Category Archives: Mead

Reviewed: Speed Brewing

Speed Brewing: Techniques and Recipes for Fast-Fermenting Beers, Ciders, Meads, and More By Mary Izett Voyageur Press Appropriately, I started reading Speed Brewing by Mary Izett with the Introduction. Right away, I found myself wanting to interrupt, to argue, to … Continue reading

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Awestruck by Moonstruck

It is, indeed, ridiculous that it’s taken me several years to drag myself to Bellevue, Nebraska’s Moonstruck Meadery. It’s only a little more than an hour’s drive away and with a gluten-free wife living the beer-free life, I’m simply embarrassed … Continue reading

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Three book reviews

In Meat We Trust: An Unexpected History of Carnivore America By Maureen Ogle Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2013) Sometimes Maureen Ogle pisses people off. And that’s just one of the things I like about her. She walks into each book a … Continue reading

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Honey Score!

For my day job recently, I wrote a feature about a local beekeeper, Dray Walter of Back 40 Bees. Dray (pictured right) liked the idea of mead so much that he tossed some honey my way so I could get … Continue reading

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Dear GlennH20s

Thanks for the consistent supply of delicious beers from parts of the country both out of my reach and special in my heart. We got into the persimmon mead you sent last night (and the last of your most recent … Continue reading

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Barstool Mountaineering, Part 2

Combining our multifaceted interests–family, beer and mountains–our recent trip to Colorado made good on its promise to rejuvinate. Nothing like a little barstool mountaineering to peel the layers of stress and exhaustion away. Avery Brewing Company Our second beery foray … Continue reading

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Cleaning out the beer closet

And now, a guest post from one of my beer heroes, Ken Hilton. What happens when you have been brewing for competitions for a couple of years? It is simple…..you have amassed so much beer that the closets have been … Continue reading

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Persimmon Mead from the Dragonslayer

I’m not the only person that turns to Ken Hilton for a little brewing advice. That being the case, and with some inquisitiveness from a reader about his persimmon mead, I’ve got the inside scoop for you today. As an … Continue reading

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Thirsty Thursday–To Michael Jackson

It’s a sad day in world of beer. Michael Jackson has passed. I can’t say as I’ve had the opportunity to meet this beer guru, and it would be beyond pointless for me to wax philosophically on his contributions. I … Continue reading

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