Brewing Big Llama Bräu with Scott Russell

Join us for a behind-the-scenes preview as we brew Big Llama Braü, a double IPA recipe developed exclusively for Gage Hill Crafts by the Homebrew Guru himself, Scott Russell. This big New England-style IPA has a boost of hop aroma and flavor balanced by local ingredients. Vermont has a variety of flavors to offer the

17: Nancy & Walter Warner of The Potlicker Kitchen

Nancy Warner, founder of The Potlicker Kitchen was, in her words, so addicted to canning and making jam, that her obsession grew from a home-jamming setup to a commercial kitchen serving supermarkets and specialty grocery stores across the country. Join us for a mouth-watering conversation about beer jellies and more traditional flavors, and get Nancy

Field Trip: Beer and art in Salem, Massachusetts

Every once in a while, Rick and I make a getaway from the farm. Sometimes to visit friends, sometimes to have an adventure, and sometimes, to take in a little culture. Last weekend it was all three. After making the 2.5 hour drive, we met up with some friends at the Salem Beerworks. While the restaurant

14: Neil FitzGerald, Homebrewer

Neil FitzGerald started out in his homebrew pursuits the way many people do: with recipes and techniques he learned among friends. After a couple of decades, he decided to upgrade to all-grain brewing in a dedicated kitchen in his basement. We discuss Neil’s evolution as a homebrewer and his inspiration for recipes, entering competitions, and

Brew your own kombucha

It’s the hot new health trend that’s been around for thousands of years! Yes, even I have been bit by the kombucha craze. But at $5 – $6 per bottle it’s also a very expensive habit. So, I decided to try making my own kombucha at home. The first couple of batches have been tasty,

10: Bent Hill Brewery – Unusual flavors, uncompromising taste

Mike Czok, founder of Bent Hill Brewery brings unusual flavor combinations to the Vermont beer scene. From coconut chili porter to cherry graham cracker and blood orange IPA, Mike’s not afraid to step boldly into experimental territory in his quest for great-tasting beer. But shock value isn’t what he’s after. As Mike says in the

8: Interview with Scott Russell, The Homebrew Guru

Scott Russell has been involved in home-brewing for over 30 years. From a chance experience with his first beer-making kit, Scott’s exploration of brewed beverages has led to roles as home-brew store manager, brew club organizer, author, and teacher. Join me for a chat with The Homebrew Guru himself as we discuss the creative aspects

Homebrew Video Tasting “Fruit Hoptail” Pale Ale

In this homebrew video, Rick and Sarah taste the first of the two homebrew beers made using the parti-gyle method of brewing. Rick explains the differences between this beer and the To Huell With It brew we tasted last week. In the pale ale version, Huell Melon hops lend a lovely strawberry nose and fruity

Holiday Traditions: Family, friends, and feasts

Over the years, we’ve adapted our holiday traditions to fit the holiday elements that we value most, namely: spending quality time with friends and family, eating and sharing delicious homemade food and drink, and making and giving practical gifts. We hope you’ll be inspired by the stories we tell in the video, and share some

Belgian Ale Called “To Huell With It” Tasting Video

While Belgian Ale is a style that’s often enjoyed during the warmer months, this effervescent and refreshing beverage can be the perfect accompaniment to rich holiday feasts. In the video, Rick and Sarah taste the second beer from the Parti-gyle brew day that Rick did a few weeks ago. Other brews mentioned in this video