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Homebrewing Project Progress

I’ve got a couple of “projects” in the pipeline and got a chance to work on each of them tonight. The Hefeweizen I made a couple months ago was nearly gone and I don’t have enough corny’s or a big … Continue reading

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Ungettables

There is a group of beer enthusiasts in the Boise area that get together a few times a year for the sole purpose of sharing high end craft beer that, under the rules of engagement, are not available in the … Continue reading

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Double B@stard Vertical

Downtown Boise’s popular beer bar, BitterCreek Alehouse hosted another special beer night the other day.  I posted last week about their Abyss release party, special but this was Stone’s Double Bastard night.  For 15$ you get a decent sample of the … Continue reading

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Tripel Your Pleasure

I’ve been homebrewing for several years including a few years in the middle when I was on some kind of hiatus…but now that I have started upo again in this summer/fall I have been wanting to  try a few styles … Continue reading

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Staring into the Abyss

The Abyss is Deschutes Brewing annual Imperial Stout that they have been making since 2006.  This past Monday, BitterCreek Ale House had a party celebrating the release of this years edition.  To make it interesting, they had it on tap. … Continue reading

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Laughing Dog Pint Night

“Pint Night” is what they call it at “Bier Thirty” Bottle & Bistro at Bown Crossing in SE Boise.  Every couple weeks or so a brewer (usually regional or local) is featured and takes over several of their taps.  Typically … Continue reading

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Cider Rules

I have to admit, one of the things I like the most about making hard cider is how easy it is. I’t’s not much cheaper than beer though.  Off the shelf grocery store apple juice is still 3-6$/gal and local … Continue reading

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An Imperial Discovery

Lately I’ve been trying to streamline my old bottles of beer that I have made and found that I wish I’d been more organized in labeling them. I have several bottles amongst my collection of something labeled 6007 which my … Continue reading

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From Boeing to Beer

Tonight, Mike Francis of Payette Brewing talked to the small crown gathered at the public library on Collister about his transition from Boeing engineer to running a brewery that has become one of the rising stars in the Boise area … Continue reading

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Berliner-Weisse – pt 2

After a little research I decided to split this batch into to 3 gal carboys.  Both got a Lactobacillius head start. In one, I went with the Wyeast 5335 lacto culture and in the other I tried a spontaneous variant … Continue reading

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