A Toast to Ninkasi: Sipping Sumerian Beer

A couple weeks ago, the wife and I visited the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago for an evening of ancient Sumerian beer “exploration.” It was exceptionally informative

No Chill Method – Keeping It Simple, Keeping It Real

I wrestle with balancing authenticity and technology in my home brewing. Sanitizers, clarifying agents, wort chillers … I somehow doubt ancient brewers concerned themselves with the “cold break” to draw out particulate matter for clarifying their beer. In an effort not only to simplify my brew day, but also with the pleasant bonus of authenticity,…