Mail Fail

Fail Whale Pale Ale shirt design by Ian Leino.

The AABG email list appears to be down at this time. The problem has been reported, and hopefully it will be back soon. Paid members of AABG can sign up for the Forum as an alternative.


Photos from the club-only competition are posted

Susan Rankert took some photos during the Old Ale club-only competition judging. They are finally available here.

You can also find them on the AABG Photo Albums menu (above).



Saury Barrel Exchange: Belgian Golden/Saison

On Sunday a dozen or so folks gathered at my place (Aron Butler) to drain the Belgian Golden from the Saury barrel there and replace it with a Saison. Like the Radoux barrel currently holding a Flanders Red at my place, this one was obtained from 2 Lads Winery of Traverse City. It was filled […]

2011 Big Brew on May 7

BOULDER, CO. A celebration of National Homebrew Day, known as AHA Big Brew, is now in its 14th year. The Ann Arbor Brewers Guild will host a local site on May 7, 2011.

Organized by the American Homebrewers Association (AHA), AHA Big Brew celebrates National Homebrew Day, honored on the first Saturday of May. AHA […]

AABG Sour Wine Barrel – Flanders Red Fill

This post provides an update on the 2010 sour wine barrel project initially described here:

On 8/21 a group of AABG brewers emptied the saison from the barrel, distributing to the ten brewers who had originally contributed. Final gravity was measured at 1.007, and tasting showed a fairly tart and dry beverage with plenty […]

Tasting notes from the 1 Wort 20 Yeasts experiment.

Tasting Notes from 1 Wort 20 Yeasts (1.2Mb PDF file)

Chris Frey writes:

Attached are the tasting notes from Saturdays’ Same Wort – Different Yeasts.

Two tables of 5-6 volunteers carefully discussed the nuances of each sample.

This will be further developed, but someone suggested getting this feedback scanned and out to the […]

2010 Big Brew

First, Crispy’s brief report:

Big Brew 2010 is in the bag. (Literally for Roger!) I have posted our results to the AHA site. I was given the number 185 for the number of gallons brewed. I forgot to make an actual batch count and participant count, so I gave it my best guesstimation… The weather […]

AABG Sour Wine Barrel - Initial Fill

The AABG purchased a used barrel from 2 Lads Winery of Traverse City, where it had previously held Cabernet Franc. The barrel itself is the Bordeaux Export model made by Radoux Cooperage (French oak, M+ toast, 2007).

It was delivered to Aron Butler’s house in Pittsfield Twp on April 18, 2010. The basement there […]

April's Brew & View

We will be enjoying American Beer – a documentary. “In June of 2002, five friends left New York City by minivan and set out across the United States to visit 38 breweries in 40 days.” . They visit some well renowned breweries and talk with their founders and brewmasters including Larry Bell, Sam Calagione, […]