Texas Independence, Free to Brew Beer!

Texas history is full of exciting chapters. The Alamo, cowboys, and the very idea of freedom are all among the imagery tied to this great state’s past. But we figured if we’re going to study Texas history, we may as well study the history of Texas beer! It all started in the mid 1800’s… The 1850 population census actually listed …

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German Lagers, The Unforgiving Style!

Historically, German Lagers have been known to be difficult to brew, requiring attention to detail and patience to produce a quality product. During the fermentation processes there are two types of yeasts that form that useful in making beer:┬áTop fermenting yeasts (those that rise to the top and form clumps) and bottom fermenting yeasts (those that sink to the bottom …