How to Make Beer – Part 1

Those many hundreds of brewpubs and micro breweries that are popping us all over the US and across the world? Most of them are being run by Brewmasters who began as home brewers. You can be one too! Let’s start now in – “How to Make Beer.”

Edgar Allan Poe Lines On Ale

Beer Poetry – “Lines On Ale” ~ Edgar Allan Poe
Fill with mingled cream and amber,
I will drain that glass again.
Such hilarious visions clamber…

Making a Yeast Starter

Why should you be making a yeast starter? This highly debated subject has many opinions about it. The bottom line is that there is safety in numbers. The more yeast – in general – the better, or safer you’ll be on brewing day.

Summer Shandy Recipe

You may find that a Summer Shandy Recipe is just what someone who doesn’t like beer will like. Here, let’s give it a try! It’s so simple; it’s child’s play for adult children. Summer Shandy is mix of a light style beer and lemonade, or flavored sparkling water.


Radler – aka Shandy
Radler is a coolant that refreshes, is light on taste, and gives you a “livin’ is easy” feeling? You know – this one could be called a “lawn mower” beer.

12 Tips for Better Home Brew

What can you do to improve your home brew? Use these great tips for better home brew. Just like the ones that Brewmasters, Sam Calagione, Dale Katechis, Jim Koch, Jeff Lebesch, and hundreds of others have used. They used tips for better home brew and so can you!

Chocolate Stout Milkshake

Wow! Chocolate Stout Milkshake? Can you say, sweet and easy? This Chocolate Stout Milkshake recipe is just that. I can…

Yard Glass

The Yard Glass or Long Glass, so called because it is about one yard (3 feet) long – is of English origin. Long and slender, it has a trumpet-shaped opening and a bulbous bottom that is supported in a wooden stand.

Grilled Chicken with Garlic Beer Marinade

Grilling and craft beer go together so well! Grilled Chicken marinated with Beer and Garlic is no exception. Of course any extra beer is for drinking. It’s hot while running a grill and an outdoor chef needs coolant. So fire up your grill and get ready!


In the 17th century, England colonized India and stationed military and other English citizens there. Military men were accustomed to drinking 1 gallon of ale a day and expected the same when stationed abroad. That was a big problem for British Ale in India.