archive for August, 2014

How to Shave Time Off Your Brew Day

Chris Jensen · August 28

One of the challenges with brewing is the time commitment. For many, it's an all day adventure for which we must plan ahead and allocate time away from family, chores and other hobbies. My Pintwell partner, Jeremy, actually finds that the only way he can brew these days is to take a day off of work!

It is one of of the compelling reasons to go BIAB or back to extract brewing. Back when I did the latter I used to knock out a ...

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Tap Room Tour: Walter's Brewing

Jeremy Short · August 22

There’s a new brewery in Pueblo, Colorado with an old name: Walter’s Brewing Company. While spending a weekend in Pueblo I had a chance to check out Walter’s. Located in a nondescript old warehouse it is easy to walk past the entrance without noticing the small sign just above the door. I had never heard of Walter’s before my visit and had no idea that Walter’s Beer had been a brewery for many, many years in Pueblo before it close ...

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Who makes the best Pilsner?

Jeremy Short · August 13

One of my all around favorite beer styles is the always drinkable pilsner. So when Billy suggested a pilsner blind tasty for our next Denver Tasting Lab get together I got a little excited. Nah, I was VERY excited. Going into this tasting I already had some favorite pilsners to cheers on which would make the results all the more exciting. Man, I used the word excite way too much in that paragraph.

The Beers

Generally we stuck with German Style Pilsners which feature a ...

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We have a newsletter now!

Jeremy Short · August 13

You can get Pintwell in your inbox! How fantastic is that?!?! I am even using exclamation points!!! I know you are probably just as excited as I am. Okay, I take that back: you’re probably NOT as excited as I am. Either way, you should totally sign up. Just use the little form on the right of this or any post on Pintwell. Also, we promise not to overload your inbox. The newsletter will only come out once a month and it will let ...

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Tap Room Tour: Monk's Cafe, Philadelphia

Chris Jensen · August 6

I had the good fortune of visiting the famed Monk's Cafe in Philadelphia last week. I'd been there a couple times before, but that was prior to my visit to Belgium and my profound love of Belgian beers. And while I remember respecting the place, I absolutely did not appreciate the place for what it is.

Monk's is one of the best beer bars in the US. To start, the beer list is unmatched. I've known for years that Philly is ...

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