Category: Home Brewing

Los Angeles Ale Works Event

I know this is a bit Ex Post Facto, but John, Katie, and I had our first Los Angeles Ale Works event on July 23.  It was a great success. We were the “beer sponsor” for an unofficial Urban Land […] 

The Return of Mike Morse

I’m back! By popular demand. Well, maybe not popular demand, but Johns’ demand. No, it’s not a typo. There are two Johns that have been pushing for me to get back into brewing. The John that you all know and […] 

GSA: Fireside Beer Heaven?

After three months of brewing, waiting, observing, careful handling, and more waiting, it was finally time to go camping and try our 2011 Scotch Ale: General Grant.  In my mind’s eye (tongue?), this beer was perfect – malty, sweet, smooth, […] 

Orange You Going to Zest That

“Here, try this.  It’s terrible.” “Then why are you giving it to me?” Ah, the joys of introducing friends to your new hobby.  Sorry Cassie, but everyone has to taste the wort at the end of the brew day. This […] 

General Grant Scotch Ale

It’s that time of year again.  Birds are singing, love is in the air, and a Scotch ale is in the fermenter.  The end of April marks a brewing anniversary for us, so each year we brew a commemorative Scotch […] 

Batch #50 – Something

Last Saturday, April 2nd, the day after April fools’ day (when I fooled my boss into thinking that one of our clients broke an extremely expensive piece of video equipment), we had our Batch #50-Something brew day.  Everyone from the […] 

March Bierkast Update

There have been a lot of things brewing at Bierkast lately.  I mean that both literally and and figuratively.  Let me first go back a ways and congratulate Allen Huerta for winning the Batch #50 contest.  Allen received a Radical […] 


Hello Everyone out there! Is it just me or does the exclamation point “!” in this font look like an “I” ? Oh well.  So what’s going on in beer world for all of you?  For us it’s busy and […] 


No brewing this week, but we are still working on a few of our beers.  Keith moved the California Common, Dampfmaschine, into the secondary fermentor yesterday and also dry hopped it with Northern Brewer & Perle.  I can’t wait to […] 

JAMA-KIN’ Me Crazy

Many things have been going on in brew world.  For that reason, this will be a triple post coming from Matt, John, and I.  Get ready! Are ya’ ready? Are ya’ ready? *First up Matt “Vashidastampedo” Timmers with JAMA Red […] 

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