Jeremy Short

Jeremy likes beer. He likes it so much he made this blog to waste time writing about beer. He's a BJCP National Beer Judge and brews whenever his children allow him to (and when he has available keg space). You can talk to Jeremy by emailing him jeremy(a)pintwell.com or through @pintwell on Twitter. 

Book Review: Steve Hindy's 'The Craft Beer Revolution'

Jeremy Short · May 28

Over the last few decades, much has changed across the American beer landscape. The rows of beer at my neighborhood liquor store have morphed from a few American lagers into a dizzying array of IPAs, stouts, sours, and more IPAs. To be fair I am not old enough to remember quite how bleak the beer landscape once was, but Steve Hindy is and he has wrapped up these changes in his new book The Craft Beer Revolution. From the title, and the inside slip of ...

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Colorado still has a lot of great homebrew competitions coming up

Jeremy Short · May 20

I've just updated our Colorado 2014 list of homebrew competitions and there's a bunch of new ones to start brewing for!

Know of any we are missing? Send me a note and I will happy to get it up there (jeremy (a) pintwell (.) com). 

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What is it like going to Stone's Liberty Station with two young kids while you have a cold?

Jeremy Short · April 30

Cough, cough. Sneeze. Drink some water. Hmm, the beer bottle list is pretty impressive. Cough. Hey, where did my son go? No, don't put your hand in that pond. Sit over here. Sneeze. Cough... Cough. Cough. I'll take the ordinary bitter.

San Diego has a great beer scene. There are a bunch of famous breweries and even a cool place to check out yeast http://www.whitelabs.com/. In my view, any place you can check out yeast is cool. I like beer ...

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Shirron Plate Chiller Review

Jeremy Short · April 2

We’re on a plate chiller writing spree at Pintwell! While Chris is a fan of the Duda Diesel, for the money I think the Shirron Plate Chiller is a solid choice. At a touch less than $100 the Shirron Plate Chiller is cheaper than many immersion chillers you will find out there. And it’s compact and does the job. I can cool down my wort to pitching temps in half the time it takes me with my immersion chiller.

The Good

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Why Does My Beer Smell Like Butter?

Jeremy Short · March 26

If you're here, you may have just cracked up in a bottle of homebrew and took a big whiff of butter from your pint glass. Yum, butter? Wait, this isn't supposed to smell like butter. What happened to my beer? And just maybe you took a swig of that beer and there is is again: butter. Not cool. You, my friend, have diacetyl. Adding a butter aroma and flavor, Diacetyl is one of the more common off-flavors found in beer. So what causes ...

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Is the Blichmann BoilMaker worth all that money?

Jeremy Short · March 14

When you walk into your local brew shop or look through a homebrew website one kettle looks more fancy than the rest: The Blichmann BoilMaker. Much of the equipment used and found in the homebrew world looks like it was built for something other than brewing beer like cooler mash tuns, turkey fryers or converted kegs. The BoilMaker is one of those fews products that looks purpose built for homebrewing. All the features and designs of the BoilMaker have the homebrewer in mind and they ...

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Drinking Coors Extra Gold from a Wine Glass

Jeremy Short · February 7

This post is part of the Session which is being hosted this month by Literature & Libation. The theme of this month’s session is to review a beer without reviewing a beer. Go it? I am not sure I do either but here is my attempt.

There are beers and then there are great beers and among those greats is Coors Extra Gold. Oh, you think this is satire? No, no, no. Hold it right there, says the belligerent blogger. Take off your fancy craft ...

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How to Make Crystal Clear Beer

Jeremy Short · February 4

One of most satisfying things is pouring a pint of your own crystal clear homebrew and knowing that your beer looks and tastes as good as anything you could have bought at the liquor store. Another advantage of crystal clear beer is that the uninitiated homebrew guests that visit your house won't be totally freaked out by a cloudy muddled beer that screams: yo, bro! Check out this beer I made in my closet! Otherwise, you might get a polite smile and a request ...

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The Craftbeer Infographic Infographic!

Jeremy Short · January 23

I will occasionally get requests to have guest posts on this blog and more often than not that guest post has a handy dandy infographic. I am using the term "info" loosely while the term "graphic" is indeed an accurate statement.  There are hundreds of beer related infographics floating around. And if you follow Jay Brook’s Brookston Beer Bulletin you would have run into his massive collection of beer related infographics. While many of them are quite good and even beautifully designed many of ...

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Quick Guide to Light Lagers

Jeremy Short · January 9

Light lagers usually don’t inspire the passions of your everyday home brewer or fancy pants beer drinker. I say to hell with that! This is a great set of beers that doesn't get the respect it deserves. These are challenging beers to produce and when done well are among the most drinkable and enjoyable beers made. There's a reason light lagers dominate beer consumption around the world. I am not saying this as a defence for beers like Bud Light or Coors ...

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Traquair House Ale

Jeremy Short · January 7

I’ve had a harder time keeping up with these posts since my day job started back up. Also, drinking and writing about beers twelve days in a row is more challenging than I had originally anticipated (and expensive). I know this is on the verge of blasphemy, yet it’s true, I don’t always feel like drinking beer when I get home. More so, I don’t feel like writing about beer twelve days in a row because I am super lazy and ...

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