Rye IPA (RYEPA), Rye Porters, Rye Stouts, Rye Lagers are now commonplace on every craft-centric tap list and bottle-shop shelf.
Rye for American Whiskies
Rye whiskey has deep roots in the United States, with a history that dates back to the colonial days. A combination of changing tastes and Prohibition almost killed it off, but it’s enjoying a bit of a renaissance as more new distillers and craft spirit enthusiasts rediscover its charms. Here’s a quick primer on different […]
Rye and Shine: Talking Whiskey with O’Shaughnessy Distilling
Making whiskey out of rye ain’t for the “feint” of heart
Selecting Malt for a Whiskey Mashbill
Malt can constitute anywhere from approximately 10% to 100% of a whiskey mashbill. Its role can be simply a natural source of enzymes with which to convert starches, a source of extract in its own right, and a cornerstone of the sensory profile of the finished product, lending flavors of honey, biscuit, grain, earthiness, and […]
Winning with Weyermann® Specialty Malts
GABF medal winners tell us how it feels to win with Weyermann®.
Mashing: cereal vs. malt
The first step in producing spirit from cereal grains is mashing. Style, equipment and tradition may influence the choice of process, but the raw materials themselves will be the biggest factor. The distiller must make the right decision based on the ingredients.
Distiller’s Yeast Highlight: SafSpirit USW-6
SafSpirit USW-6 is our top-selling distilling yeast for good reason: it’s ideal for fermenting all types of barrel-aged spirits produced from grain or malt washes, and it’s very easy to work with to boot. Formerly known as SafSpirit American Whiskey, USW-6 is a natural choice for bourbon, rye, corn, or wheated whiskeys. It also does […]
Style Profile: Irish Whiskey
The history of whiskey is intimately connected to Ireland, with distilling thought to have begun in that country as early as the 11th century and has remained a major center of production since. The word itself comes from the Gaelic uisce beatha, “water of life.”
IPA Is Still Cool, Right? Cold IPA Revisited
Since we first wrote about Cold IPAs a year ago they’ve become much more common on taplists, retail shelves, and in the beer blogosphere. This summer we’re coming in hot to revisit Cold IPA: what it is, what it isn’t, and what makes it go. What it is Cold IPA fuses classic West Coast IPA […]
Distiller Profile: Balcones Distilling
http://www.balconesdistilling.com/ Started in 2008 in Waco, Texas, Balcones Distilling produced the first state-made whiskey in Texas since prohibition. This whiskey called Baby Blue has won praise from critics and over a dozen awards including most recently the Double Gold at the 2016 San Francisco International Spirits Competition. We spoke with Thomas Mote, Distiller and Brewhouse […]
#brewerslunch: The Salted Nut Roll Story
Great craft beer doesn’t happen without a lot of hard work. The tradition of the Salted Nut Roll has grown alongside the craft beer movement – we’re proud to fuel brewers and their beers, one pallet at a time.
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Customer Profile: J. Carver Distillery
J. Carver Distillery www.jcarverdistillery.com In 1766, colonial Massachusetts explorer and writer Jonathan Carver lead an expedition to find a western water route to the Pacific Ocean known as the Northwest Passage. There was great incentive to discover this route as the king and parliament had promised a vast prize in gold for any such discovery.