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Pint Talking

Sep 26, 2023

This week I visited with Cory Smith from Twin Oast Brewing in Port Clinton, Ohio. It has been a couple years since I last visited with Cory and since then there have been several changes. They have added a 60BBL lagering tank to combine with their 30BBL tank. They have also put in a new biergarten which features pour...

Sep 22, 2023

This week I visited with Jeff and Shari Bailey at Auburn Acres Hop Farm in Auburn, Ohio. They started growing hops in a small section of their property for their home brews early on, and after 8 years they have grown it to 1 acre featuring hop varieties such as Triple Pearle, Vista, Chinook, and Triumph. During our sit...

Sep 20, 2023

In this episode Bob and I get ready for Oktoberfest season by covering Festbier. Oktoberfestbier or Festbier is a German-style of low fermentation beer that is very similar to lagers in its blonde color but also in the fact that it is fermented at a cooler temperature than ales. We could also define it as a German...

Sep 15, 2023

This week Bob joined me at Blue Heron Brewing Company in Medina, Ohio. We got a chance to sit down and catch-up with our old friend Mike Piazza who is the brew master and co-owner. We talked to Mike about some new equipment and other things that going on at Blue Heron including their upcoming 4th anniversary. In...

Sep 13, 2023

In this episode Bob and I look at the Helles Bock. Also called “heller bock” (meaning “pale bock”), the German-style Maibock is paler in color and more hop-centric than traditional bock beers. A lightly toasted and/or bready malt character is often evident.


Examples of this style:

1.     Ayinger – Maibock