Beyond the Brewhouse

Ken Grossman on Fred Eckhardt

I first met Fred Eckhardt as a fledgling homebrewer back in the early ’70s through his book “A Treatise on Lager Beers.” Fred’s was one of the first books focusing on the small-scale brewing of quality beer, and a major influence on my brewing.

Years later, during our 30th Anniversary celebration, I had the opportunity to brew with him, and we really got to know each other in a different way. Read more.

Beyond the Brewhouse

Engineering a Beer Can

The anatomy of a can might seem pretty basic, but every single Pale Ale can was once part of a 25,000-pound roll of aluminum—a true behemoth. Read more.

Beyond the Brewhouse

Ken's Story: Beyond the Pale


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Ken Grossman has a knack for flavor and aroma, but before he put that gift toward beer, he built stink bombs that drove his entire junior high school outside gasping for air. Read more.