August 9, 2019 — Sometimes at the end of a long week, people like to get together and sample a few beers they’ve never had before. That’s what the Home Brewing Research Engineers of Willits do, only they get together on the first Monday of the month.
This week, professional brewer Jakob Foley hosted a mixed group of amateur and professional beer-makers. Eight guys with a truly scholarly appreciation for beer came together with coolers for the samples from their small batch brews, and binders full of recipes and detailed records of the process they used to achieve their results.
We’ll hear some of that scholarly approach, and have a few laughs, as people wax poetic about the scent of a fresh beer, share some history of how early American brewers used whatever grains they had available; and take a peek at engineering and kitchen-sink approaches to making the world’s favorite fermented beverage.