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Beercation: Chicago

Posted by Kat Rogers-Hern on

Earlier this month, Rob and I took off for a four-day beercation to Chicago. The weather was hot, the beer was cold, and the people were friendly. We’d go back in a heartbeat. I could write about our trip for ages (check out the Chicago Architectural Boat tour while you’re there, and hope that the timing works out for a Cubs v. Sox ball game), but I’m going to limit this post to my top five beer highlights. Here they are, in the order that we experienced them: 1. Lagunitas Brewery Sweet mother of pearl, this place is MASSIVE. Having visited...

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Brew-in-Review Volume 1: 9.2.5 XPA (Part Two)

Posted by Rob Hern on

Last Thursday evening, nine people joined Kat and I to review the three brews featured in the blind tasting of our 9.2.5 XPA. Our tasting panel had a variety of experience with tasting beers, from first timers to very experienced beer and wine tasters. We had avid homebrewers, new brewers and some who will probably never brew a day in their life come out for our first Brew-in-Review tasting. Thanks to everyone who came out and supported. A quick overview of the beer itself: 9.2.5 XPA ABV- 4.4%IBU -12SRM- 6.4OG- 1.042FG- 1.009Hops – Columbus, Amarillo, Centennial and CitraMalts – Pilsner, Cdn...

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Tasting Night at SFBC Headquarters

Posted by Kat Rogers-Hern on

A couple of weeks ago, owner Rob Hern brewed a batch of his 9.2.5 XPA. He split the brew into 3 fermenters and inoculated each one with a different American ale yeast:  White Labs PurePitch 001 Cali, Safale US-05 and Danstar BRY-97. Check out his blog post about it here. Once you've read it, let us know if you are interested in being part of the blind tasting panel! We'll be tasting the beers this Thursday, August 13, at 8:00pm at SFBC Headquarters. If you are interested in participating in the tasting, please e-mail kat@shortfingerbrewing.com to confirm your place on the...

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Homebrew Hangout plus Brew-in-Review Blog.

Posted by Kat Rogers-Hern on

Our first Homebrew Hangout will take place tomorrow night, July 29th, from 7-9pm at The Bent Elbow in Kitchener. Come out, grab a pint of beer from Harold's excellent selection, and chat about brewing. We'll swap stories, plan for future brews, and coordinate some collaborations. Rob and Kat will also be sharing details of a couple of exciting events that we have on the horizon. Before you come, be sure to place an order on our website in order to take advantage of Hangout pick-up.  While you are on the site today, please also be sure to check out Rob's...

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Brew-in-Review Volume 1: 9.2.5 XPA

Posted by Rob Hern on

In order to officially kick-off the SFBC Brew-In-Review Blog I would like to say, shit it’s great to be brewing again! With all the madness of setting up Short Finger and moving to Waterloo, I have been unable to set aside time to relax and brew for the last month. I knew that things couldn’t continue this way for much longer, and thankfully they did not. The focus of this portion of our blog will be on certain aspects of the brewing process, with a different focus in each post. Recipe kits for some of the beers that we brew...

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