As we left the house this morning, my son turned to me and asked if it was spring. With an amiable clemency in the air, it really did feel like dripping icicles and winter’s gloom were relenting to a new season even if just for a day. As I lifted the little ones into their car seats, my mind went forward and backward. Nothing can be definitively acquired; everything must be done all over again every day. Spring coming means that I need to put away the last efforts of 2020 and bottle those ciders and cysers that I’ve been putting off. Spring means doing everything all over again, but hopefully better. Last week I brewed up a Golden Promise SMASH with hops from the South Fork Hop Harvest event last year and the green tea aroma of the hops sent me back to last summer when my daughter and I spent an afternoon picking hops right off the bine. I could almost feel the lupulin perfuming my fingers again. Soon enough.
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February 26 at 8:30 pm
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MHBA Honor Roll
Congratulations Josh Mahoney, Kevin Meintsma, and Matthew Weide for their third place medals at Midwinter Homebrew Competition!
- Minneapolis’ Paige Latham Didora wrote a fascinating article for Good Beer Hunting entitled “What’s Fair in Beer and Litigation?“
- John Holl and Vinnie Cilurzo discuss the ultimate beer whale Pliny the Younger as an experience in the latest Beer Edge podcast
- Stan Hieronymus pontificates about the post-craft beer era in Appellation Beer
- Brad Smith and Mathias Siebler remind us that hops, even in a hop powerhouse like Germany, are fundamentally an agricultural product in the Beersmith podcast