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Homebrewing for Simpletons and Those with Little Free Time

A mantra within homebrewing circles suggests “making beer is easy, but making great beer is difficult”. Not to contradict conventional wisdom, but you can make great beer fairly easily that far surpasses that found at your local bar or liquor store. Let … finish reading Homebrewing for Simpletons and Those with Little Free Time

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GABF 2014 – The Bigger They Are…

Admittedly this has been long overdue, but the plethora of things beer related and the number of hacks inundating the craft beer scene around the country have begun to take their toll on my desire to be creative. That said, … finish reading GABF 2014 – The Bigger They Are…

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The Crafty Beer Scene or A Tale of Two Cities

The Church of Zymurology is fortunate to have two distinct homes. One is the lovely city of Austin, Texas and the other the equally beautiful town of Boulder, Colorado. During the three years in which we have ambled back and … finish reading The Crafty Beer Scene or A Tale of Two Cities

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Musings about the openness of European breweries

Many large breweries on the continent remain frustratingly innaccessible. Want to visit Samuel Smith’s in the U.K. or Chimay in Belgium? So would I, but alas these iconic breweries along with many others do not open their doors to outsiders … finish reading Musings about the openness of European breweries

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How to make GABF better, a list the BA will never see or care about

First the easy ones: Find a larger venue – Seems obvious and I am sure it’s on the top of the BA’s list Find out ways to cram more breweries in the Convention Center – Again, from what I hear … finish reading How to make GABF better, a list the BA will never see or care about

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Cheesecurds and self loathing, a recap of The Great Taste of the Midwest

Earlier this month the Church of Zymurology made a long overdue pilgrimage to the land of beer and cheese to attend the Great Taste of the Midwest. It was a last minute decision that required buying tickets on Craigslist instead … finish reading Cheesecurds and self loathing, a recap of The Great Taste of the Midwest

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Beer and Loathing

Last week someone in a local homebrew club admonished fellow members to skip a free Goose Island event because attending such promotions supported “big beer” and was a slap in the face to local craft brewers. A series of equally … finish reading Beer and Loathing

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Time to weigh in on casks v. real ale in the US

It seems like there has been a lot of controversy about what cask ale is in the US so I wanted to jump in with my worthless opinion. I enjoy real cask ale because it is a very specific style … finish reading Time to weigh in on casks v. real ale in the US

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