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History & Brewing

“The Immortality Key: A Must-Read for Those Interested in History and Psychedelics”

“The Immortality Key: The Secret History of the Religion with No Name” by Brian Muraresku offers a unique and thought-provoking perspective on the history of psychedelics and their relationship to the origins of religion. The author presents a compelling argument that psychedelics, specifically the sacrament of kykeon consumed in ancient Greece, were an integral part…

The Mysterious History of Alcohol in Ancient China

Explore the early history of alcohol in China and discover the legends and myths that surround its origins. From the Neolithic period to the Han Dynasty, learn about the different types of fermented beverages that were consumed and the significance of alcohol in Chinese society. Despite its deep roots in Chinese culture, alcohol also had…

Homebrewing Techniques & tips

Paule Gosselin is an enthusiastic literature teacher who is passionate about the art of beer brewing. She loves learning about the ingredients and artisanal production of different beers and enjoys sharing her knowledge and love for excellent brewing products through writing. She is always keeping an eye out for new trends in the world of…

How the Sumerians Invented Beer

The beer that the Sumerians made was likely quite different from the beers we drink today. It would have been much more cloudy and had a lower alcohol content. It was also consumed as a daily beverage, rather than a leisurely drink. Sumer was an ancient civilization located in the Mesopotamia region of the Fertile…

IPA, India Pale Ale, and the Evolution of a Beer Style

The Hoppy History Podcast is all about IPA, or India Pale Ale. This popular beer style has gained widespread popularity in recent years due to its bold, hoppy flavor and high alcohol content.

What is next for craft beer in North America?

What are the key trends in beers in North America right now? Despite what you may have heard, beer doesn’t have to mean flavorless lagers and IPAs with a high IBU. Beer drinkers are becoming increasingly savvy, drinking craft styles like sour ales, milk stouts, and stout aged in barrels.

The 5 must-have beer glasses

Dominique Labre is the Founder and Lead Member of Ottawa’s Homebrew Society, a local club focused on connecting homebrewers of all levels of expertise, assisting them in improving their brewing skills, and introducing new beer lovers to the amazing hobby of homebrewing.   If there’s something I know about myself, it is that I always…

“Empire in a Bottle: Tales of a Beer Historian”

“Why don’t you write your literature review about alcohol?” my African colonialism professor asked me during my master’s degree. “I can do that?!” I replied. The possibility of researching and writing on the history of beer and alcohol was, honestly, mind-blowing. I had already been an avid homebrewer for many years and had just begun…

Christmas beer: between history, marketing, and spices

By Nathalie Coursin Ah, it’s finally here, this month of December that brings with it the official beginning of winter, but also the comforting time of the Holidays. What if this time, we took the opportunity to discover and brew a Christmas beer? A bit of history… Before sharing the recipe, let’s go back in…

Key trends in craft brewing for 2023

November 6th, 2022 Written by: Paule Gosselin, columnist for Bière et Plaisirs magazine and author of the blog La Fleur du Malt. The craze for quality microbrewery beers continues to grow. What are the big craft beer trends for 2023 and what are they driven by? The Pale Ale trend Gone are the days of…

Beer in Ancient Mythology: A Gift from the gods

Pierre-Olivier Bussières is the host of the “Le Temps d’une Bière”podcast, a journey through the history of alcohol, drugs, and myths. Gods and Beers 🍺 🍻 Through the ages, many cultures have considered beer to be a gift from the gods, a divine essence, a sacred food, and much more! This brief article explores the…

Six Steps to Brew

On top of the ever-growing home brewing community, we also have access to a massive amount of information online and numerous published books on homebrewing. There’s so much information that sometimes it can seem overwhelming for brewers. This is why I condensed all the resources into an easy to follow, six-step process: