Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Featured in Flavorpill!

Homebrew 101 with Clara St. Brewing
when: Saturday Apr 3 (11am–5pm)
where: Clara St. Brewing
price: FREE

Tired of Bud Lite, Blue Moon, and PBR? Maybe you could do a better job making beer for yourself. Bryan Hermannsson is a man with a passion for DIY beer, and he is paying it forward by hosting free weekly Homebrew 101 sessions out of the garage that he calls his "nano-brewery." The former bio-engineer teaches you how to mash and mill the grain, add the hop, and how the beer machine works. You then get to drink the dark lager fruit of your labor. Stay thirsty my friends. - Michelle Broder Van Dyke

Monday, March 29, 2010

Homebrewing 101 @Clara St

Hello Beer Enthusiasts!

This Saturday I will be teaching a homebrewing workshop at the Clara St Brewery space.  If you're interested on how to brew all grain batches of beer come on by.  I will get started at 11am and run probably until about 5pm.  You can come by for any amount of time and I'll get you up to speed.  I will be giving explanations of the brewing process as well as info on how to get started in your own kitchen.  During this session we will be crafting 10 gallons of a dark larger.  I'm asking for a $10-$20 donation to keep the brew machine running, but of course no one will be turned away.  In the past,  I helped teach a workshop along side the UCSF Brewer's Guild at Langton Labs with about 30 beer lovers in attendance.  This time it will be in a smaller space and therefore less people with more of a chance to ask questions.  I hope you can make it!


What: Clara St Beer Brewing Workshop
When:  11am-5pm, Saturday April 3rd
Where: Clara St, SF, CA (email me for the address)
Why: Because you love craft beer.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Clara St. Brewing Sessions

As many of you know, we have weekly brew sessions where we experiment with amazing new beer flavors never before heard of to the modern world.  You will have to visit in order to taste and hear what these flavors are!  Below are a few amazing pictures of two brew nights we've had recently.  Photos taken by the talented Chris Willis.

Wafting in those wonderful beer aromas during the boil.

Owen take'n a sip of unfermented wort from the hydrometer cylinder.         

Joey from Cherry Voodoo and guests enjoying the fruits of our labor.

Beautiful grain shot post mashing.


Controlling the boil overs with a spray gun while Yuri adds hops.

The beer machine at work.

Explaining my precious tanks to Patrick, a fellow homebrewer.

The grill master in the back yard!

Socializing amongst the hoses.

Milling the beautiful grains.

"Have some grains, I promise you'll love it!"

I'm probably telling a fascinating story.


Get'n rowdy during clean up!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Blog Love

Clara St recently got some great shout outs from other great beer enthusiasts.

Hess blog:
From Clara St Brewing
(I'm actually a Bioengineering researcher, but its all science....)

Pencil & Spoon Review of my Belgian Ale:
I brought my Belgian Ale over to Richard's homebrew superbowl party and apparently someone liked it. Rock on!