Category Pontifications

Lambic brew day, year 2, plus year 1 Lambic blending and bottling, and year 1 Kriek

I can hardly believe it’s been over a year since we committed our first batch of Lambic to the barrel. This time, things are a little more intense, as now we need to blend off 1 barrel the first batch of 1 year Lambic, brew Lambic for year two, AND rack off for Kriek to […]

Stone Mountain Brewers on Facebook

We’ve finally gone and done it. We’ve made our little habit and official “home-brew club”, with it’s own page and everything. We finally have a place for all of our disparate documentation to go. It’s nice to see a bunch of it in one place now, and we’ll be updating with more projects soon. So, […]

My Solera Sour Brown Ale, Featured on Basic Brewing Radio

I recently did two things that I would typically never do, and that is sending out beers for complete strangers to review, and then being interviewed about said beers for the world to hear. The former is largely because I typically eschew competition, and the second because it’s horrifying to hear my speaking voice played […]

Chasing a dream… Lambic

Having brewed predominately sour beers for the past few years now, I’ve for assorted reasons, always avoided Lambic. I’m sure it’s some combination of the mythical significance it holds within the brewing community at large, and with that the lore of how incredibly difficult it is to produce. Turbid mashes, fussy microbes, and assorted other […]

Saison du Mysterié

I suppose it happens to every homebrewer at some point, you go buy a bunch of ingredients for a specific beer, with all the care and planning you usually do, but at some point it sits in your grain storage, and is forgotten about completely. Well, in this case not completely… I knew I needed to […]

Beercation Day Five, Asheville, Highlands Brewing, Wedge Brewing

I really knew nothing about Asheville before this trip, so I was ill prepared for the amazing mix of country, urban detritus and craft revival that awaited us. Pulling in alongside a graffiti coated freight train, through beautifully dilapidated abandoned buildings, dotted with art studios, and local businesses, set the tone appropriately for the next […]

Beercation Day Four, Hiking in Shenandoah, Foothills Brewpub

This day was unique in the Beercation schedule, as it was focussed more on a hike in Shenandoah, than beer drinking. In fact I think this was possibly the only day we didn’t have beer before 5. The hike almost didn’t happen due to weather concerns. Firstly there was the possibility of rain, which we […]