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Three Bears Brown Ale

20 May


This big brown ale features Cascade, Centennial and Northern Brewer hops with a big dose of Chocolate and Crystal malt.  Three Bears was brewed by steeping the grains extra hot, fermenting extra cold, and turning out just right.  Brewed by Travis Neufeld in Napa Valley California.

Outdoor Amber

22 Sep

Malty yet complex, Outdoor Amber is a full flavored and rather sweet ale that is slightly offset by a subtle earthy hop note

Malty yet complex, Outdoor Amber is a full flavored and rather sweet ale that is slightly offset by a subtle earthy hop note

My 4th homebrew turned out to be pretty decent.  Outdoor Amber is a pretty sweet but still complex ale that has a distinct but subtle hop character to balance it (if I do say so myself).  I gave away several bottles of it and nearly everyone said they loved it which is an improvement over previous homebrew attempts.  The yeast didn’t fully convert all the sugar to alcohol so the residual sugar gives a rich caramel flavor.  Being my first beer with new equipment in a new location, I can’t complain, and I’m really excited for the next one.

Happy Brew Year!

5 Jan

brewing and beer top 10 beers 2012

May your 2013 be filled to the brim with golden, delicious, refreshing proof that God wants us to be hoppy happy!

Here’s my personal top 10 craft beers of 2012:

  • Hangar 24 Helles Lager – now in cans!
  • Stone 16th Anniversary IPA
  • Fort George Sunrise OPA
  • Firestone Walker Wookey Jack
  • Lagunitas Brown Shugga’
  • Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale
  • Anchor Steam Holiday Porter
  • Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar
  • Hangar 24 Double IPA
  • Maui Brewing Coconut Porter

Brewing and Beer’s Own

8 Feb

 stuck firm label

We here at Brewing and Beer just bottled up our first beer, Stuck Firm Vanilla Stout, a smooth and light bodied stout with vanilla present through and through.  The brewing team consisted of the beautiful Allison, her assistant (me), along with the film crew, Hugo and Donn.  We’ve been experiencing some delays getting our first brewing video out, but it will not be our last.  We plan on making original video content a major part of Brewing and Beer and we’d like your help in creating something that you’d like to see.

If you have any suggestions, comments, questions or anything please email us at  We are also looking for help with article writing and video production.

Most importantly, thank you for visiting our site. Prost!

Travis Neufeld

Music to our Beers

7 Jan

Beer Song by ElbowSkin from The Post Project on Vimeo.

Comedy duo ElbowSkin perform one of the best songs we’ve ever heard!  Remember, “if it’s a light beer pour it out”.

Click here to purchase on iTunes, and check out more from ElbowSkin by visiting their site here.