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I've decided beer is too important to not write about! I'll try to keep this site updated, but... sometimes the beer gets in the way.


There is a Beer for You

Beer is a marvelous beverage with a long and noble history.

As a professor of beer, yes, really I teach beer at UNLV, I have seen many people who said they didn’t like beer take my classes and by

A Short History of Beer

The history of beer started long ago in the cities of ancient Sumeria, but you wouldn’t recognize what they drank as beer. Basically it was loaves of barley bread that probably got wet once and fermented. It had to be full of bits and

Move forward in time and you find the Vikings and Picts making a beverage out of barley as well. The Vikings even passed down their brewing sticks as family heirlooms. They didn’t know at the time that the yeast that was on the sticks

When the original colonists came to Plymouth Rock, they knew they needed beer. Why, because only beer was safe to drink. You must remember that the water supply in Europe was full of foul and dangerous microorganisms. The colonists br

Wars have been fought over beer as well. During the Revolutionary War in the United States, the U.S. Navy prevented the British from getting their beer resupplied. They hoped to cause a mutiny on board English naval ships.

George Washington himself started a “buy American” campaign, and pledged to only drink America porter beer.

Who made all this beer? Well that answer may surprise you. In most cases, at least until the mid-nineteenth century, it was women. That’s right, making beer at home was considered women’s work, part of the daily chores. Of course, the

Homemade Beer or Home Brew

I also love making beer, and have many recipes and articles on beer making on the site.

Beer Reviews

Man, or woman, can't live on home brew alone. Sometimes you need to buy some beer, so why not try the best. I have put up some beer reviews of beers I have tried, and I welcome any beer reviews you may have.