Month: April 2018

Getting to know: Excosa Brouwerij

Excosa Brouwerij is popular. When the brewery makes a public appearance, passionate brewers Nico Landheer and Jan van Trooyen take central position amid the commotion. Their bar at a beer festival is abuzz, and it can be something of a challenge to negotiate the thronging 

(Briefly) Getting to know: Haymarket Brewing

Kaeru Beer would like to thank Frank Shepard from Haymarket Brewing — a long-established brewery and brewpub located in Chicago and Bridgman, MI — for the beers and chat a few weeks ago at Beermiscuous. Haymarket Brewing focuses primarily on European styles, particularly Belgian, but 

Getting to know: San Diego Brewing Co.

In many cases, age, maturity and longevity is simply an excuse grasped by younger people to justify what they would like to see as a widening gap between their own youth and what is, in fact, nothing more than an aging youthfulness. And never the 

BeerCellarList: the go-to app for beer collectors

The practice of storing our favourite beers to consume at a later date, once we hope the flavour has matured, is nothing new.  People have been ‘cellaring’ beers at home for about as long as beer has existed.  Most beer lovers will have a cool 

Getting to know Epic Brewing Company

It is a mountain.  Let’s call it Mount Epic.  Despite its seemingly minute appearance from the street, the footprint of Epic Brewing Company’s Salt Lake City facility, a short stroll south from Downtown, is huge.  Epic Brewing Company appears to have taken its cue from 

CAMRA revitalisation: two steps forward, one step back

  Kaeru Beer have been members of the UK’s Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) for many, many years, and we recently voted in support of a series of measures designed to update CAMRA’s Articles of Association, a series of measures that will update the organisation 

CANarchy in the USA

  There’s strength in numbers.  It’s proven.  One brewery working with another creates a stronger bond.  Many breweries collaborate with another brewery on beers, brewing and events, for example.  Some breweries are acquired, and others merge to create a larger parent brewery.  For whatever reason 

Getting to know: Latchkey Brewing Company

  The paying public literally got its first taste of Latchkey Brewing Company’s beers at the new brewery and tasting room in San Diego’s Middletown neighbourhood last week, and Kaeru Beer was there to find out what was happening from co-founder Gerald Dollente. Beer-tourists from 

Post-hardcore beers from Deftones

How did Belching Beaver Brewery become the official brewer for everybody’s favourite post-hardcore band, Deftones?  Kaeru Beer visited the brewery’s North Park Tasting Room to find out. Being avid fans of the Grammy Award winning metal titans, Belching Beaver Brewery heard rumours that the band 

How to build a Foeder

  Outside Benelux, Foeders are a rarity.  Most people don’t even know what they are. They could be described as extra-large barrels used in the production of sour beers, for example.  What is important, however, are the properties of a Foeder. Their size is important