Beer History

The princess and the early Swedish lager

Like some stories, this one starts with a princess. Well, kind of — we’ll start a little earlier. In the mid-1800s, Frederik Rosenquist, an ex-military captain, went to Germany to find a master brewer for the brewery he was planning

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The princess and the early Swedish lager

Like some stories, this one starts with a princess. Well, kind of — we’ll start a little earlier. In the mid-1800s, Frederik Rosenquist, an ex-military captain, went to Germany to find a master brewer for the brewery he was planning

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Skål 2!

Hi! I’m excited to have folks once again come to the Swedish American Museum on Thursday, June 16 to sample beers from all of the Nordic countries and learn a little about the history of Scandinavian beer, as well as

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Skål 2!

Hi! I’m excited to have folks once again come to the Swedish American Museum on Thursday, June 16 to sample beers from all of the Nordic countries and learn a little about the history of Scandinavian beer, as well as

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On Wunderkammer, Ole Worm, and Yeast Wreaths

It’s been awhile since I brewed a beer. Time, and space, seemed to always be getting in the way. Making beer has always calmed me; I like the ritual, the pace, the chemistry, the history, and the life it takes

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On Wunderkammer, Ole Worm, and Yeast Wreaths

It’s been awhile since I brewed a beer. Time, and space, seemed to always be getting in the way. Making beer has always calmed me; I like the ritual, the pace, the chemistry, the history, and the life it takes

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Winter Warmer: The Danish Art of Hygge in the Baltic Porter

This article was originally published on Winter 2015 issue of Mash Tun Journal. There’s a Danish way of living called hygge, a hard-to-translate-into-English concept the Danes adhere to in the colder, darker months (though, it can be a year-round philosophy).

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Winter Warmer: The Danish Art of Hygge in the Baltic Porter

This article was originally published on Winter 2015 issue of Mash Tun Journal. There’s a Danish way of living called hygge, a hard-to-translate-into-English concept the Danes adhere to in the colder, darker months (though, it can be a year-round philosophy).

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Skål!

In October 2014, I did a fun fundraiser for the Swedish American Museum to raise money for its Water Tower Fund. I presented some Swedish beer history, and then we sampled Swedish and other Nordic beers.  You can download the

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Skål!

In October 2014, I did a fun fundraiser for the Swedish American Museum to raise money for its Water Tower Fund. I presented some Swedish beer history, and then we sampled Swedish and other Nordic beers.  You can download the

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