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Guest Recap of the Drink Craft Beer Fall-to-Winterfest

Guest Recap of the Drink Craft Beer Fall-to-Winterfest

I got asked by a fellow blogger BrewEngland to attend and review one of my favorite festivals of the year – how lucky am I?! Check it out for some info. Also get on the list for DrinkCraftBeer’s other awesome events in the future.


A mean green mead-making machine… oh, and cider.

Cover PhotoOne of my latest ventures since changing locales back to the old homebrewery has been the pursuit of other things seasonal. For quite a while I’ve been interested in delving into mead, or honey-wine, since it trades very little effort on the hot side (prep) for a lot of patience on the cold side (waiting for the mead to be ready). Like wines, meads need only a little bit more yeast-centric attention than beer for full attenuation and proper fermentation, and they will only get better with age, so it seems like the perfect weekend project to, as Ron Popeil says, “Set It and Forget It!”

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