Knocked Out at Bruton Stroube’s Kegs with Legs party. #bsskwl

Hop plant starting to climb. The other one didn’t survive.

Hop plant starting to climb. The other one didn’t survive.

Puppy power.

Puppy power.

Cascade hops breaking through.

Cascade hops breaking through.

All grain finally.

I finally took the next step in home brewing. After using malt extract the last two years, I decided it was time to take the training wheels off. Over the winter I collected all the appropriate equipment and on the first nice weekend of the spring I brewed my first batch.

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Dualing leprechauns.

Check out Urban Outfitter’s leprechaun shirt! It looks strangely familiar to me. That’s because I created one just like it for Bennigan’s in 2008…

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Bavarian Hefeweizen

I first tried Weihenstephan Hefe Weiss Bier at the strong recommendation of a pushy fellow customer at the Liquor World in Fayetteville, Arkansas last year. The floating yeast particles in the bottle turned me off at first, especially when the label claims it was made by the oldest brewery in the world, which is nearly 1000 years old.

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Renegade Restaurant Group Logo

This is a logo I created using spray paint and handmade stencils. See more below.

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Brown Ale

Introducing my second home brew creation, a brown ale. It turned out very well, definitely better than my first attempt at home brewing. This ale has a hint of caramel sweetness and a nice undertone of bitterness. The only downfall is that the carbonation is a little too strong. Oops. The alcohol by volume ended up at a solid 4.6%. Details below.

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der Weltbühne = the world stage

Around this time four years ago I designed the official beer cup for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany. What’s the official beer cup you ask? If you went to the World Cup and ordered a beer, your beer would have been served in this shiny collectible chalice.

I have blurry proof. Watch the video below, 35 seconds in.