Monthly Archives: September 2006

Piraat Belgian tripel

I’m drinking like a pirate, and a Belgian pirate at that! I never knew that those crazy Belgians were into privateering, but whatever. As long as they keep on brewing excellent beers, they can do whatever they like. Piraat is … Continue reading

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Single Hop Pale Ale

Two weeks ago, I harvested my Cascade hops (pictures to follow soon). I laid them out on a window screen in the basement to dry them. I ended up with 12 ounces of dried hops. I was very happy with … Continue reading

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Free Beer v3.0 (aka Skands)

A bunch of Danish computer/beer geeks have come up with an interesting beer project. I don’t quite get all the “Open Source” symbolism here, or I do get it but don’t appreciate it. The project, originally conceived by Copenhagen-based artist … Continue reading

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Half Pints’ Bulldog Amber Ale

The second of Half Pints’ three beers that we’re trying is Bulldog Amber Ale. Here is the description from the bottle: British crystal malts give this beer in distinctly deep amber body and a nutty aroma that persist throughout the … Continue reading

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Reinheitsgebot

You’ve probably heard about the German Beer Purity Law of 1516, aka the Reinheitsgebot. It says that the only 4 ingredients allowed in German beer are barley, hops, water and yeast. Here is the original text, translated into English: How … Continue reading

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We’re in big trouble!!

Shepody Brewery is fighting for it’s very survival. We now have serious├é┬ácompetition. Half Pints Brewing Company opened up recently in Winnipeg. Unless we dust off our business plan and make some major changes they could put us into bankruptcy. They … Continue reading

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