Medford homebrewer Steven Wyatt exercises water quality control, hiking into the woods to get the goods from the source, the headwaters of the Rogue River.
A basic rule of brewing is that if you wouldn't drink the water because it's so bad, you wouldn't want to drink the beer either. It only takes four ingredients to make beer, but water is 90 percent of what's in your glass, so it follows, the better the water, the better the beer.
Oregon Public Broadcasting journalist Amelia Templeton reports on a homebrewer's quest to collect the purest local water possible to make a better batch of beer.Full story at OPB Earthfix.
The countdown clock shows 36 long weeks until the Umpqua Brew Fest, but don't just twiddle your thumbs waiting--head up to the next valley this weekend for the KLCC Microwbrew Festival!
WHAT:Tasting event, featuring 50 breweries from the West Coast and beyond,
serving over 100 craft beers. collaboration brew, homebrew competition,
and a Music Sale with hundreds of CDs & records WHEN: Fri., Feb. 8 (5-11 p.m.) & Sat., Feb. 9 (1-11 p.m.) WHERE: Lane Events Center, 796 W. 13th Ave., Eugene, OR WHY: 1) People love beer. 2) Benefit for Eugene's public radio station, KLCC. 3) See reason 1. COST:$12 in advance, $15 at the door. Beer tickets are $1 for a 3 oz. taste.