Simple label, simply great beer – Another One IPA, Maine Beer Company 1

Simple label, simply great beer - Another One IPA, Maine Beer Company
Not too long ago friend of the BrewManiacs JB gave me a few beers – a couple from Firestone Walker (Pale 31 and Pivo Pils, which I’ll probably review on here sometime soon) and another one from Maine Beer Company. I guess I should say Another One from Maine Beer Company. An IPA with a ...

OPEN SNOW DAY BEER THREAD 18

OPEN SNOW DAY BEER THREAD
Since snow days basically follow international waters rules (that is to say, there are no rules), I thought this could be a decent day to do an open beer thread. I’ll update this post with reviews of beers I’m drinking, but most of the action will (hopefully) take place in the comments. So grab a ...

Back on the horse(blanket) with a Belgian sour ale 1

Back on the horse(blanket) with a Belgian sour ale
After a frustrating Iowa basketball loss, I felt the need to do something productive, something to occupy some time, but nothing that I’d actually have to interact with people or clean or anything of the sort. Hey, I’ve got this beer I wanted to drink. HEY, I’ve got this blog I’ve been meaning to get ...

Random beer Saturday . . . IN FREAKING IOWA !!! !!! !!! 2

Random beer Saturday . . . IN FREAKING IOWA !!! !!! !!!
During the football season, I wake up at 5 a.m. every morning. Postseason, I sleep like a bear in hibernation. My favorite beer/liquor store/shop in Cedar Rapids is Benz Beverage Depot. I noticed on the Book of Faces that it was releasing the following: Bourbon County StoutBourbon County CoffeeBourbon County Barley WineBackyard RyeBig JohnStone CrimeStone ...

OPEN BEER THREAD – Because it’s almost Christmas, yo 54

OPEN BEER THREAD - Because it's almost Christmas, yo
DON’T CALL IT A COME BACK. Ok, maybe call it a come back.  Whatever.  We might end up publishing some of these drafts (no, not draughts) at some point so you can, ya know, READ some of the stuff we write… until then.  LET’S DRINK BEER!!! You know how it goes, comment below on what ...

Drink what you like. Like what you drink. 1

Drink what you like. Like what you drink.
  As I sit here drinking a New Glarus Edel Pils, I want to take a minute to talk to you all about beer snobbery. Now I know a lot of craft beer lovers are all about giant beers like imperial stouts and imperial IPA’s and imperial this or that. Or maybe they’re bragging how ...

Making Your Super Awesome Wall-Mounted Bottle Opener Even More Super Awesomer 2

Making Your Super Awesome Wall-Mounted Bottle Opener Even More Super Awesomer
The Cheapest Automatic Bottle Cap Catcher You’ll Ever Find I am confident I am not the first person to think of this… I know this much to be true.  However, last week, as I looked at my basement tile and noticed several bottle caps hanging out on the ground, it hit me.  There has to ...

This is a post on a website about beer 2

This is a post on a website about beer
I feel proud that I showed so much restraint not titling this post “Don’t Call it a Comeback” like I have for maybe 90% of the various blog posts I’ve made when I’ve come back from extended breaks (all of the blogs I’ve ever done). But dammit, it’s the Saturday of American Craft Beer Week, ...

Physics Is Your Friend 1

Physics Is Your Friend
*taps mic* Is thing thing still on? It is? Good. I guess Spank paid the hosting bill again. I should probably buy him a beer or something. I don't know about you but I'm getting ready for Spring. Temps here for the last couple of days have been in the 70's. (Let's ignore the picture ...

@NDSUMILLER Pops His Toppling Goliath Taproom Cherry (Assassin / Mornin’ Delight Release Day) 2

@NDSUMILLER Pops His Toppling Goliath Taproom Cherry (Assassin / Mornin' Delight Release Day)
Most of the Brewmaniacs made it to the @TGBrews Assassin and Mornin Delight Releases last Saturday.  An official breakdown from one of our lazy asses might happen in the near future.  Until then, we have Aaron Miller (frequenter of the guest post on BM) to tell you all about his experience at the Release, and ...

GUEST POST: Plants in Brewing

GUEST POST: Plants in Brewing
As per the norm, we have another guest post here on Brewmaniacs, take it away Jake… Plants in Brewing This guest post was written by Jake Metzler, a writer and home brewer who enjoys sharing his knowledge and interests online. When he’s not writing, Jake can be found trying to write songs or playing with ...

The Entire State of Minnesota is Getting Big Wood 1

The Entire State of Minnesota is Getting Big Wood
Yet another Minnesota Brewery is jumping to the big leagues.  Last month, Lucid made it’s way down to Rochester, MN.  Just announced a few days ago, Big Wood Brewery, out of the White Bear Lake area, will now be have their cans of beer available throughout the entire state of Minnesota.  The brewery has come ...