An American Ale

Two days after Ryan and I created a batch of beer, there’s proof that fermentation is going on.


We did a pretty simple American Ale. We used Cascade hops that I had dried and froze last summer. I hope to have this beer ready by Easter.

I also tasted some of our hard cider, which we made last October, and has been sitting under pressure in a keg. I really like it and we’ll have that on hand for Easter as well.

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  1. Peter Mui March 28, 2010

    You might be interested in this exhibit at UC Berkeley’s School of Anthropology:

    99 Bottles of Beer: Global Brewing Traditions, 2500 BC – the Present

    Exhibit – Artifacts | October 3, 2009 – September 30, 2010 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology

    Sponsor: Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

    This lively exhibit goes well beyond beer as we know it today.
    Along with German steins and American beer bottles, are a stunning Incan jar for corn beer, measuring four feet, ceramic beer cups from ancient Egypt, more than four thousand years old, and a range of cups and flasks for Japanese sake.

    Drawing from a collection of over a thousand beer-related items,
    this exhibit of about 130 items focuses on the material aspects of beer production and consumption: objects for brewing, storing,
    transporting, serving, and drinking. This rich display reveals the striking unities and diversities of human cultures as they come together to celebrate the fruit of the grain.

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