Monday Beer Club – Meeting #8.5

Monday is as much a state of mind as it is a day of the week. So I figure it’s fine for Monday Beer Club to meet on a Tuesday. And since we’re stretching the boundaries today, we also met at a “guest brewery” – Sawdust City in Gravenhurst Ontario. Here is the agenda forContinue reading “Monday Beer Club – Meeting #8.5”

Hops All The Way Down

Hops are an essential ingredient in all modern beer, but this hasn’t always been case. Originally, beer was flavoured with “gruit”, a mixture of various herbs and flowers. But from the 13th to the 15th century, hops replaced gruit as the preferred bittering agent in beer. This happened for a variety of reasons. Taxation playedContinue reading “Hops All The Way Down”