Brief Beer Brewing History

“Mmm…beer,” says Homer Simpson while perching on a stool at Moe’s bar.  Homer’s love of beer is legendary, but he’s not alone.  Some might go so far as to say, “Beer makes the world go round.” In a way, it has with its long history that reaches back at least 6,000 years.  No one is certain who the first brewer was or when the discovery of fermentation created a drink of epic proportions took place, but history tells us that humans stopped being nomadic and began farming … [Read more...]

Easy Ways to Start Brewing Your Own Beer

Brewing your own beer at home can be lots of fun, and the results can be quite delicious for all involved.  Many people think that brewing beer is a complicated process, but in fact the process is quite simple.  There are of course a number of complicated flavors and brewing techniques experts can add, but the beginning brewer is better off sticking to the basic ingredients. … [Read more...]

Milwaukee and its Claim to Fame with Beer

Once upon a time Milwaukee was touted as the “Beer Capital of the World.”  A variety of reasons may have led to this select distinction among all of the other major beer producing cities.  Certainly among the reasons is the simple fact that Milwaukee produced excellent tasting beer. … [Read more...]

Understanding the Worlds of Home Brewing and Home Wine Making

For a number of years now there has been growing interest in the hobby of making beer and wine at home, and it seems like more and more people are getting involved in this interesting pastime.  There are many reasons for this sudden interest in home brewing, but some of the interest no doubt lies in the growing popularity of microbrews and other small regional beers and wines. … [Read more...]

A Short History of Guinness Stout

Once an industry of a few giants, the beer business has seen a rise in small so-called micro-brews over the past twenty years.  Across Europe, Asia, and especially North America, thousands of small brewers have appeared, each with a distinct flavor to add to the always interesting potpourri of the world beer market.  One of the old giants, however, has managed to stay on the minds and tongues of beer drinkers and beer aficionados the world over.  That beer is Guinness Stout, and this is a … [Read more...]