gill OK, I’m a guy with a lot of hobbies. On a good day, maybe I qualify as being multi-talented, but there are those days when I feel like maybe I’m spread too thin. Of all the hobbies out there, the only one I can think of that I haven’t dabbled in is […]

Cellaring Beer: Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

Cellaring Beer: Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

By: Mark Iacopelli | You just bought that coveted Russian Imperial Stout you have been searching for, and now the question is, drink it now or wait and see how it ages? Okay, maybe stouts are not your thing, but what other beers can you age? Styles That Benefit From Aging Typically, people believe that […]

The Chocolay River Brewery

The Chocolay River Brewery

Marquette, MI –  In times past, neighborhoods large and small had their own brewpubs where locals came together to share the trials and tribulations of their daily lives, washing away laughter and tears with mugs of beer made from the same waters they grew on.  Over the years many of these local pubs stopped brewing […]

Yeast: What’s The Big Deal?

Yeast: What’s The Big Deal?

by Todd Stephens | As homebrewers, we tend to obsess over all the details on brew day, from having the best choices of malts and hops, to hitting proper temperatures, maintaining a good boil with hop additions at proper times, and chilling as fast as possible. At the end of brew day, however, all we’re […]

Beer Made From Sewage Water? In Oregon, That Might Soon Be a Reality

Beer Made From Sewage Water? In Oregon, That Might Soon Be a Reality

On Wednesday, the Oregon Environmental Quality Commission voted to let one brewery use water recycled from sewage to brew its beer, Oregon Public Broadcasting reports. The brewery, Oregon Brew Crew, would be supplied by Clean Water Services, a utility with a highly sophisticated treatment process that turns sewage into drinking-quality water. The batches of beer […]

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