Tag: Russian River

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…

Russian River Talks a New Beer, Their Coolship, “Sonambic” and Future Beatification Blends

Just about a month ago Russian River Brewing hit us with these 2 huge bits of news. First was the releases of Beatification batches 4 and 5…but I thought the neatest news was the installation of a “Coolship” (a shallow pan used to cool wort while inoculating the wort with natural yeasts and other microbes). So on…

Batch 4 and Batch 5 Beatification soon plus RR is installing a new Coolship!

CHECK OUT THE BIG NEWS BELOW on RUSSIAN RIVER BEATIFICATION RELEASES (Can anyone help me get a bottle?) Russian River Brewing Company: Holiday Greetings From Russian River!. ….and don’t forget about my interview earlier this year with Vinnie! 

2011 Lambic (working towards a Gueuze) with Funky East Coast Yeast Bugfarm 4

The weather on Labor Day could not have been any worse or any better for brewing. Cold and rainy most of the day with temps in the upper 50’s made for a great day to stay in and brew. The brewhouse was a nice 70 degrees most of the brew session and the only down…

New Page Added- Ph of Commercial Beers

When I was writing the post about Lactic Acid and Ph Post Ferment I had a hard time finding information about the ph of currently available commercial sour beers. Raj B Apte’s information was all I could find. I thought it might be helpful to everyone if I started recording the ph levels of some of…

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…