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Yeasts of the Southern Wild - Carolina Bauernhaus

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Killer yeasts, freak dextrin munchers that cause bottle recalls -- it’s a scary yeast-eat-yeast world out there. If you’re going to thrive in the funky Farmhouse Ale world, you better have an ace up your sleeve. The Farmhouse specialist brewers at Carolina Bauernhaus have an ace on the team in Chief Flora Farmer David Thornton. Thornton uses a method he invented called “yeast boot camp” to power up unique cultures from all over the world, giving Bauernhaus a...

Kissing a Dead Cow: Logsdon Farmhouse’s Secret Mascot

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Over the past few years, visitors to Logsdon Farmhouse Brewery came to get a taste of their world-renowned Farmhouse Ales, but many of them also ended up kissing a dead cow! On the way to Logsdon’s barrel cave, you pass under the silent guardian on the way to the door -- the dead, desiccated head of Rupert, Logsdon’s cow mascot. Rupert started out on Logsdon farms as a living mascot, the first bull of their herd of Scottish...

Eastsound and Down a Pint: Island Hoppin’ Brewery

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I have a confession -- I’ve never been on an island before. Unless you count strolling down Manhattan’s busy streets or binge watching all six seasons of Lost on the island that is my full-sized bed, I’ve been on mainland USA 24/7 since the doctor slapped my newborn keister. That is until...right about now. My wife got us a sweet deal on a lodge stay on Orcas Island, Washington to get away from city life...

Fair Isle - Embarking on the Farmhouse Frontier in Seattle

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Is it possible to have a Farmhouse brewery in the middle of a major American city? Maybe not. But true Farmhouse beer can be crafted in an urban center, and Fair Isle Brewing, Seattle’s newest addition to the scene (set to open sometime next year), intends to do just that. Fair Isle is the brainchild of Seattle residents Andrew Pogue and Geoffrey Barker. Having lived in Austin for a number of years, Pogue became friends with Jeffrey Stuffings and...

A(very) Fun Visit

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Avery Brewing has stunned us for years for how they’re able to produce so many ultra smooth beers that exceed 15% ABV. With ten 240-barrel fermenter tanks and ten 720-barrel fermenter tanks, Avery has the brewing capacity to supply everyone in America with one of their high quality beers every 6 months. How do they do it!? Let’s take a tour of the brewery and find out. First step-- get it boozy… Like a multiphase space shuttle, Avery...

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