IT’S ALIIIIIIVE!

Last year Quality Control Technician Daryl Reicker helped us plant our very own hop rhizome. We know you’ve been on the edges of your seats about how baby Cascade is doing, so here’s an update from the garden!

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The truth about adjuncts

Consumers often question the use of adjuncts in beer, asking: why not stick with using 100% malted barley to create your fermentable sugars? Adjunct use can have an impact on the financial picture at a large-scale brewing operation, but they can have an even more significant impact on the scientific picture. Depending on the type of beer being made, including adjuncts in the recipe can be enormously beneficial to the end product.

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From water to brewing liquor

For a brewery – no matter how big or how small – water is a very big deal. After all, beer can be up to 95% water. The H2O used in the beer-making recipe is often referred to as “brewing liquor” and its make-up has a big impact on the quality and properties of the beer produced.

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MBA How-To: Plant Your Own Hops

We’re finishing up our extended hops month with a ceremonial planting. We’ve got ourselves a baby Cascade hop plant! Follow along with us as we plant it and see where it grows! (Hopefully not all over the yard.)

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