A Quick Overview of Beer in 5 Minutes
History of Brewing
In Mesopotamia there is evidence of beer from barley via a poem honoring Ninkasi, the patron goddess of brewing. A quick time vortex over the middle ages, 1st and 18th century to 1516 and we land in Bavaria where there was a purity law that defined beer and what was legally able to be classified as beer. This became federal German law in 1919 which still stands today.
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Why I Became a Small Batch Brewer
I first started brewing almost a decade ago and made mistakes, plenty of them. I started with plastic buckets, big cauldrons and everything took so much time and not to mention the space. I dedicated a full day in setup, cleaning and preparation and not to mention the countless trips to the brew store because I’d forgotten something. Now don’t get me wrong the beers turned out great, friends and family loved them, they won awards but I thought there had to a better way. Read more “Why I Became a Small Batch Brewer”