Beer of the Week March 11th – My Helles Light

Maybe I shouldn’t be surprised at the origin of this weeks BotW. You won’t find this beer on Untappd, Beer People, Rate Beer, or Beer Advocate. Unless you’re a personal friend of a guy named Paul Anderson, you’ll probably never get to try this beer. Does this make me a beer snob? Maybe, a little.

Sterling Pounder Maibock Completion

Back in November, one of our local breweries, Beaver Island Brewing, hosted a wort drive event featuring the Sterling Pounder Maibock, a recipe by Michael Dawson, author of “Mashmaker: A Citizen-Brewer’s Guide to Making Great Beer at Home”. There were various tiers of participation but I was only in for the 5 gallons of wort

Session Experimental Pale Ale

I attended Homebrew Con this last June in Minneapolis, MN (close to home) and during the expo part of the event, I collected a lot of hop samples, about a dozen different types from various hop growers. Most of these are in 1 oz. packages and hops I’ve not used before so I don’t have

Cloudy Town Brewers Host September Club Meeting

Last week, our local homebrew club, the Cloudy Town Brewers, met at the downtown, St. Cloud, location of The House of Pizza with about 15 members in attendance.