What Does “Craft” Mean? Let Me Help You Out

TPFLately, I’ve read variations on the following a LOT:

“I don’t even know what “craft beer” means, anymore.”

“The term “craft” has simply outlived its usefulness.”

It was always stupid, “Craft” – what does that even mean?” There’s no “craft” to making Budweiser? Miller? “It’s like a clubhouse we invented so we could keep out the Big Kids.”

These are actual quotes and only a tiny fraction of what you’ll find online. For those who may not have encountered this sort of confused breast-beating, let me explain:

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Sustainable Homebrewing

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Written by Franz Hofer for A Tempest in a Tankard

Earth Day 2015 is now receding in the rear-view mirror, but it’s worth keeping the Earth Day ethos in mind whenever we fire up our brewing systems. With the annual Big Brew festivities rapidly approaching, we may even want to challenge ourselves to put some of the following ideas into practice.

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Down the Rabbit Hole: Doppelbock-Braised Rabbit

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Written by Franz Hofer for A Tempest in a Tankard

Rabbit was a rare bird on many a North American menu until relatively recently. Sure, the French had their Lapin à la moutarde and the Germans their Hasenpfeffer. But it wasn’t until European-influenced chefs on this side of the pond began wondering where all the rabbits were hiding that artisanal producers began to answer the demand for this lean and delicate meat reminiscent of chicken in taste and texture.

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