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Johnathan Wakefield Q&A

I have spoken to Johnathan Wakefield a few times over the past couple of years trying to work out beers trades, chatting about lacto, working out getting a few of his beers in Nashville for Funk Fest back in May. I knew I wanted to do a Q&A with him about his brewery aspirations and…

“What The Funk” Invitational

Were you disappointed that some of the breweries you wanted to sample beers from during GABF were not going to attend this year? Did you miss out on tickets to that event? Well get ready Denver because a inaugural event is set to happen during that week and I’m happy to say that I will…

Breaking Brett!

One of the things I enjoy the most in homebrewing is experimenting with different yeasts and bacterias. I’ve said it before that when I was brewing a lot at home and entering competitions I felt like using blends of strains or the latest limited yeast release was key in my wins. Some brewers love getting…

SAVOR’ing The Experience

*2 Part post As many of you know I had an awesome opportunity to showcase 2 beers I worked on at Yazoo during SAVOR last weekend in New York. What an incredible experience the weekend turned out to be! Linus and I brought our Brett Rye Saison and Wild Child. I was really impressed with the…

Troy Casey of AC Golden Q&A Part 2

***A lot of great response from the first part of my Q&A with AC Golden brewer Troy Casey. So as promised last week here is part 2! Enjoy! *** ETF: What’s the temp range and the swing of the barrels? I haven’t seen the barrel room, but you said it’s inside of the brewery, so…

Troy Casey of AC Golden Q&A Part 1

I finally finished typing up my latest brewer interview and it’s one I think you will find really interesting and eye opening. A few months ago I spoke with Troy Casey a brewer at AC Golden with their Hidden Barrel Project: A project that is turning out  Sour and Wild Beers in the heart of…

I Feel Like Funkin’ It Up…Feel Like Funkin It Up!

Here I go again with the TV show ties…The title is a reference to a song by The Rebirth Brass Band most recently used in the show Treme‘ and one I heard live during a recent New Orleans trip.  Well I do feel like Funkin’ it up! I hope you do too because….. Here is the official…

What’s coming up?

I wanted to give you a quick update and overview about what’s coming up on the website. I’m still doing the brewer Q&A’s and have an awesome one with Troy Casey who is a brewer at AC Golden…in their sour and barrel program. Yes AC Golden has a very nice sour and wild beer program….

Big Batch Brew Day!

I’ve been looking forward to the day when I had the chance to write this blog entry…the day I get to talk about brewing a full size batch of sour goodness for the Embrace The Funk series at Yazoo. Yep on March 2nd Linus Hall and I brewed a full 40bbl batch on the big…

Hill Farmstead Membership: Some Deets From Shaun

About a week ago Shaun Hill of Hill Farmstead Brewery shocked many beer lovers by announcing an upcoming membership sale. The owner of the recently awarded  RateBeer #1 Brewery In The World gave Embrace The Funk a few details about the program and how you can get access to some of the great sour/wild beers in…