Crap Beer: Slipping standards & lack of quality control threaten the industry

Let’s just put it out there: There’s a lot of bad beer being made these days. Don’t get me wrong, there is a lot of good beer as well—even some great beer. The rapid expansion of small breweries has brought with it a new breed of innovative brewers cranking out finely tuned beers of all shapes … [ Read more]

Beer Chemistry and History 101 with Gerri at Summit

Gerri Kustelski takes a break from the quality assurance department to teach us about beer. by Becky Lang Gerri Kustelski a chemist at the Summit Brewing Company in St. Paul, where she heads up quality assurance for their analytical lab. Photo by Carey Matthews. More than 50 years ago, Gerri Kustelski found the beer industry … [ Read more]