Late fall brings us a preponderance of seasonal brews, from ciders to Christmas porters to Glögg. But one you may not have heard of—and one you should definitely try—is wet-hopped beer, which is suddenly popping up in taprooms and being written about in Bon Appetit. So what is it?
Once upon a time there was a beer. A beer with bold flavor and character. A beer that was supposedly America's first IPA. But then the 1970s happened. The tastes of the masses changed, and not for the better. A tidal wave of flavorless lager rushed in. And this unique, legendary beer was washed away in the tide. Until…
With mixology and DIY designer beverages on the rise, it's no wonder that users want more control. Enter BKON's new Craft Brewer, an impressive piece of machinery that infuses liquids in a perfect vacuum. Gizmodo recently got a hands-on demo at the iconic Counter Culture in Soho—and this thing can brew.
Gizmodo has teamed up with Brooklyn’s Sixpoint Brewery to create a limited-edition IPA called Hop Tech 431, brewed especially for the Home of the Future. Last week, we looked at the story behind HBC 431, the mysterious and experimental hop we’ve chosen to brew with. Today, we’re exploring exactly what goes into…
As the microbrew industry has become increasingly crowded, brewmasters are becoming more and more creative with their ingredients and techniques. The latest trend, Outside magazine says, is spiking batches with foraged ingredients, from sassafras to kudzu. Sound delicious?
The brewmasters at Dogfish Head are certainly no strangers to experimental beers, and their latest brew may just be out of this world. They've added a dose of lunar meteorite to the recipe.
Imagine: your wife begins to think you’re a closet alcoholic, so she purchases a breathalyzer to test your blood alcohol content (BAC) throughout the day. Your doctors concur with her assessment, thinking you’re sneaking off into dark corners to imbibe without the judging eyes of the world to condemn you. The only…
It's Oktoberfest time, or what some may call a far longer, far more lederhosened St. Patrick's Day. And for this week's Shooting Challenge, let's celebrate it by celebrating the lifeblood of Oktoberfest itself: Beer.
"Blasphemy! A crime against nature!" Yes, many people feel the same way about non-alcoholic beer as they do about decaffeinated espresso. "It's just wrong and what's the point" is the thinking. Yes. Yes, you're very cool. Now shut it.
This is great. It's a five-minute guide to the craft of beer brewing, led by Charlie "The Pope of Foam" Bamforth. It's beyond charming – not to mention wonderfully informative.
In the 80 years since prohibition ended in America, home-brewed beer and wines have flourished. Homemade spirits on the other hand have generally remained illegal and illicit (mostly because taxes). Luckily, this gorgeous copper distilling kit breaks down into four innocuous kitchen gadgets when the fuzz comes…
I am non discriminatory towards beer, hell, I drink our domestic water-flavored beer with a smile on my face. But I really want to try George Washington's personal beer recipe. Even if's no good, it's freaking POTUS Beer 1.0.
If you're a fan of brewing your own beer—which, hey, it's about time you were—you can't do it much better or more expensively than this. The Synergy Home Brewing System is a $1900 beer behemoth, featuring 304 stainless steel, two 155,000 BTU propane burners, a 20 PSI high pressure regulator, and room for more hops…
I'm taking the last sip of home-brewed purple liquid. It's sweet yet balanced, fizzy yet quenching, smooth yet these words look a bit blurry. It tastes like a dangerously well-mixed drink. And just 48 short hours ago, it was Welch's.
I think I'm in love: The NanoBrewMaster Home Brew Station is an infinitely configurable, 15-gallon beer-making gift from the gods. Newbie brewers like myself just set it up, forget it, and it makes beer.