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  • renfest
    BrewFest at the Renaissance Festival
    Homebrewers compete annually at the US Open Homebrew Competition, which is held each year in May at the Olde Mecklenburg Brewery. The competition is organized by the non-profit club Carolina Brewmasters. The US Open lasts over nine hours as...
  • Front Cover The Homebrewer's Companion, 2nd Edition
    The Homebrewer’s Companion, 2nd Edition book released
    The first edition of The Homebrewer’s Companion was published in 1994. I wrote it in the period 1992-93. This just released second edition is a much needed revision that reflects additions, updates, new research, changes, corrections,...
  • Cover Complete Joy of Homebrewing 4th Edition
    Complete Joy of Homebrewing, 4th Edition book released
    This October marks the 30th anniversary of the publication of the original large volume format of my The Complete Joy of Homebrewing, released in 1984. Before 1984 I self-published a 40-page “booklet” The Joy of Brewing in 1976 and...
  • basil
    AIGA Charlotte and NoDa Brewing team up for Beer & Branding Showcase
    The organizers of the event at AIGA took great lengths to ensure that brewers and artists across the area were able to be involved in this first ever collaboration. At the initial Beer & Branding event on July 7th, local designers were paired...
  • Hustle
    LeAnne Bock the Craft Chick who Hustled Harder
    On August 23rd, The Unknown Brewery celebrated two of their favorite things, beer and chicks, at their Craft Chicks Hustler Harder event. This event recognized strong area lady leaders in things ranging from aerial arts, to the Roller Girls, to...
  • CRC
    Carolina Raptor Center big winner in Homebrew Competition
    In August, the Carolina Raptor center held a people’s choice homebrew competition during one their Thursday Night Flight events. The Raptor trail was open, the music was playing, Master Bacon was cooking, and everyone had a great time!Local...
  • CRC
    Carolina Raptor Center to hold People's Choice Homebrew Competition
    Thursday Night Flights is a new and exciting social event that includes free beer or wine tasting, a food truck, and local acoustic music. This week’s event is going to have a homebrew challenge with a people’s choice competition,...
  • Buckeye BrewCraft offers one-stop shop for homebrewing needs
    Buckeye BrewCraft celebrates 1-year anniversary, offers homebrewers the best
    Many people try for years to break into the film business, but Buckeye BrewCraft owner Jim Downing was looking for a way to break out of it. After graduating from The Ohio State University, Jim lived in Los Angeles where he worked as a key grip in...
  • Radegast
    Congratulations to the Carolina BrewMasters on their Radegast win
    This year the American Homebrewers Association announced a new award, The Radegast Club of the Year, that was to be awarded to one of their clubs at the National Homebrew Conference. Radegast is the ancient Slavic god of hospitality who is also...
  • Spent grains bread and beer
    Spent grains bread and flour from homebrew beer
    Do homebrew? Maybe you’ve got spent grains. What to do? You could feed it to your chickens. You could spread it on the compost heap. Or you could make bread.For the un-intiated, one way to make beer is to soak malt grains in water. The...
  • Brew Riot
    A better brand of beer at Brew Riot
    Forlast year's recapof what is now theTexas Homebrew Society'sannual amateurbrewing competition, I started out with one simple truth:Brew Riotwas getting bigger. This year, I'm going to start out with another: North Texas homebrewers...
  • Ichiri
    Homebrewed Coconut Porter - Someplace you gotta go
    The Watering Hole near Shinjuku Station in Tokyo, Japan is Ichiri Fujiura and his wife’s dream turned into a reality – It’s one of Tokyo’s best craft beer pubs. It has been many years in the making and offers many beers...
  • Brew Riot 2013: successful craft homebrew celebration packs Bishop Arts Center
    Brew Riot 2013: successful craft homebrew celebration packs Bishop Arts Center
    Sunday’s Brew Riot, combined with near-perfect weather, brought out about 2,500 craft beer lovers to the Bishop Arts District for a fun and relaxing homebrew celebration. About 60 participating homebrewers participated in the contest, which...
  • Presidential Honey Ale
    Ale to the Chief: Trying the White House Honey Ale
    As you've all probably heard, President Obama brews beer on the White House grounds and has released two recipes,both honey based with the honey coming from the First Lady's apiary. They are: The White House Honey Ale and Porter.Thanks to...
  • St. Arnold Brewery
    Divine Reserve 12: The race is on for David Rogers' winning entry
    On your mark….get set….go!Given that we are in the middle of summer and the year is 2012, many might think they just read the prelude to an article about the Olympics. However, there is another “sport” held here in the...