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Some Yazoo Notes and The Dark Passenger Rises

I hope everyone’s New Year is going awesome so far. It seems like things have gotten busier for me after the holidays, but wow it’s a good and fun type of busy. In November I wrote about the Embrace The Funk Series by Yazoo. The project is coming along nicely with the beers Linus and…

Hoppy 100% Brett Dark Beers Q&A with Chad Yakobson of Crooked Stave

A few weeks ago Mr. Brett-man himself was in Nashville to speak/judge at the 2012 Music City Brewoff. I had the chance to sit down with Chad Yakobson of Crooked Stave to talk about brewing darker wort, hoppy, 100% Brettanomyces beers. ETF- When you are back building a dark hoppy brett beer like Wild Wild…

We want the Funk…Give up the funk!

You’ve got a real type of thing going down – George Clinton So back in July I mentioned 2 potential pieces of news I was excited about…one still needed to be confirmed, which was Linus Hall (Owner of Yazoo Brewing Company) and I were going to use one of my funky barrels to age a…

And The Funk Was Embraced

<brag mode on> Maybe the Mayans were right and 2012 is indeed it because I’m not sure I could have a better beer weekend than this past one. Everything from Chad Yakobson’s awesome talk – to me winning best of show – to a late night Waffle House group run that included “chocolate-peanut butter-bacon-maple syrup…

Caleb Staton of Upland Brewing Company Q&A!

I’m happy to be back with another great Q&A for the month. This week I got the chance to spend some time with Caleb Staton of Upland Brewing Company in Indiana. Last weekend they won Gold at GABF for their “Sour Reserve Geuze”, which I’m jealous of those who got to taste it! So on…

ETF News and Some Beer Updates

Hi! Remember me? It’s been a busy summer and believe me I do love summer, but it’s good to be heading into my brewing season again. I’ve got some neat recipes in mind I can’t wait to brew.  I did brew a Berliner Weisse about a month ago using the awesome Wyeast 3191 blend. I’m…

The eBay Debate: Brewer Reactions

Over the weekend eBay began removing auctions for certain craft beer brands. Most noticeably auctions for unopened bottles of Russian River, Cantillon, Lost Abbey and Hill Farmstead were ended. As of this posting a few new auctions have popped up, so it will be interesting to see if those are removed today. Bottle and growler auctions on…

Don’t miss these Wyeast offerings!

It’s been a minute since I’ve brewed anything mostly due to the numerous days of record breaking 105+ high temps in Nashville.  That’s enjoying the beer I already brewed weather in my book! I am planning a few brew sessions later this month since I acquired a 15 gallon Rye Whiskey barrel from Corsair Artisan…

Lauren Salazar of New Belgium Q&A!

Good news everyone! (said in a Professor Farnsworth voice). After a month off that included a wonderful vacation with my family I’ve got a great Q&A session with Lauren Salazar of New Belgium Brewing. Lauren is the “Sensory Specialist” for NB and is regarded by many people as not only one of the greatest judges/tasters/blenders…

Dave Logsdon of Logsdon Farmhouse Ales Q&A

When I started brewing I remember looking over all the yeasts at my local home brew shop and being amazed at the sheer number of types.  As a young brewer I bought Wyeast more than any other yeast brand mostly because of the smack pack type packing. When I was starting out in home brewing…