Welcome to Mark's Homebrewing

Save the Ales. 
Skip the propaganda and link me to the current events.


Mark enjoys drinking beer for its flavor and aroma. Mark has been brewing his own beer since 1994. He primarily crafts Ales, but also enjoys Cider, Mead, and Root Beer. Now that he has significant refrigeration, he has begun to think about venturing into lagers.  If you are interested in his success, take a look at the awards he has received since 1995.

If you are interested in trying the hobby, may I suggest a nice little article "A Beginner's Guide to Home Brewing"at Improvenet.
Nice references and tries not to scare you off. 

As his home is his castle and has cousins brewing beer elsewhere in the country, Mark bottles his beers under the label of "Glewwe's Castle Brewery".  I used to go by "Midwestern Castle Brewery" to accommodate the other family members across the USA, but they can get their own brewery name.  Ha!!  A personal choice is a "Death by Honey" mead, with raspberry blossom honey and a final alcohol content of 10.5% ABV.  There is not much (only had enough honey for 2 gallons of mead) but strong aroma, flavor, body, and kicks like a mule.  I need to find some more raspberry blossom honey.  Another favorite past time is pressing his own apples for juice and cider.

He has knowledge and/or experience with:

Please Note: This is not an exhaustive listing. In fact, the availability of fine beers and home brew supplies is changing very quickly. I suggest looking at some of the free newspapers and other information available listed under Home Brewing News or Beerlinks (Quality Global Beer & Brewing Links). I will try and keep on top of the local market within the Twin Cities (of Minneapolis and St. Paul Minnesota, USA). I will also try and keep an eye out for the market in the five state region (Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and the Dakotas). Please feel free to inform me of additional information.
Some Guinness was spilt on the barroom floor
when the pub was shut for the night.
Out of his hole crept a wee brown mouse
and stood in the pale moon light.
He lapped up the frothy brew from th'floor
then back on his haunches he sat;
And all night long you could hear him roar,
"Bring on the god damn cat!"

Current Events

To save my sanity, I have moved all current events up with a the family calendar.  Hope you can sort it all out.

Brewing Styles

Life is too short to drink cheap beer.

Take a look at a summary of Categories & Subcategories of Recognized Beer Syles (from BJCP and AHA).


Home Brew Competitions

"A fine beer may be judged with only one sip, but it's better to be thoroughly sure."
- Czech proverb

There are lots of competitions, but I am primarily interested in competitions in the Twin Cities area ... or the five state region ... or having international fame.   Come take a look at what I know about.


Home Brewing Clubs

In every organized activity, no matter the sphere,
a small number will become the oligarchical leaders and the others will follow.
Sociology' Iron Law of Oligarchy
There are lots of clubs, but I am primarily interested in clubs in the Twin Cities area ... or the five state region ... or having international fame.    Come take a look at what I know about.

Home Brewing Supplies & Vendors

There are lots of vendors of home brewing supplies, but I am primarily interested in vendors in the Twin Cities area ... or the five state region ... also mail order & web access.  Come take a look at what I have found. 

Home Brewing Recipes

Mark has had some luck with a few recipes good enough to share.  I have broken them up into the following categories: Beer, Cider, Mead, Soda, and Odds & Ends.

In addition, there is lots of room for experimentation with the Cat's Meow Recipes.


Beer Tasting & Festivals

If it's good for ancient Druids,
runnin' nekkid through the wuids,
Drinkin' strange fermented fluids,
it's good enough for me!

There are lots of festivals, but I am primarily interested in festivals in the Twin Cities area ... or the five state region ... or having international fame. Come take a look at what I have found.


Brew Pubs

Around here, a light beer is one that's half full.
Motto of Snake River Brewing Company & Restaurant,
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Brew Pubs are establishments that brew & serve on premise (usually with food). I am primarily interested in brew pubs in the Twin Cities area ... or the five state region ... or having international fame. Come take a look at what I have found.

Also, may I also suggest the pub lists at:
Homebrew archives
Brewpubs around the World
Institute For Brewing Studies' Breweries Around The World Index
Potomac Interactive Corporation's PubCrawler
Beer Travelers Index
Beer Expedition (tm) - North American Breweries
Real Beer Page: Brew Tour


Breweries

There are several types of breweries: Micro, Regional, and Major. Breweries may also do contract brewing for other labels. There are also Brew on Premise breweries where "homebrewers" can make beer in a commercial grade environment. There are lots of breweries, but I am primarily interested in smaller breweries in the Twin Cities area ... or the five state region ... or having international fame.  Come take a look at what I have found.


Schools

There are institutions dedicated to producing brew masters.  Here are some.

Home Brewing News

Here are some sources of other brewing that may interest you. Here are some other FTP brewing sites that may interest you. UK (English) Brewing News Some mead links, some of which contain honey info:


Brewing Humor & Quotable Quotes

"Winston, you're drunk." 
     --Bessie Braddock to Winston Churchill 
"Bessie, you're ugly.  But tomorrow I shall be sober.." 
     --Churchill's reply 

Mark has collected a interesting set of humor and quotable quotes on brewing & drinking.  He invites you to smile and enjoy the lighter side of brewing.


For comments, please contact Mark, the webmaster@glewwe-castle.com
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