As we approach the Holidays, it’s time to start thinking about the brews we’ll drink cozied up to a warm fire, heater, or loved one. In episode 3, Warren and Matt explore the broad category of Winter Warmers. Follow along at home with any (or all) of these commercial examples: Great Divide Hibernation, Harpoon Winter Warmer, 21st Amendment Fireside Chat, Schlafly Christmas Ale, Corsendonk Christmas Ale, Tröegs Mad Elf, and Sierra Nevada Celebration.
Autumn is upon us, and the apple harvest will be in full swing soon. It’s the perfect time to make your own hard cider. In episode 2, Warren and Matt share their knowledge and musings on cider, and the studio audience gets in on the fun. Follow along at home with any (or all) of these commercial brews: Ciderboys First Press, Doc’s Draft Hard Apple Cider, Magner’s Original, Magner’s Pear, Woodchuck Amber, and Woodchuck Pear.
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The Coolship Podcast has launched!
The Coolship Podcast is dedicated to beer lovers, home brewers, and professionals alike. At the helm are Warren Wilson, owner of Homebrew University in Hackettstown, NJ, and Matt Czigler, owner and head brewer at Czig Meister Brewing in Hackettstown. In addition to being avid beer fans (and these boys know how to enjoy a beer!), they bring a combined 25+ years of home brewing and professional brewing skill to the show.
In Episode 1 Warren and Matt explore Oktoberfest and discuss the long history of the Märzen style, how it was made traditionally and today, and what to expect in a fine example of this beer. They sample three commercial brews: Sierra Nevada, Brooklyn, and Shiner. Grab a bottle of your favorite (or all of them) and follow along at home.