Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Brewing Process: 101 Ways To Make Your Beer

Well, maybe not quite 101 ways but this should give you an idea of what I am thinking here. Brewing is basic right? A handful of main ingredients, add some water, convert sugars to alcohol, add hops.....that's about it, right? For those of you that are very specific and literal, don't worry I realize I oversimplified a bit. But, here's my point: Go to any brewery's website and chances are good that they have attempted to describe their brewing process. Some go into much more detail than others. Of course, at the end of the day, they are all basically doing the same thing. But, I have always found it interesting to see how breweries will attempt to differentiate themselves from each other in the way they describe their brewing process. Following are examples of just some of the breweries and their stories of making beer. Have you come across any interesting brewing illustrations or stories that breweries put on their websites? 21st Amendment Duclaw Brewing Co. Erie Brewing Co. Goose Island Beer Co. Golden Avalanche Brewing Co. Gordon Biersch Harpoon Brewery High Point Brewing Co. Lancaster Brewing Co. Penn Brewing Co. Port Brewing Co. (Pizza Port) Pyramid Breweries Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery Samuel Adams (Boston Beer Co.) - {Click on 'Brewery Tour'} San Francisco Brewing Co. Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Spoetzl Brewery (Shiner) Thirsty Bear Brewing Co. Trap Rock Restaurant & Brewery Triumph Brewing Co. - {Click on 'Beyond the Pale', then click 'How We Brew'} Tun Tavern Restaurant & Brewery Victory Brewing Co. Westvleteren Trappist Yards Brewing Co.

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