The yeast that saved beer returns in Carlsberg’s “Father of Quality Lager”

Carlsberg took a page out of “Jurassic Park” (and a much safer approach to bringing something old back to life) recently to rebrew a beer from 1883, the company announced via press release. The Carlsberg Research Lab last week extracted 133-year old living yeast cells and used them “rebrew” the first lager that used pure yeast. In the … [ Read more]

The return of Bauhaus Brew Labs’ Copperpop Red Lager

Bauhaus Brew Labs’ Copperpop Red Lager has arrived, and will be in stores and on tap just in time for St. Paddy’s Day. Copperpop was around briefly last spring. Now, the uber hoppy red lager (perhaps inspired by certain Bauhaus owners’ own red locks?) is back, and ready to take on the rainy days of spring … [ Read more]

Resignation KCCO Gold Lager

Resignation Brewery KCCO Gold Lager 5% ABV , 16 IBU Available year round, this German pilsner-style beer paints the glass gold with a tint of mandarin orange. Sweet malt and honey flavors greet the senses and reward the palate. The beer looks heavy but is actually light and refreshing, and the perfect match for lunchtime … [ Read more]

Schell’s Stag Series #9: Cave- and Barrel-Aged Lager

When you’ve been in business for over 150 years, you’re going to have a few tricks up your sleeve. Or under your brewery. Like the caverns beneath the August Schell Brewing Co. in New Ulm. The Civil War-era caves made lagering possible in the pre-refrigeration world. A century and a half later, the caves have given birth … [ Read more]

Homebrew Recipe: Märzenbier

This recipe appears in Michael Dawson’s book, “Mashmaker: A Citizen-Brewer’s Guide to Making Great Beer at Home.” Learn more at mashmakerbook.com. If you’ll indulge me in a bit of autobiography: Oktoberfest (the lager style, not the party) was one of the reasons I started brewing. Its clarity in the glass and the bright purity of … [ Read more]

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Homebrew Recipe: Sudkreuz Pils

  This recipe appears in Michael Dawson’s book, “Mashmaker: A Citizen-Brewer’s Guide to Making Great Beer at Home.” Learn more at mashmakerbook.com. If it’s winter in Minnesota—and at the time of this writing, citizens, it most assuredly is—then for many of us homebrewers it is lager season. Lager, as regular readers probably know, is one … [ Read more]

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Full Sail Session Lager

Full Sail Session Lager ABV: 5.1% IBUs: 18  In a world where hops are becoming everything and the lager is drifting into an abyss of sad back shelf life, this underrated, fun-loving session lager is offering up a great malty, crisp taste. It is so different from the direction the craft revolution is going and is … [ Read more]

Style Profile: American Lager

By Michael Agnew, A Perfect Pint Illustration by DWITT  Lagers—the beers we love to hate. American adjunct lager is anathema to many aficionados of so-called craft beer. They are decried as flavorless, boring, fizzy, barley soda, frat beer, and “like sex in a canoe—f***ing close to water.” People are flabbergasted when the likes of Bud … [ Read more]

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Fermentation as an Art and Science in Brewing History

A side of history to go with your beer. By Jeffrey M. Pilcher Louis Pasteur famously set brewing on a scientific path with his Études sur la Bière (Studies on Beer, 1876), explaining that fermentation was caused by the work of microorganisms. Though Pasteur did not actually identify the microorganisms that were responsible—Pasteur believed them … [ Read more]

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A Blind Tasting beer festival

Taste & Rate 48 Minnesota Oktoberfests

Sept. 20, 2019 | 5:30–9pm
Upper Landing Park
Tickets: GA $40 | DD $20