How to Recognise a Home Brew Enthusiast

The home of a home brew enthusiast is not an ordinary one.  It is a journey into a hobby which has a tendency to take over the whole house.  If you use the bathroom and find the bath full of demi-johns – the ‘wine to be’ fermenting away inside – you know you’re in the home of a serious enthusiast. … [Read more...]

Life in the Early Breweries

Brewery workers in the latter half of the 1800s were largely men with only a scattering of women and children.  In fact, many of the men were of German ancestry. … [Read more...]

Mead: Wine From Honey

What is Mead?  Basically, Mead is wine made from honey.  Mead is a great first project for a novice wine-maker because it is made from only a few ingredients and the process is simple. … [Read more...]

Make your Own Liquor: Unusual and Traditional recipes

If you want to give your guests something out of the ordinary, why not make your own liquor? These delicious recipes can be brought out at celebrations and dinner parties to give your entertaining a memorable twist. … [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...]