Family and friends sprawled on furniture, mouths agape, snoring—it’s the sign of a successful Thanksgiving feast. Second (and third and fourth) helpings of, well, everything take us down for the count. Somehow it’s an endearing part of the holiday. The naps give us juice for the next round of board games, movie watching, verbal outbursts toward NFL players, or whatever traditions bring your loved ones together. Now, what should be your contribution to the coma-inducing potluck? Read more.November 26, 2013 – 8:46am
A sea of hop popcorn, that’s what it looks like. A beer lover’s ball pit, perhaps.
For a place that’s oppressively hot, a hop-drying facility, or kiln, manages to be rather beautiful. Often football fields in length, the room brims with a beer ingredient we craft brewers cherish, and if there are skylights, majestic sunshine cascades in to make one big hop halo.
It’s a delicate beauty, though. A misstep in the kiln “is probably the easiest way to mess up a hop batch,” said Tom Nielsen, our in-house raw ingredients guru. Read more.November 13, 2013 – 12:17pm