Beer Culture

To Koozie or not to koozie

I’m always looking for a way to keep my homebrew at an optimal temperature while fermenting, but I’ve never given a ton of consideration to the drinking temperature. I usually pull a beer out of the fridge and let it warm over time. The problem is that different beers will greatly suffer from getting too warm. The same goes for ... Read More »

Beer Glass Comparison


If you are new to craft beer you may have heard that the type of glass you drink from has an impact on the flavor and aroma of a beer. Sam Adams has a commercial out about the glass they developed specifically for their beers that help concentrate aromas and highlight flavors. The question is does the glass you drink ... Read More »

Block Printing Beer Labels


In college I took a lot of classes centered around printing. One of my favorite style of printing is block printing. It’s simple, cheap, and has some really nice looking results. For my block printing I purchased the Speedball Super Value Block Printing Starter Kit (not ad linked). The basic idea is that you have a soft block of material ... Read More »

Thoughts on beer stores

I was recently watching a special on CNBC about Costco. I have no business watching CNBC as my money is not tied to the stock market and the only thing of value that I own is a car, but I’m really interested in business for some reason. CNBC does a great job of finding successful businesses and showing the story ... Read More »

American Craft Beer Week 2012

If you were not aware, today was the start of American Craft Beer Week. This is the seventh year of the week and there are thousands of events in all 50 states scheduled. Check out for all of the events. Speaking of they have a great craft beer quiz to take in celebration of this week. I scored ... Read More »