In this episode, we talk to JB Flowers, head distiller and production manager, for The Acre Distillery LLC that is aiming for a grand opening this August in downtown Fort Worth. JB and other distillers are leading the way in a wave of craft distilled liquor that is growing as as fast as craft beer has for the last several years. So to all you appreciators of quality distilled spirits, keep your eyes open. Your selection is about to dramatically increase because they’ll have a full line up of spirits of all types, including specialties and bitters!
In this episode, we welcome the crew from The Best Little Brewfest in Texas, the only pro-brewers competition and 100% charity craft beer fest in the state of Texas. Every June, their goal is to impress you with over 80 breweries and 200+ craft brews--many of which are from Texas. In addition to that, you’ll also find craft ciders, Texas wines, and distilled spirits for sampling. All done with a focus on craft beer and making a difference. As far as details and tickets go, you can check out Bestlittlebrewfestintexas.com.
In this episode, we sit down with Kevin Lane--the technical sales manager of the United States and Canada for Fermentis--to discuss yeast and the misunderstandings many brewers have about attenuation and flocculation. Fermentis is the supplier of many of your favorite dry yeasts, including Safale US-05 and S-04. Two of the most commonly used yeasts in homebrewing. And Kevin is a product expert. In fact, he will be presenting a seminar at the upcoming National Homebrewers Conference in San Diego entitled Selecting Yeast Based on Strain Characteristics and Applying Environmental Conditions to Promote Flavor and Aroma Production. So, if you’re going to the 2015 NHC, be sure to check him out and ask the questions you need answered.