Author Archives: Mike Killelea

Craft Brewers Conference Beers That Never Were

It seems so long ago that we were planning for the Craft Brewers Conference in San Antonio. I think our biggest concern was making sure that all the collaboration beers that we brewed for the conference got to the distributor in Austin by a certain date. But these are strange and unprecedented … [More]

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Boston Beer Collaboration with New Malt Sneak Peeks

Lauter Tun

I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for the Sam Adams brewery in the Jamaica Plain section of Boston. Back when I was a fledgling homebrewer living in Boston, the homebrew club that I was a part of (shout out to the Boston Wort Processors!) had an annual meeting there. The … [More]

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On the Road in Pittsburgh and New Hampshire

I’m a big fan of the Master Brewers Association of America, better known as MBAA. I really enjoy attending meetings, as I always feel like I learn something new. Whether it’s the actual presentation, socializing with brewers and other suppliers, or touring the brewery where the meeting is … [More]

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American Malting Barley Association

Test Plots at the AMBA

In my ten years of professional brewing, I gave little thought to barley varieties.  I ordered the malts that I was familiar with and was happy when they arrived at my brewery in good shape. I had little awareness of anything that went into selecting malting … [More]

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More Adventures with Blonde RoastOat™ Malt

A couple of months ago as we were getting ready for HomebrewCon, I had the chance to brew with a few of my friends in New England using our new Blonde RoastOat™ Malt. It’s not often that I get the chance to put my brewer’s boots back on, but … [More]

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