The Brunswick Mum was a German ale brewed at a high gravity for export. In German it’s known as the Braunschweiger Mumme, with the second word pronounced moom-meh. In a cultural compromise, we’ve taken to calling our version the Brunswick Mumme.
The Braggot is a complex, full and nourishing drink of honey and barley that dates back as far as 12th century Ireland. A mead and ale hybrid that is abound in Norse Mythology, braggots were often mixed by innkeepers at the point of sale, with the option of additional herbs More »
The Mad Scientist series is back with another nearly forgotten style—the German Lichtenhainer. Reminiscent of the Grätzer, but more of a combination of a Berliner Weiss and Rauchbier, the Lichtenhainer is a sour smoked ale style from villages around Jena, Germany. The brew reached the height of its popularity in the 19th century, before petering out to near extinction in recent times. More »
The creation of Mad Scientists’ #15 actually began back in July 2012, when Sixpoint Brewery neighbors, Jessica Quon and Sabrina Valle of The Jam Stand, came in to collaborate on a pilot brew. The jam artists worked with the Mad Scientists to infuse jam into beer on the experimental, half barrel pilot system, reserved for innovation on the small scale. More »
For charm of powerful trouble, like a hell-broth boil and bubble.
For hundreds of years in Europe, the pub drink was gruitbeer, a beer bittered and spiced with a mixture of herbs rather than hops. Rather suddenly, beginning in the 1600s, along with the rise of the Protestant Church, gruitbeer was phased out and hopped beer became the near-ubiquitous norm. But hopped beers weren’t preferred by the populace, who enjoyed the herbal brew and believed that hops caused drowsiness. Gruitbeers, on the other hand, were wildly popular and believed by many to provide a host of benefits— narcotic, antidotal, psychotropic and aphrodisiac effects were documented. More »
Don’t Cross the Streams… wise words that anyone having seen the iconic first Ghostbusters movie would understand. We now know that Gozer, of Sumerian lore, would eventually meet his/her demise because of this. Luckily for us, total protonic reversal did not occur, but instead helped inspire the next beer in our Mad Scientists Series – Goser The Gozerian. More »
“Cuando amor no es locura, no es amor” ~ Spanish Proverb
“When love is not madness, it is not love”. Our Mad Scientists could not agree more; which coincidentally leads us to the next concoction in this series. When discussing easy-drinking, light lagers, the word “craft” doesn’t always come to mind. Moreover, in the craft beer community, “adjunct” brewing is often considered the antithesis of thoughtfully brewed beer. More »
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