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Here's How A Six-Pack Of Craft Beer Ends Up Costing $12

taylorgotbeats:

Beer, Hope, Love 09.12.2014

Took a drive down to the south bay last night for some fine Belgium ales at Monkish Brewery.

20311 S Western Ave, Torrance, CA 90501

Dope.

aimlessoblivion82:

Holy hell! That is an amazing hop aroma! It totally reminds me of when you add hops in the boil. Truly masterful how they got so much hop flavor in this.

I decided this would be my pregame for the Oktoberfest today, I’m afraid my pallet will be destroyed after this though.

Between this and Narwhal; Sierra Nevada has some deliciously beastly seasonal beers. Nice choice!

ironcladbrewery:

Okay! So, there has been so much going on at the brewery over the past few weeks, it’s taken forever to catch up on everything! We had a crane company come at 6 in the morning last Friday to put HVAC units and other equipment on the roof. Tony has worked on building the front of the bar on the second floor. HVAC is being installed all over the place inside. It’s amazing how many people are in the building every day working on so many projects! I didn’t even get a chance to put the new staircase pictures in this post. I’ll be posting the pictures for the staircase once I can get pictures of the second back staircase going up. Also, we’ll be finally putting a “Coming Soon” banner over the entrance to the brewery so anyone walking by knows what’s going in the building. We’ve been planning and coming up with ideas of what kind of lighting will be installed, and picking out stain for the downstairs brewery-side bar as well as picking out tile for the bathroom floors. It’s coming together beautifully! We cannot wait to see the finished product!

Clever.

Clever.

(Source: bearmountainbrewing)

luk-cha:

@stonebrewingco happy 18th guys, this beer for me has a story, and a few airmiles too, i have carried the from stones store in escondido #sandiego to #newyorkcity and then from there back #hongkong #shenzhen i had a small sample from stones place in san deigo airport which i didnt like, but drinking this now it is really very different, the combination of the malt and hops just brings out a pineapple and passion fruit this is a beer i like #stonebrewingco #18anniipa #ipa #craftbeer #beer #laowai

Stone in Hong Kong! That IS quite a journey.

luk-cha:

@stonebrewingco happy 18th guys, this beer for me has a story, and a few airmiles too, i have carried the from stones store in escondido #sandiego to #newyorkcity and then from there back #hongkong #shenzhen i had a small sample from stones place in san deigo airport which i didnt like, but drinking this now it is really very different, the combination of the malt and hops just brings out a pineapple and passion fruit this is a beer i like #stonebrewingco #18anniipa #ipa #craftbeer #beer #laowai

Stone in Hong Kong! That IS quite a journey.

drunksincerity:

deschutesbrewery:

Game on! Fresh crystal hops arrived this morning which can only mean one thing…we’re brewing Hop Trip!

HOP TRIP!!!!

drunksincerity:

deschutesbrewery:

Game on! Fresh crystal hops arrived this morning which can only mean one thing…we’re brewing Hop Trip!

HOP TRIP!!!!

truchadacat:

Cap That Shit

truchadacat:

Cap That Shit

bigskybrewing:

Through some serious #hardwork and dedication our old, used, pieced together bottling line runs more efficient & faster than it ever has before- at any brewery.  That’s 390 bottles a minute that we’re pretty proud of around these parts. #craftbeer #montana

That’s rad.

bigskybrewing:

Through some serious #hardwork and dedication our old, used, pieced together bottling line runs more efficient & faster than it ever has before- at any brewery. That’s 390 bottles a minute that we’re pretty proud of around these parts. #craftbeer #montana

That’s rad.

ferretthebeer:

The Ninkasi Space Program Mission One Documentary

Ninkasi Brewing Company of Eugene, Oregon teamed up with the Civilian Space eXploration Team and Team Hybriddyne to launch some live yeast to space, bring it back to Earth, and then brew beer with it…

…A truly successful space beer in their minds would taste no different from beer on Earth. While it is fun to imagine that exposure to radiation in space could result in some mutations in the yeast that would lead to some truly extraterrestrial beer, the challenge that interests Ninkasi is protecting the yeast from the perils of a space mission.

“Our biggest concern with the yeast was radiation. On Earth we’re protected from the sun’s radiation, and up in space you don’t have that atmosphere to protect you,” Ninkasi’s lab technician Dana Garves said.

- “The Quest to Brew Beer With Space Yeast” by Betsy Mason for wired.com

To be honest, tasting beer made with yeast that has been in low earth orbit isn’t a huge deal to me. It seems like more of a gimmick. Unless there is an notable, taste-altering mutation. The part that really grabs me is the idea of using the beer-making process to produce a safe, potable beverage in harsh, alien environments, as has been done throughout human history. That is fascinating.

Barley has already been grown on the International Space Station. Sapporo made a beer from that barley in 2008. On his Wordpress, Dr. Ian O’Neill, a Senior Producer at Discovery News, takes the point a little further…

This is another step in the direction of a reduced dependence on Earth for the supply of food. If a Japanese brewery can produce 100 litres of beer from ingredients grown in space, we’ve made an important leap into the production of other consumables from ingredients grown in space. Imagine what this means for the future of mankind when we begin setting up colonies on the Moon and, eventually (in my lifetime I hope!) on Mars. The vision of cultivating food on other planets becomes one step closer to reality.

Mission One was ultimately unsuccessful in that the location systems on the rocket failed and it couldn’t be found for 27 days. The yeast had a viability lifespan of only 8 hours. Thus, it couldn’t be used for brewing once the brewery got their box back. However, it still has lessons for the lab scientists to learn, regardless of it being viable for beer production.

Mission Two will take flight in October.

More information can be found on the project website at http://nsp.ninkasibrewing.com

Interesting.

So I blew out a couple speakers in the new car. Figures. Just don’t make em like they use to.

Helped a neighbor with a little project. This is what I unexpectedly received in return. My neighbors are awesome.

TTB Approves Brewers Notice!

ironcladbrewery:

Good News everyone! Our brewers notice has officially been approved as of 8:27am this morning by the TTB!

Sweet! Start making that beer!

Can-in-Stein: turn a beer-can into a stein

mostlysignssomeportents:

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Like some of Thinkgeek’s best products (like the Taunton guts sleeping bag), the Das Can-in-Stein started out as an April Fool’s prank but sparked so much demand that they actually started producing them. It’s a pewter-colored resin beer-can holder that makes it into a medieval-ish tavern stein. (via Oh Gizmo)

Awesome.

(via ironcladbrewery)