CBA 025 – Jeff Stuffings from Jester King Brewery

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On a farm outside of the city of Austin, Texas you’ll find a brewery that is more reminiscent of the old-time farmhouse breweries than the modern production facilities of big brewers today. On-site well water and yeast that’s naturally occurring in the Texas Hill Country are used to make some of the most unique beers […]

CBA 024 – Shaun O’Sullivan of 21st Amendment Brewery

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“I think this would be a good time for a beer” -Franklin Delano Roosevelt, upon the signing of the Cullen-Harrison Act on March 21st, 1933, the precursor to the 21st Amendment and repeal of Prohibition on December 5th, 1933. Prohibition was a dark time for the United States. Temperance proponents seemed to have won the fight […]

New Design and Free Stuff for You

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It’s spring cleaning time here at Craft Beer Academy, and that means in with the new and out with the old. As you can probably see the site’s been updated to look a little cleaner and user friendly. Expect a few more changes in the coming weeks to make Craft Beer Academy work better for […]

Craft Beer Academy Hop Profile: Summit Hops

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Hoppy doesn’t just mean bitter. While you might know this, that phrase is my mantra when teaching people about beer. While hops do bring with them varying doses of bitterness, the huge variety of hops available today bring far more than a bitter taste. They bring with them a pretty large spread of flavors and […]

Dutch Beer Week 2014

We here in the United States tend to forget that craft beer isn’t just something we enjoy, but instead it’s becoming a worldwide phenomenon. Take for example the third annual Dutch Beer Week taking place May 15th through May 25th. There are over 200 breweries in the Netherlands, even including one Trappist brewery. There’s more to Dutch […]

Beer Style Basics Part 1: Ales

With craft beer at an all-time high currently, there are tons of different beer styles floating around out there and unless you’re experienced, some of those styles might not be familiar to you. This is why we’re starting a series on the basics of beer styles so you have a reference point for all things […]