In this episode of Craftwerk, Mikkeller goes to Belium to sample lambic with Frank Boon and declares they are making their own using Calvados barrels!
Learn how to pronounce this brewery’s name, what it means (it’s both an amalgamation of the owners names and øl, the Danish word for beer), and how they’re pushing boundaries with inventions like freeze-dried beer.
An important discussion on the liberalization of craft beer, wine and spirits in Ontario. It’s slowly happening, but we have a long way to go. Check out that chart at 19:49…. I don’t know how whisky makers can possibly turn a profit in this province. Can we talk about how Matt Gibson from Nickel Brook Brewery should have his own show?
Vice Munchies recently featured one of the most hipster craft breweries in the world, New Belgium. Like most established American craft breweries, they make some world-class IPAs and have an extensive barrel aging program.
I hear they pay their employees to ride their bike to work… And give them a sweet New Belgium bike after working there for a year. Yeah they have some great benefits.
Bikes and good beer for all!
“You’ve probably heard that old adage that every person has at least one good book in them — I believe in something grander than that. I believe that every great person, has at least one great beer in them.” I love Sam Calagione.
Together with Italian chef Mario Batali, he brews a citrus tomato Pruno (a prison alcoholic beverage that beer writer Ben T. Johnson is rumoured to have started his career with). Enjoy.
Today Vice released a video in which Sam Calagione, one of my favourite people in the beer world, takes us on a tour of the Dogfish Head brewery and pub in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. I’m drooling over “the biggest wooden brewing vessels built in America since before prohibition” and those stills! Enjoy.
I approve of Vice Munchies‘ new video series: Craft Werk. In this video, Brooklyn Brewery founders Steve Hindy and Tom Potter talk about the brewery’s humble beginnings, all the way to its present day success. I am particularly fascinated by old New York, and the designer who gave them their iconic name and logo. I hope to visit them when I’m in Brooklyn next April! Cheers.
This craft beer documentary was released over a year ago, and features brewers from Bellwoods Brewery and Dieu du Ciel, among many others. There are a bunch of clips on the film’s site. I hope to watch the full doc soon!