Meet Phil Fust Brewer at Loudoun Brewing Company

Here we are in the last week of August, and I am sitting at my favorite local brewery, Loudoun Brewing Company. Fall is just around the corner. Hard to think about that with the heat and humidity soaring again today. A sound reason, however, to seek a cold refreshing beer and a cooling breeze. Which brings me to my current … Read More

3 Methods for Adding Flavors to Beer

We have a number of methods of adding flavors to beer.  These are not the flavors that are imparted naturally by the malt, hops, or yeast, but rather intentional additions such as fruits and spices that give our beers a uniqueness.  We use three main methods for adding flavor, sometimes using a single method and something using a combination of … Read More

How Big Beer Buy-outs Are Hurting Independent Breweries

In between dogging craft beer during Superbowl ads and producing yellow fizzy water that is allegedly beer, Anheuser-Busch InBev has been not-so-secretly purchasing craft beer breweries to add to their portfolio.  Notable purchases include Goose Island Brewing of Chicago, Elysian Brewing of Seattle and Virginia’s own Devils Backbone Brewing.  On the surface, it seems logical and almost benign to most people. … Read More