Tag: Cantillon

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…

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…

Cantillon Amphoras (AKA when Jean experiments we all win)

It’s not very often that we see old meeting older to create something new. Today was one of those days when Jean Van Roy of Cantillon let the world know about a unique batch of Lambic he is fermenting. In the official message below he tells us why it’s unique and how the idea came about, but…

A Message From Cantillon About The Brussels Gueuze Museum

A few days ago this message hit my inbox from Jean Van Roy of Cantillon  in regards to The Brussels Gueuze Museum … I thought I would pass it along. He asks that you contact him at this link with any questions.  Message to our loyal members and to all fans of Cantillon Brewery!  Like every year…

Yazoo “Fortuitous”…A Conversation With Linus Hall

It’s kind of a convoluted story About 9 years ago when I was first learning to brew I remember hearing about this new brewery planning to open in Nashville. A guy I worked with knew I liked good beer so he told me about his buddy Linus who also knew how to brew beer. Well…

Stand Up, Lay Down, Upright, Sideways…. uggghhh

Throughout my years brewing beer and buying commercial beers I have seen a number of debates on what it best for a bottle of beer. Temps, color of the bottle, corks, caps etc… Most of those have a majority and minority camp, but one that seems to be split down the middle is “Should a…

Q & A with Cantillon’s Jean Van Roy

Wow. 2 very cool things have happened in the past day. First the website in just a bit over two months passed the 6,000 unique views mark! A big thanks to everyone for giving the site a chance and supporting it. Secondly I got the chance to interview someone I never thought I would have…

Experimenting with Lactic Acid and ph post ferment

My professional background is in live television production. If you know anything about live television once it happens its happened….there is no turning back. I like doing things right the first time, then being able to sit back and enjoy. So when it comes to beer post ferment I rarely doing anything else to the…

Great Beer, Even Better Friends

Last Sunday was the day after the Music City Brewers Fest   and I think we were all moving a bit slower than usual. Loading and unloading cold plates, tap systems, kegs, etc… after a beer fest in the almost 100 degree heat can be brutal. To top all that it’s Sunday…which means a new episode…

Vinnie Cilurzo of Russian River Q&A!

Recently the man himself, Vinnie from Russian River, gave Embrace the Funk a few minutes out of his ultra busy schedule to answer a few questions. I’m a big fan of the Russian River line up and what Vinnie’s brewery has done for the American Craft Beer scene so this is quite a treat from…

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