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Yeast Shepherding Part 3: The taming of the brew

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Welcome back for the thrilling conclusion of “Yeast Shepherding”. In parts 1 and 2, we’ve taken you on a philosophical journey explaining our impetus for and approach to collecting wild yeasts. Here, I’ll explain precisely how we get these yeasts and bend them to our will (or not).  This is the story of how we take wild, untamed single-celled fungi and teach them the elocution of beer-making. Nomadic Saccharomyces can be found in various crevices within […]

The Aeronaut Team: Matt

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This is the third post in a five-part series on the people who make up Aeronaut Brewing Company. Here, we introduce the quirky characters who envisioned this brewery and urban farmhouse, and are now making it a reality. Meet Matt Paonessa, one of our talented brewers here at Aeronaut. We asked Matt to share the experience of his beer journey with us. So read on fellow beer lovers to meet one of the makers of […]

PASSIONFRUIT SOUR PLANET

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[Howdy readers … enjoy this guest blog post, a photo-journal by Ben & Gillian accompanying today’s passionfruit can release while your faithful editor and labs chief Ronn is out of town! We promise a return to form upon his happy return! –B&G] MARCH 2016 — FRUITY BEGINNINGS It began with a fruit lunch… Every once in awhile, we join up for an R&D lunch as a team. March 3, co-founder & blog writer Ronn set a […]

Yeast Shepherding Part 2: Beer from thin air

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In our never-ending quest for interesting and new beers, we’ve set out on a path that takes us in a very biological direction, focusing on yeasts and other microbes that contribute to beer flavor. This is a path that we’re betting will lead us to a Shangri-La of beer, where new and untold sensations greet us at every sip.  If you read our manifesto on why we collect new yeast strains (part 1 of this […]

Yeast Shepherding Part 1: Why we search for yeast

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How many beer styles are there? Well, the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP), which is widely considered to be the authority on beer style guidelines, lists around 114 subcategories for beer styles. To a neophyte craft beer enthusiast, this may seem like a lot to learn, but to any one of the 4000+ breweries in this country, such a small number of styles means that any single beer style can be expected to exist in a […]

Aeronaut lets its beaker flag fly

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Those of you who frequent the Aeronaut establishment will astutely notice (it is assumed that Aeronaut customers are both astute and highly sophisticated) the dynamic nature of the space–from the art on the walls that changes monthly, to the ever-changing beer menu. You’ve probably also noticed that we put up a new fermenter every few months. Perhaps you’ve come in one week to find a shuffleboard court, and then come back a few months later to […]

Fermentation Fest 2015 Part 2: Fear and loathing at the fermentation festival

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A panoply of smells, at once full, fragrant and fetid filled the air. There was a general churning as attendees slipped to and fro past one another. It started off with the demonstrators setting up in the early Sunday morning hours and rather swiftly built to a climax at mid-day with thousands of individuals acting in concert to dish out, consume and metabolize all that was on offer. Put an airlock on this one: the […]