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(AsiaOne)   Germans are now getting into the craft beer market by growing unique strains of hops. You probably wouldn't understand why, but this is big news to microbrew enthusiasts and home brewers   (news.asiaone.com) divider line 104
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2014-01-03 07:40:42 AM  
the Reinheitsgebot (the purity law),

You know who else liked purity laws?
 
2014-01-03 07:41:02 AM  
Well, it's an established fact that the Germans make good stuff.
 
2014-01-03 07:43:34 AM  
Someone cross hops with cannabis already. It's in the same family, and I want my farking cannabeer! I don't want to have to invent it...
 
2014-01-03 07:43:46 AM  
Eugene gets such a bad rap for inventing eugenics.
 
2014-01-03 07:44:52 AM  

Psylence: Someone cross hops with cannabis already. It's in the same family, and I want my farking cannabeer! I don't want to have to invent it...


You get better flavor if you drink out of the bottle.
 
2014-01-03 07:46:59 AM  
Kind of ironic, since Germany used to have a rich variety of hops, making each region's beer distinguishable. The concentration in the beer market to a small number of big brewery giants and the high demand of american companies importing german hop for their -- umm -- products changed all that.
 
2014-01-03 07:51:51 AM  

Psylence: Someone cross hops with cannabis already. It's in the same family, and I want my farking cannabeer! I don't want to have to invent it...


Have one of these while you wait:
www.eco-world.de
 
2014-01-03 07:56:31 AM  
Germans are now getting into the craft beer market by growing unique strains of hops. You probably wouldn't understand why, but this is big news to microbrew enthusiasts and home brewers

Excuse me? Remember your audience. This is Fark.

/so, um, it'll taste different?
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2014-01-03 07:57:42 AM  
Hopefully Germany will start to grow more hops as they lowered production to plant bio-fuel crops a few years back.

Put ethanol in bottles, not gas tanks.
 
2014-01-03 08:00:21 AM  

StrikitRich: Hopefully Germany will start to grow more hops as they lowered production to plant bio-fuel crops a few years back.

Put ethanol in bottles, not gas tanks.


I'd prefer the ethanol in me, rather than bottles.
 
2014-01-03 08:05:46 AM  
Next you'll tell me those nutty Germans are make sausages and chocolate cake, too!
 
2014-01-03 08:06:02 AM  
What an age we live in, when Germans need to start taking tips about beer-making from Americans.

Also, I think the whole "purity law" is overrated. The Belgians always made better beer than the Germans, and they never followed the purity law.
 
2014-01-03 08:07:41 AM  
How do you ID a German hipster?
 
2014-01-03 08:13:28 AM  

Doc Daneeka: What an age we live in, when Germans need to start taking tips about beer-making from Americans.

Also, I think the whole "purity law" is overrated. The Belgians always made better beer than the Germans, and they never followed the purity law.


pretty much. There are incredible things being done with beer in the USA right now.
 
2014-01-03 08:14:45 AM  

Psylence: Someone cross hops with cannabis already. It's in the same family, and I want my farking cannabeer! I don't want to have to invent it...


Same family, different genus so not happening. I believe the rootstocks can be grafted from each other but there wasn't any benefit that I remember reading about.
 
2014-01-03 08:17:18 AM  

Voiceofreason01: There are incredible things being done with beer in the USA right now.


keg stands, funneling, flipped cups, quick sixes, pong...
 
2014-01-03 08:22:29 AM  

Target Builder: the Reinheitsgebot (the purity law),

You know who else liked purity laws?


Adolf Coors?
 
2014-01-03 08:23:42 AM  
I'll pass on that . But thats cool for folks who want to try it .
 
2014-01-03 08:25:13 AM  

BitwiseShift: Target Builder: the Reinheitsgebot (the purity law),

You know who else liked purity laws?

Adolf Coors?


Egg-sell-ennt.
 
2014-01-03 08:25:19 AM  

Voiceofreason01: pretty much. There are incredible things being done with beer in the USA right now.


Victory Hop Ranch..... wow......
 
2014-01-03 08:28:15 AM  

medius: Voiceofreason01: There are incredible things being done with beer in the USA right now.

keg stands, funneling, flipped cups, quick sixes, pong...


There are thousands of brewpubs and microbreweries in the United States and most of them are turning out very high quality beer at pretty reasonable prices (and very few made from rice) and quite a few of them have unique offerings and are experimenting with recipes in ways that have never been done before.

In my local liquor store in Kansas City I have a bigger selection of brands and varieties of beer than pretty much anywhere else in the world; and that's a good thing.
 
2014-01-03 08:31:36 AM  

ChubbyTiger: StrikitRich: Hopefully Germany will start to grow more hops as they lowered production to plant bio-fuel crops a few years back.

Put ethanol in bottles, not gas tanks.

I'd prefer the ethanol in me, rather than bottles.


Well, that is the ultimate objective.
 
2014-01-03 08:31:59 AM  
076dd0a50e0c1255009e-bd4b8aabaca29897bc751dfaf75b290c.r40.cf1.rackcdn.com

The Germans have started microbrewing.   I wouldn't worry about it though, it's not a big beer nation.
 
2014-01-03 08:32:48 AM  

Doc Daneeka: Also, I think the whole "purity law" is overrated. The Belgians always made better beer than the Germans, and they never followed the purity law.


The whole purity law within Germany seemed like horeshiat to begin with. I mean under that law making wheat beer was prohibited, yet wheat beer still became super popular since the nobility was allowed to make/drink it and they were above the law. Plus the law killed or nearly killed a bunch of other traditional German beer styles that didn't originate in Bavaria.
 
2014-01-03 08:33:49 AM  

wildcardjack: How do you ID a German hipster?


Skinny lederhosen.
 
2014-01-03 08:34:03 AM  

Brawndo: Well, it's an established fact that the Germans make good stuff.


Cars maybe.  For beer, sure, if you can't make it all the way to Belgium.
 
2014-01-03 08:34:18 AM  

Doc Daneeka: What an age we live in, when Germans need to start taking tips about beer-making from Americans.

Also, I think the whole "purity law" is overrated. The Belgians always made better beer than the Germans, and they never followed the purity law.


This, and I don't think any American brewers have quite equalled the Belgians in making trippels or dubbels yet.

/Could go for a Trappist ale right now.
 
2014-01-03 08:34:18 AM  

HOPS ARE NOT A PANACEA FOR YOUR shiatTY RECIPE AND YEAST STRAINS, KIDS!



If I never have another IPA that wasn't actually brought back from a time machine trip to the 1800's it will be too soon.
 
2014-01-03 08:35:45 AM  

mechgreg: Doc Daneeka: Also, I think the whole "purity law" is overrated. The Belgians always made better beer than the Germans, and they never followed the purity law.

The whole purity law within Germany seemed like horeshiat to begin with. I mean under that law making wheat beer was prohibited, yet wheat beer still became super popular since the nobility was allowed to make/drink it and they were above the law. Plus the law killed or nearly killed a bunch of other traditional German beer styles that didn't originate in Bavaria.


Do they even have to obey the purity law anymore? The big German brewers make hefeweizens year round. It just seems like dumb marketing to me.
 
2014-01-03 08:38:02 AM  

doglover: HOPS ARE NOT A PANACEA FOR YOUR shiatTY RECIPE AND YEAST STRAINS, KIDS!

If I never have another IPA that wasn't actually brought back from a time machine trip to the 1800's it will be too soon.


It's too bad nobody makes a good IPA...

www.boulevard.com
 
2014-01-03 08:40:32 AM  

Target Builder: the Reinheitsgebot (the purity law),

You know who else liked purity laws?


Jim Crow law supporters?
 
2014-01-03 08:42:36 AM  
BERLIN - In a microbrewery in a trendy Berlin neighbourhood, Thorsten Schoppe, one of a wave of beer-makers using new German ingredients to create non-traditional brews, pours hop pellets into a copper vat.

If Thorston opened a business here in N America, he could give it a cutsey name such as "Schopp's Hopp Shoppe"
 
2014-01-03 08:43:59 AM  
Ima a let you finish, but Czech Saaz hops are the best hops of all time. Of all time!
 
2014-01-03 08:45:10 AM  
GMOs!!!! Wharrgarble!!!!
 
2014-01-03 08:46:09 AM  

Voiceofreason01: It's too bad nobody makes a good IPA...


It isn't that there are no good IPAs, it's that the noise to signal ratio is INSANE.

I went to a microbrewery here in Tokyo, that's actually run out of someone's basement in a residential area over Christmas. It was AMAZING. For $4 I got a beet that rivaled the $8 typical beer you get out here at higher end bars. It was fairly hoppy, but still farkin' awesome. It's not hard to make a good beer with or without hops.

But too many IPA recipes these days are hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, hops, a single barleycorn, and some water.

It's not worth it to look for the good ones, even if they're free, when you risk taking a sip of one of those.
 
2014-01-03 08:51:10 AM  
There are enough hops already.  Too many in fact.
 
2014-01-03 08:51:16 AM  

Voiceofreason01: pretty much. There are incredible things being done with beer in the USA right now.


totalbeverage.net

As well as some really stupid things.
 
2014-01-03 08:53:51 AM  

Zeno-25: Psylence: Someone cross hops with cannabis already. It's in the same family, and I want my farking cannabeer! I don't want to have to invent it...

Same family, different genus so not happening. I believe the rootstocks can be grafted from each other but there wasn't any benefit that I remember reading about.


Yea I figured a good start would be roockstock grafting, but I am lazy... and I'm sure someone already tried it and failed. But still, I gotta believe theres a way.
 
2014-01-03 08:54:20 AM  

doglover: HOPS ARE NOT A PANACEA FOR YOUR shiatTY RECIPE AND YEAST STRAINS, KIDS!

If I never have another IPA that wasn't actually brought back from a time machine trip to the 1800's it will be too soon.


There are quite a few good IPAs and Double IPAs out there. They are not my favorite style, and I absolutely DETEST when something is hopped completely out-of-style (for example... Dale's Pale Ale is NOT a pale ale. It's an IPA) but they are a style whether you like it or not, and they take skill to get right.
 
2014-01-03 08:55:00 AM  

verbaltoxin: Doc Daneeka: What an age we live in, when Germans need to start taking tips about beer-making from Americans.

Also, I think the whole "purity law" is overrated. The Belgians always made better beer than the Germans, and they never followed the purity law.

This, and I don't think any American brewers have quite equalled the Belgians in making trippels or dubbels yet.

/Could go for a Trappist ale right now.


Ommegang makes some damn fine Belgians...  Mmm... Three Philosophers.
 
2014-01-03 08:56:51 AM  

doglover: HOPS ARE NOT A PANACEA FOR YOUR shiatTY RECIPE AND YEAST STRAINS, KIDS!

If I never have another IPA that wasn't actually brought back from a time machine trip to the 1800's it will be too soon.


Chainbreaker White IPA from Deschutes is a good, drinkable beer that isn't overhopped and vile..
 
2014-01-03 08:56:55 AM  
I am a big fan of people growing unique strains of certain plants...
 
2014-01-03 08:58:12 AM  

verbaltoxin: This, and I don't think any American brewers have quite equalled the Belgians in making trippels or dubbels yet.

/Could go for a Trappist ale right now.


I'm currently "brewing for the cycle" to borrow a baseball term. I have a Blonde, Dubbel, Tripel, and Strong Dark (Quad) fermenting in the basement right now. Not to mention a Bohemian Pilsner, Maibock, and a Doppelbock lagering in the cold garage. It's going to be a very happy Spring.
 
2014-01-03 08:58:18 AM  
I'll take one that pre-dates the purity laws, please.

constructiveconsumption.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-01-03 09:01:05 AM  
usa! usa!
3.bp.blogspot.com
quite good farmhouse saison from chicago
 
2014-01-03 09:03:16 AM  

Psylence: Ommegang makes some damn fine Belgians...  Mmm... Three Philosophers.


Ommegang is one of my favorite breweries. I love their "Rare Vos".

Allagash is excellent, too. I like their stuff so much I named my cat after them (he's a Maine Coon so I had to pick a Maine brewery).

But I think my favorite Belgian-inspired brewery this side of the Atlantic would have to be Unibrou from Canada. Maudite, La Fin Du Monde, Trois Pistoles... excellent stuff.
 
2014-01-03 09:04:41 AM  

Psylence: verbaltoxin: Doc Daneeka: What an age we live in, when Germans need to start taking tips about beer-making from Americans.

Also, I think the whole "purity law" is overrated. The Belgians always made better beer than the Germans, and they never followed the purity law.

This, and I don't think any American brewers have quite equalled the Belgians in making trippels or dubbels yet.

/Could go for a Trappist ale right now.

Ommegang makes some damn fine Belgians...  Mmm... Three Philosophers.


Yes. They do what they do well. I wish they did some funkier barnyard styles though.
 
2014-01-03 09:05:18 AM  

Ablejack: quite good farmhouse saison from chicago


OMG! I had that one on tap in Chicago's O'Hare airport at 8am between connecting flights last Spring. It wasn't available in my area yet, and I couldn't pass up the chance regardless of the early hour.
 
2014-01-03 09:07:25 AM  

Psylence: verbaltoxin: Doc Daneeka: What an age we live in, when Germans need to start taking tips about beer-making from Americans.

Also, I think the whole "purity law" is overrated. The Belgians always made better beer than the Germans, and they never followed the purity law.

This, and I don't think any American brewers have quite equalled the Belgians in making trippels or dubbels yet.

/Could go for a Trappist ale right now.

Ommegang makes some damn fine Belgians...  Mmm... Three Philosophers.


And the best Tripel in the world is brewed by a Canadian brewery owned by the Japanese.

/La Fin Du Monde
 
2014-01-03 09:07:34 AM  

Voiceofreason01: It's too bad nobody makes a good IPA...


untappd.s3.amazonaws.com

Boulevard makes one of the best Saisons I've had recently. I bought all of these at my local store...
 
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