Klingon Imperial Porter Beer Ready for Human Consumption

Shmaltz Brewing Company has just unveiled Klingon Imperial Porter, the first of three limited Star Trek beer releases it will offer in 2017. Klingon Imperial Porter features the following malts: Specialty 2-Row, Vienna, Melanoidin, Crystal, Honey, and Pale Chocolate, as well as the following hops: Columbus and Vanguard.

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Brew Biz: Werts and All

The former location of BrewWorxs, just south of Cinci.

The Topic: The Death of Brewpubs

By Ken Carman

2836459 Years ago I wrote a column with the topic, “What Kills a Brewpub?” The example used was a brewpub in Covington, Kentucky where the brewer, who became a friend years later, had been the brewmaster. Let’s just say the conclusion was not the usual. During a time when brewpubs (90s) were the new “hot” item to open, I usually found brewpubs kacked because; trying to capitalize on the new trend, they came in and built a giant facility with more bells as whistles than one can imagine… then location, location got the best of them.
 The example I use a lot was Main Street Brewing in Worcester, MA, where they came into downtown, put in at least a 3 level brewery with a huge brew operation behind a giant horseshoe bar, second floor a concert hall for older rock groups needing a full stage like Chicago, the Association, 3rd floor a lot of regulation pools tables. There may have been a fourth level, but I don’t remember what was up there. Problem is they went into downtown Worcester, pretty much one of the deeper economic pits in mid-Mass at the time.
 Instead, in Tim’s case, the guilty party was “management, management.” OK, “horrid, horrid, horrid management.”
 A lot has changed since those days. Continue reading “Brew Biz: Werts and All”

Hoppin’ Frog creates 5-Alarm Chili Beer

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Hoppin’ Frog Brewery is releasing 5-Alarm Chili Beer-American Style on Saturday, Feb. 4. The collaboration ale, made with Siren Craft Brew in England, will be on draft and in bottles beginning at 11 a.m. The brewery’s Fred Karm calls it “a uniquely balanced hot and spicy alarm-red ale.”

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Moon Beer? Brewing Experiment Short-Listed for Indian Lunar Lander

There could soon be a whole new definition of the term “moonshine.”

A team of University of California San Diego (UCSD) engineering students is in a ferment, all hopped up to see if beer can be brewed on the moon.

Their experiment is designed to test the viability of yeast on the moon. The potential brewmasters hail from UCSD’s Jacobs School of Engineering, and call themselves “Team Original Gravity.” [Cheers! Moon-Inspired Cocktails]

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Tom Becham Reviews Green Flash Cellar 3: Oculus Sauvage with Red and Black Currants and Brett

Written by Tom Becham

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The argument over the superiority of wine or beer has been around for decades, centuries, possibly millennia. But the line between the two beverages has not always been a clear one. Dogfish Head Brewing makes a brew called Midas Touch, based on ingredients found in a 2700 year-old drinking vessel excavated in Asia Minor. The beverage is made with barley, honey and grapes. It is, essentially a hybrid of beer, wine and mead. Continue reading “Tom Becham Reviews Green Flash Cellar 3: Oculus Sauvage with Red and Black Currants and Brett”