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A Throwback to the Future

Building up a beer recipe from scratch is always a challenge. It can be as terrifying as it can be fun – especially when your neck is on the line. And so it is with a recipe I’ve committed to building for a collaboration partner for our brewery. It’s a potential mainstay beer at our […]

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A Little Sour. A Little Sweet.

Describing a beer as bittersweet is always a little odd for some, and I can understand why that might be the case. Beer, as a beverage, is replete with words like “malty,” or “full-bodied,” and “rich.” Beer as a beverage doesn’t revel in terms like “sweet,” as most sugars are being fermented out of the […]

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Missing Something

It’s safe to say that, given the relative constant of beer in my career choices, I have a meaningful attachment to beer. That’s not to say that I’m a crazy alcoholic (that period of my life known as “graduate school” has come and gone), but that I have spent a long time thinking about beer […]

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Apple juice is a hell of a thing

So. Apple juice and beer are pretty good together if the sales numbers are to be believed. Quite a few things have happened since the experiments I’ve been conducting and I think it’s safe to say that I really enjoy the interaction between the acids in apple juice and the base malts that are used […]

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Graduating Members

We regret to see the departure of Val Toman and Hannah Goulding, but we all wish them the best of luck, and a bright future in whatever they choose to pursue! We hope it is more chemistry, if not liquid crystals research. 🙂 Congratulations to each of them!