No Water. No Beer.

Water for People provides developing countries with access to clean water. Pictured: Boy in Malawi. (Credit: Water for People)

If you can boil water, you can brew beer. A common utterance from experienced homebrewers to nervous novices contemplating their first batch, but they aren’t far off. Sure, there are multiple steps involved and the whole process takes three to four hours, so maybe making lasagna would be a more apt comparison. Whatever the statement, […]

Factotum Brewhouse launches Kickstarter to complete facility

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Sometimes, you just need a professional. At least that’s the idea Chris Bruns is taking up with the Factotum Brewhouse. Every weekend all over this city of ours dozens of homebrewers get out enormous pots and boil up grains, add hops, and casually enjoy the resulting five-ish gallons of beer over the coming weeks. There […]

A chat with Scott Witsoe of Wit’s End Brewing Co

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We’ve all had that feeling like we’re at the end of our rope. If you’re Scott Witsoe of Wit’s End Brewing Company you take a swig of Dale’s Pale Ale, let the familiar bite refresh your soul, and transform your anxious sentiment into a haven for those in the same boat. The cure for what […]

A few words with Black Shirt Brewing’s Branden Miller

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Craft beer is a labor of love, sure, but the crew at Black Shirt Brewing (BSB) takes it to a whole new level. When Branden Miller, 31, discovered the spot for BSB (3719 Walnut St) around this time two years ago, the windows of the grungy run-down space sharing walls with a liquor store featured plywood […]

Crafty Ladies Brew a Beer with Oskar Blues

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By Liz Henry, guest writer I enjoy good beer. Even more, I enjoy good company. It’s only logical that Highland Tap and Burger’s Crafty Ladies Beer Club has become a regular event on my calendar. Owner Katie O’Shea opens her door to twice a month to groups of ladies ready to hear from local breweries […]