This is the second in a series of posts about how to get started with brewing your own beer. Last time, I talked about how to select a kit of equipment and ingredients, and how to make wort from malt extract, hops, and water. The next step in brewing is to add the yeast and […]
Doc, The Professor, and Brother Barley delve into the “brew-it-yourself” movement.
Brother Barley finally samples the elusive Westy 12…considered by many to be the finest beer on Earth.
Doc and the Nurse take a trip through France and toss back a few brews along the way.
BrewDog and The Bruery reveal the good and bad of trying to rise above the crowd.
Doc and Barley experience the yin and yang of Dogfish Head.
THE BARON GIVES PRETTY THINGS JACK D’OR, SAINT BOTOLPH’S TOWN, AND BABY TREE 4 HOPS EACH!
Now it’s time to get started on your first extract kit. This post will cover how to get started and brew, and my next two posts will cover fermentation and bottling. One of my personal favorite “starter” kits is Northern Brewers’ Breakfast Stout kit — it’s relatively inexpensive, and you get a great beer that’s […]
Lord Copperpot samples some mediocre brews from the Great White North.
Doc and Barley sample the elusive Alesmith Grand Cru…a 3.5 Hops BDSA offering from a rock-solid ale factory.
Each year The Aleheads shuffle off modernity’s mortal coil and descend upon an unsuspecting metropolis to imbibe the best beers we can find, scampering about and pillaging the environs like Prawns through the streets of Johannesburg. This year the lucky host city is Philadelphia, and through not-all-that extensive research we’ve narrowed down some Alehouses we’d like to visit. If you read our site, you’ll know we are for the most part insufferably douchey beer snobs with a penchant for complex and hoppy brews. If not, please see previous sentence when formulating recommendations.
So how about our list? What are we missing? Any we should skip?
A little off-topic video game nostalgia…you know, for kids!
Doc and Barley get crushed by B.O.R.I.S…a brilliant Russian Imperial Stout.
OK, so you bought the deluxe starter kit and you’re ready to begin homebrewing. You’ve convinced your wife that it’s a good idea to make a mess in the kitchen. Where do you go from here? What type of ingredient kit should you get? How do you go from water, grains, hops, and yeast to […]
Slouch Sixpack and Magnus Skullsplitter wax ecstatic on the beers of New York City
Brother Barley and the Good Doctor have an epic night of suds-sampling.
A follow-up to the Southern Comforts post shows a full tasting on Sweetwater’s way too drinkable Imperial Stout.
Getting started with homebrewing
Distilled Beer? The Doc takes on the challenge and pours himself a shot.
Does your Alehead meet the following criteria? 1. Owns a IPhone, Android, Blackberry, or Palm WebOS mobile device with data plan. 2. Would listen to “The Maltercation BeerCast” on Aleheads.com but: a) too lazy b) don’t know how c) too lazy to learn how d) some or all of the above. If this sounds like […]