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The historical record is clear that hops' supplantation of other herbs (used in Gruits,to bitter beer) was primarily a reflection of Protestant irritation about "drugs" and the Catholic Church, in concert with competing merchants trying to break a monopoly and so increase their profits. The motivations were religious and mercantile...” (Stephen Harrod Buhner)

Trappist brewing, European monasteries brew beer in order to pay for upkeep of the monastery. Plus the beer they make is awesome.

Vinho, Cerveja e Gastronomia: As cervejas e os monges trapistas...

Take Eduard von Grützner, for example. German painter back in the early He tried a whole bunch of stuff.

medieval ale | Brewing a Medieval Mumm Ale

Brewing a Medieval Mumm Ale

During the latest “Ale through the Ages” brewing seminar (January we brewed a Medieval Period strong ale known as “Mumm” (also spelled mum or mumme). Mumm ale is truly an historic…

“The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, the resolution not to twist them to fit our own image. If in loving them we do not love what they are, but only their potential likeness to ourselves, then we do not love them: we only love the reflection of ourselves we find in them”  ― Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island, uncredited photo

Thomas Merton American Catholic writer and mystic. A Trappist monk of the Abbey of Gethsemani, Kentucky, he was a poet, social activist, and student of comparative religion.

The 50 Best Funniest Most Cleaver And Outrageous Beer Memes Around Craft Beer Hound

Stone 2014 Collaborations: BEACHWOOD / HERETIC / STONE UNAPOLOGETIC IPA

Stone 2014 Collaborations: BEACHWOOD / HERETIC / STONE UNAPOLOGETIC IPA

How to Make Elderberry Mead.  http://www.growforagecookferment.com/how-to-make-elderberry-mead/

How to Make Elderberry Mead

If you've foraged for elderberries, now's the time to make up a batch of delicious elderberry mead.

Clube de Consumo Inteligente, http://beerclube.com, Beer Clube

Hops: A Homebrewers' Guide Hops are the flowers (also called seed cones or strobiles) of the hop plant Humulus They are used primarily as a flavoring and stability agent in beer, to which they impart bitter, zesty, or citric flavours;

Should I Drink a Beer in the Shower? http://n.kchoptalk.com/23j9gSQ

Should I Drink a Beer in the Shower? (Infographic) -

One of life's toughest questions:"Should I drink beer in the shower?

Cerveja Delirium Red, estilo Fruit Beer, produzida por Huyghe, Bélgica. 8.5% ABV de álcool.

Delirium Red

Cerveja Delirium Red, estilo Fruit Beer, produzida por Huyghe, Bélgica. 8.5% ABV de álcool.

Leffe Blonde - very smooth and almost sweet.  Good news is they appear to have started carrying it just across the bridge.

My favorite beer! Beligium Ale "Leffe Blond is a pale abbey beer, with a full, sunny, golden colour. It has a smooth and full bodied taste and a rich creamy head. Like all the Leffe beers, it is a ’connoisseur’ beer that is easy to drink.

Dear Santa: All I want for Christmas is this Stainless Steel brewhouse.

Dear Santa: All I want for Christmas is this Stainless Steel brewhouse. And a few hundred pounds of barley!

Stainless Steel Conical Fermenter / Stainless Steel Brew Bucket for Home Brewers  http://www.westcoastbrewer.com/BrewersBlog/home-brewing-equipment/stainless-steel-fermenters-for-the-home-brewing/

Stainless Steel Conical Fermenter / Stainless Steel Brew Bucket for Home Brewers…