No Go Coffee Porter


Well guys, I kegged my Coffee Porter today and I’m afraid to say that this batch may be a dumper. There was quite a bit of astringency from the coffee extraction. I even tried adding cold brew and flavorings to balance the astringent flavors, thinking I could add those to the keg to balance it out. However, I don’t think that…

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Dry-hopped 100% Brett IPA


Today I moved my 100% Brett Apricot IPA into tertiary fermentation, for a mosaic dry hop! Deep golden color, clear. Sweet malty nose, light sourness, slightly funky with subtle apricot fruit flavor. I hope to balance it out a bit with the fruity Mosaic hop.

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Great Beer Quote


I heard this quote this morning on one of my beer podcasts (Beersmith) and I wanted to post it here and show my nerdiness! Fermentation is Entropy Captured There we go, its out there…I’m a nerd! Jared

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Great visit from old friends!


Today one of my oldest friends came by with his wife and daughter to meet our little Fisher (and drink some of my beer).  It was such a pleasure to have Craig, Clare, and Lydia come visit this afternoon. It was fun to hang out both in a very new stage of our lives. Thanks for coming over! 

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New beers on tap…


I have tapped and tasted the latest offerings from King Brewing Co… Sour Apricot Saison Orval Clone Let me know if you want to come by for a taste… and more importantly to hang out with the newest member (and future brewer) in the family!

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Beer Reviews


As I am drinking new beers, I hope to be posting quick reviews to the site to chronicle my likes, dislikes, and new things that I am able to find. I have asked a few good friends of my to contribute to the beer reviews section (an possibly more), so hopefully they will share some good thoughts on their drinking…

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BrewingDad Updates!


I know it has been a long time, and I don’t expect that anyone is actually following by blog…however, I have finally gotten around to updating by Brewing Log/Recipes page. Check it out for the basic info on all of the beers I have brewed. I will eventually get the individual detailed brewing logs linked to each recipe…but that might…

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Thanks for checking us out!

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Here is a collection of a bunch of random thoughts from brewers and fathers about their activities in brewing and parenting. Though I cannot now definitively state what types of things will be posted here, I am hopeful that it will contain information on the latest brews from the group, as well as musings about being a father. As an…

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Welcome Fisher into this world!


Today (October 6, 2016) I would like to welcome the birth of my first child, a little boy named Fisher King. This is that start of the brewingdad blog, and hopefully a great chronicle of the life and trials of a dad and brewer. I know that he will keep me very busy, which will likely take away from the…

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