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How to Paint with Beer

Karen Eland, The Beer Painter, started experimenting with different paint mediums about 15 years ago. In 1998, she had a flash of inspiration while …

6 Homebrew Competitions To Enter in 2016

Are you a seasoned homebrewer who is ready to enter your craft in competitions? Check out these six homebrew competitions to enter this year.<p>Carolina …

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Can Homebrewers Predict the Future in Beer?

<i>By Dr. Bart Watson, Brewers Association Chief Economist</i>Homebrewers have long been thought leaders when it comes to beer, so it makes sense that they …

Top 5 DIY Projects on HomebrewersAssociation.org

If you are looking for your next homebrew DIY project to help improve the process of making beer at home, then browse through the top 5 homebrew …

Top 10 HomebrewersAssociation.org Stories of 2015

According to your clicks, likes and shares, we present you with our most popular stories of 2015. Thanks for visiting HomebrewersAssociation.org—2015 …

Homebrew Holiday Gift Guide

Have a homebrewer or beer lover in your life? Here are some gift ideas to make it a special holiday.Be sure to check out the full 2015 Zymurgy …

Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale

Sierra Nevada's Celebration ale is a two-fold celebration - it's released just in time for the holiday season and a festive event for the first fresh …

8 Tips for Aging & Cellaring Beers at Home

Cellaring is the process of allowing a beer to mature under specific conditions to achieve nuances, particularly in its flavor and aroma, that often …

11 Reasons Why Brewing Beer is the Best Holiday Project

My Thanksgiving weekend didn’t include a turkey, tree, or even a single Mariah Carey song, but <b>it did include an afternoon of brewing beer—which I’d argue is just as holiday appropriate.</b><p>On Sunday, after three days of baking pie, playing cards, and taking long, chilly walks, I coaxed my boyfriend …

United States Sees Historic Number of Breweries

<i>The total number of U.S. breweries reached an all-time high in 2015, according to a year-end review from the Brewers Association.</i><p>The professional …

Experimental Hop HBC 438 Hitting Shelves Soon

<i>HBC 438 hop pellets are more than just a means to create the next exciting home brew. They are an opportunity for home brewers to test a new hop</i> …

Rogue Chocolate Stout Clone

When searching for the perfect holiday ale to brew, this Rogue Chocolate Stout clone begs for your attention. Found in July/August 2009 <i>Zymurgy</i>, this …

Grimm Brothers Brewhouse Snowdrop (Kottbusser)

Kottbusser is a German beer style that was outlawed in 1877 due to the German Beer Purification Law, which restricted beer ingredients to just …

6 Tips on Brewing Kottbusser from Grimm Brothers Brewhouse

Don Chapman and Aaron Heaton were two Colorado homebrewers with an affinity for classic European beer styles—specifically those from Germany—and this …

How did bottle of BEER land this man his dream job?

This man landed his dream by sending his prospective employers a bottle of beer as proof of his credentials.<p>Passionate home brewer Liam Tutty, who …

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2016 National Homebrew Competition Style Guidelines Announced

<i>The American Homebrewers Association announces changes to the National Homebrew Competition style guidelines that will take effect in the 2016</i> …

Beer Brined Turkey Recipe from the Home Brew Chef

<i>This beer brined turkey recipe created by Sean Z. Paxton, the Home Brew Chef, was originally published on HomeBrewChef.com.</i>The brining technique is …

Sippin’ on the Dock of the Bay IPA

Harold Gulbransen of QUAFF homebrew club in San Diego, Calif., and Pat McIlhenny Alpine Beer Co., Alpine, Calif., set out to brew a very quaffable …

How to Make a Stir Plate

While there are multiple ways to grow yeast in a starter, one of the most effective is to use a stir plate. Stir plates utilize magnetic attraction …

Peltier Cooler Conical System

Good fermentation and happy yeast often comes down to temperature. Too cold and the yeast goes dormant, too hot and they indulge in an orgy of …

How To Brew Beer At Home (Especially If You've Never Brewed Before)

I can't remember exactly what was going through my head when I called Bitter and Esters, a home brew shop in Brooklyn, asking about their starter beer-making kit, but it went something along the lines of this: "I like beer, so it should be a breeze to make it--right?" Not exactly.<p>Related: 10 …

Best beers on show at National Homebrew Competition

Head judge Geoff Griggs said "all sorts" of people were attracted to homebrewing.<p>The country's top brewer has revealed his tips for award-winning …

How to Brew DIY Hard Cider in Time for December Dinner Parties

You can make hard cider at home in as little as four weeks. Here's how.<p>If you want to impress your friends this fall with DIY booze, there’s a good …

How to Make Beer Ice Cream

New Belgium Brewing and Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream joined forces to bring the best of beer and ice cream together. New Belgium brewed an ice …

Green Flash West Coast IPA

The west coast IPA started off as a local trend, and has emerged as an perpetually-evolving style defined by brash bitterness, intense hoppiness, and …

Veterans Day: The Life of a Homebrewer on Active Duty

<i>J.B. Zorn, who currently lives in Fairfax, Virginia, does it all. He has been on active duty in the U.S. Coast Guard for over seven years, has been</i> …

Is Homebrewing Cheaper than Store-Bought Beer?

Homebrewers are a frugal, smart group. They build their own brewing rigs, grow their own ingredients and are always looking for ways to cut costs …

Tuesday Beer Trivia: Hops

<i>Do you consider yourself a hop head? Are you in love with all things hoppy? Test out your hoppy chops with this week’s Tuesday Beer Trivia!</i><p>Hops are …

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