Craft Beer Club Blog
Thanks for visiting the Original Craft Beer Club Blog! Below you'll find an array of craft beer-themed posts addressing all aspects of this wondrous libation! We've included explanations to frequently asked craft beer questions, many of which have been answered in the Beer Trivia section of our monthly "Micro Brew News" publication that accompanies your Craft Beer Club shipments. We also offer delicious beer recipes, dive into some tricks of the trade and much more. If you're interested in all things craft beer - this is the blog for you!
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Malting: Grain Modification
The “modification” of grain during malting is solely the task of the maltster. The maltster will harness nature and natural processes to create the soul of every beer.Read more...
Malting: Enzyme Creation
Good malt makes good beer, and good beer makes everyone happy. I don't think it can be overstated how important malt is in making your favorite craft beer. Malt is the foundation that all other beer ingredients build on.Read more...
The Ultimate Guide to Beer Malt
Knowing malt is knowing beer, and knowing your beer is knowing enjoyment. All malt follows a similar path, from raw cereal grain to kilned sugary kernel to the backbone of beer.Read more...
Admiral Maltings' Head Maltster: Speaking on Malt
I recently had the opportunity to interview a California Maltster, Curtis Davenport, of Admiral Maltings. Their malt house uses a two-floor malting operation, each holds batches of green malt of approximately 7-7.5 tons of grain.Read more...
Rauchbier and the Creation of Smoked Beers
I closed my eyes, believing upon opening them I would be greeted by a smoky piece of barbecued meat. But this scent wasn't coming from ribs, or sausage, or brisket, but a malty hoped carbonated beverage. This was my first experience with a Rauchbier, or smoked beer.Read more...
The Enzymatic Brut IPA
When a new delivery from The Original Craft Beer Club comes to your door, or while looking at the tap handles at a local pub, what comes to mind? Maybe the anticipation of the delicious flavors of malt, hops, or yeast?Read more...
What Makes a Kölsch a Kölsch?
As an avid craft beer drinker, you may have noticed Kölsch beer becoming popular with American craft beer producers and drinkers alike. Kölsch style beer has a fascinating history and tradition, undoubtedly playing a part in shaping today's beer culture.Read more...