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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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Firestone Walker Opal

This article was originally published on Chicagoist on August 21, 2015. The beauty, and the curse, of beer is that it’s not tied to time or place. Today, you can drink a porter made in New England, which is probably

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Firestone Walker Opal

This article was originally published on Chicagoist on August 21, 2015. The beauty, and the curse, of beer is that it’s not tied to time or place. Today, you can drink a porter made in New England, which is probably

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Brekeriet Brillant

This article was originally published on Chicagoist on June 12, 2015. This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of Midsommarfest in Andersonville, the North Side neighborhood that was once a cherry orchard settled by scores of Scandinavians in the early 20th

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Brekeriet Brillant

This article was originally published on Chicagoist on June 12, 2015. This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of Midsommarfest in Andersonville, the North Side neighborhood that was once a cherry orchard settled by scores of Scandinavians in the early 20th

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Lion Stout

This article was originally published on Chicagoist on July 10, 2015 Drinking bold stouts in July is a bit like running around outside in a swimsuit during the winter (at least in Chicago), but there are many good reasons stouts

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Lion Stout

This article was originally published on Chicagoist on July 10, 2015 Drinking bold stouts in July is a bit like running around outside in a swimsuit during the winter (at least in Chicago), but there are many good reasons stouts

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