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Honey; The Bees Knees and the Brewers Need

Part One: The Bees Knees As far as natural sweeteners go, there is simply nothing better that honey. Incredibly flavorful, naturally preserved, produced by fluffy little bright yellow critters, many health benefits and even more uses. Honey is complex and … Continue reading

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Heather Ale by Robert Louis Stevenson

Heather Ale From the bonny bells of heather, They brewed a drink long syne, Was sweeter far than honey, Was stronger far than wine. They brewed it and they drank it, And lay in blessed swound, For days and days … Continue reading

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Real Ale: Let me tell you how I really feel.

“Real ale is fucking incredible and I believe it could change the relationship that people have with alcohol for the better and save lives.” -Me Sound crazy? I hope so. Now that I have your attention, let me explain: Real … Continue reading

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Hop Plugs: Stout and Round, but No Less Beautiful

In beer, hops are the ingredient which balances the malty sweetness by adding bitterness and a wide variety of flavors and aromas. Hops contain essential oils, which provide aromas, and acids (alpha acids and beta acids) which proved bitterness to … Continue reading

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Brew Like a girl!

Here inlays the steps on how to get started brewing your own beer combined with a look into the semi-regular days of three amateur brewers from Olds College Water + [heat] + Grains + [time] = Wort + [heat] + … Continue reading

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Class Trip to Yakima, Washington: For the Love of Beer!

We departed from the Land sciences building at 8am on the tenth of September with little understanding of what we were up against for the next five days; an overwhelming line up of brewery tours, beer tastings, hop farm tours … Continue reading

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Allow me to Introduce Myself!

Hello, great world of brewers! Allow me to introduce myself; my name is Taylor Leigh Larson, and I have recently started the Brewmaster and Brewery Operations Management Diploma Program at Olds college. I was born and raised in Red Deer … Continue reading

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