Beer Maverick

Why London Ale III is the Quintessential NEIPA Yeast

I’ve tried a lot of yeasts over my time brewing. I’ve always been an IPA guy. I started out brewing west coast IPAs and stouts, but lately have been focusing primarily on New England...

6 Types of Wort Chillers Available

As a home brewer, how you’ve chilled your wort has probably gone through a few iterations over the years. If you were anything like me, you started with an ice bath, then quickly upgraded to an immersion or plate...

What are Experimental Hops?

Experimental hops are hops that are still working their way through the viability phase of their breeding program. We as brewers are taking advantage of the end result of what is typically a multi-year process. Before...

What are Hop Shoots?

Hop shoots are the new asparagus. They look similar, and have a similar taste, but they come from very different plants. Hop shoots are the green tips of the hop plant, which are harvested from the parts of the plant...