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  • When Yeast Goes Down the Drain

    Written by on September 12, 2014 in The Beer Diaries

      In the process of fermenting beer, whether on a large commercial scale or as a homebrewer, there is always leftover yeast in the form of a sludge at the bottom of the fermentation vessel. This is referred to as spent yeast, yeast slurry, or trub. Most homebrewers either dump this outside or send it […]

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  • PBS and beer!

    Written by on September 11, 2014 in The Beer Diaries

    The ‘It’s Okay to Be Smart’ series on PBS visits friends of the Beer Diaries Jester King, to find out a bit about making beer and why we appreciate it so.

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  • Beer Camp Across America Tasting

    Written by on July 22, 2014 in The Beer Diaries

    Beer Camp Across America 12 pack sampler unboxing and tasting:   A peek inside:   The greatly anticipated collaboration between 12 craft breweries around the country and Sierra Nevada is finally here.  If you missed the announcement you can read more here. Beer Camp Across America – we bought a case and tasted them all […]

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  • Rogue Ales founder passes on.

    Written by on May 28, 2014 in The Beer Diaries

    Jack Joyce, one of the founders of Rogue Ales, has died, according to reports from his son, Brett, published here.  The company and culture that Jack started in 1988 has had a significant impact on the way beer is now made and sold by craft brewers in the United States and abroad.  From community involvement, […]

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  • Real college beer now available!

    Written by on April 23, 2014 in The Beer Diaries

    The Olds College Teaching Brewery has been offering a Brewmaster and Brewing Operations Management program to students since the fall of 2013, in the town of Olds, northwest of Calgary.  It is a tw0-year course, which aims to educate students in the technical and scientific aspects of brewing craft beer, as well as in the […]

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