Mad Zack Brewing
Purveyors of fine ales, ciders and meads for the discerning post-apocalyptic survivor...

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Sat, 08 Dec 2018 09:26:32 -0800

SN Resilience IPA in solidarity with Butte County and Camp fire victims...

When the Camp Fire raged in northern california, Sierra Nevada Brewing took an interesting approach to raising awareness about the fire, and donations for the victims. They decided to create, and publish, a recipe for a unique IPA called Resilience IPA, dedicated to supporting victims of the Camp Fire. They sent out the call to fellow breweries, and in all, over 14,000 commercial brewers and countless homebrewers across the nation agreed to all brew this recipe, and donate the funds raised through sale of the beer to Camp Fire victims and relief organizations. more...

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Sat, 10 Feb 2018 14:03:05 -0800

PicoBrew Z...

Those wacky PicoBrew folks are at it again, innovating away. more...

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Tue, 19 Dec 2017 03:00:16 -0800

On lager yeast origin and symbiosis...

During a particularly meandering web-crawl, I came across a fascinating article describing the discovery of what some scientists believe to be the original wild yeast that enabled lager fermentation. more...

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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:19:50 -0700

Article: How to grow your own hops at home...

Great article on home hop-growing: more...

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Wed, 25 Jan 2017 09:08:53 -0800

Beer Yeast Domestication...

A fascinating article on the history of yeast domestication: more...

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Sat, 19 Nov 2016 05:20:00 -0800

InBev Acquires Northern Brewer and Midwest Supplies

The recently-announced fact that InBev acquired Northern Brewer and Midwest Supplies is generally bad for us homebrewers, and an evil move by InBev mega-corp... NB and Midwest are the two big online homebrew supply stores, kinda the Amazons of homebrew. Knowledgable staff, and occasional good deals. more...

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Sat, 12 Nov 2016 09:12:00 -0800

220-year-old Yeast Harvested from Shipwreck Beer

Fascinating article! Harvested yeast from a 220-year-old shipwreck, cultivated and reanimated to brew a beer nowadays. Wow! more...

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Sun, 12 Jun 2016 18:58:00 -0800

Rant: Bud Light Lime Straw-Ber-Rita

What fresh zymurgy crime (here) has InBev committed? Straw-ber-Rita. There's a special place in hell reserved for the idiot that came up with this... more...

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Sat, 11 Jun 2016 16:44:00 -0800

Craft Beer Economics

The science of craft beer economics... 'Cept cool and fun to watch 'n stuff... more...

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