The Evolution of of Brewing Tech: Innovations that have redefined beer in the modern age

Today’s brewing scene is a long way from the rudimentary brewing vessels available to the earliest brewers. Heck, it would look completely foreign to the brewers of the mid-20th century. The sheer volume of breweries would be one surprise, as would the beers themselves—hazy IPAs, pastry stouts, wine barrel-aged saisons.  Equally as shocking, though, would … [ Read more]

Guinness to become Vegan-Friendly in 2016

There will be no more deliveries of fish bladders to St. James’ Gate: Guinness has announced plans to remove an animal by-product from its legendary stout. Guinness has been using isinglass, a gelatin made from fish bladders, as a filtration agent in its brewing process, though many modern brewers have transitioned to synthetic gelatins or … [ Read more]

Samuel Adams to release nitro beers in 2016

Fortune brought back a nice report from the GABF—Boston Beer Company founder Jim Koch announced that Samuel Adams will release three nitro beers in 2016. A nitrogen-infused white ale, IPA, and coffee stout will be available on tap as well as in ‘widget’ cans, much like those sold by the world’s most popular nitro brew, Guinness … [ Read more]

The Mill: Stouts, Trademarks, World Records and More

The Mill is bracing for the cold. We’ve seen the videos of snow in Calgary and hear that same front is headed our way. So, looks like it’s time to hunker down with some great stouts and terrible movies. Upcoming Events: Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness is hosting Brews And Canoes at Aria tomorrow. … [ Read more]

Guinness Brewery Guinness Foreign Extra

Guinness Brewery Guinness Foreign Extra 7.5% ABV Now this is an Irish stout! Dark fruits and rich caramel come to the forefront on the nose with an underlying hint of alcohol heat. The palate is surprisingly smooth with notes of chocolate, red grapes, and roasty espresso. Let it warm to room temperature and molasses and brown sugar … [ Read more]