Planet Beer

This is a blog about making beer, primarily ME making beer. However, it will also teach you how to homebrew---either all grain or with little cans of goo. Enjoy!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Update for August, 2016!

It's been just a little while since my last post, er, more than a few years. Anyway, I became a beer consultant and helped with info, designing and building six breweries in New Hampshire, and maybe one in NY and MA.

Then at the end of 2014, I found a place for a new brewery, and named it Area 23. Months later, I learned that my business partner had mis-directed about $150,000. And now I'm hitting the road to South America, to see what fun things can be done there!

The last time I posted, Google hadn't bought Blogspot, and I could never remember my damn password, but it's all better now! Look for future posts coming more quickly.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Things have changed

...since Google took over Blogspot, yo! Candia Road screwed me over, but I have a new gig building a nano brewery in Hampton, NH called Blue Lobster. It's looking shockingly good, and I'll post photos soon. You can find it on Facebook too. Expected to open in June (ok, MAYBE May) 2012.

Let there be beer

Today's beer is Welsh Black

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Happy New Year!

If you're looking for How to Brew info, please go to the earliest posts on the list.
And check out my latest efforts at Candia Road Brewing Company!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Naughty Nancy's Nut Brown Ale

The feds turned the original drawing down, so this was slightly altered from the first submission (yes I know!) Sorry it's been so long since posting. Please visit the Manchester Brewing Fans! page on Facebook for more up to the moment info.

Sunday, April 05, 2009


We've got a new website, over at Manchester Brewing! As usually happens, I forgot to post for a few months. The Studly Monk is aging well. I'm planning a new edition soon, which will have a higher ABV and more orange.

The John Thomas Red and Conspiracy Theory Oatmeal Stout are in the tank. We have a bottling machine on the way, so hopefully sometime this week these two will get into bottles, then become available the following week. The Alt Cntrl Delete is due after that.

Notes on the names:

The John Thomas Red is a very Monty Python kind of name. See if you can guess whose photo that is on the label! We're kind of fond of bad jokes around here, doncha know.

The Conspiracy Theory Oatmeal Stout features two men, one of whom is saying "Did you hear about Building 7?" to the other. Of course, Building 7 is the third World Trade Center tower to collapse on September 11, 2001. It fell down even though it hadn't been hit by a plane. It might have been on fire, or maybe not. There are videos showing police telling bystanders that the building was going to come down, and moving them away from the building. Building 7 was ignored by the 911 Commission. See for more details. Oddly, everyone believes there was a conspiracy that led to 911. The only disagreement is who, exactly, was responsible. That President Roosevelt knew in advance of the Pearl Harbor attack has been settled since 2000, when listening post data from the South Pacific became available and unclassified. The government still won't cop to that one, either...yet.

The Alt Control Delete is one of my favorite labels. It's seriously geeky. The Alt form of beer (a Northern German style) is one of my favorites, and it's damn hard to find a good one hereabouts.

The Naughty Nancy's Nut Brown Ale was rejected by the Feds. We're going to clean her up a bit and re-submit.

We're also working on a deal to bring t-shirts of all our labels out, plus some other swag. Stay tuned on that one. You can get the original OMFG shirt design, and the Kombat Ale, on the Manchester Brewing site right now.

Derek Cochrane has left us for the bright lights of a landscaping career. Jason Knoblaugh is filling in at the assistant brewer helm.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

New photo

This photo appeared in a forum online and I asked the photographer, Mike B, if we could use it. The title is "Liberty Paraphrenalia" and has one of our Konkord Kombat Ales on the front, among other fun things. Kids: don't forget, alcohol and Uzis don't mix, unless your parents aren't home.

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Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Gitcher Space Beer, or not...

So if it won't be for sale in the next year, can we just buy it on Ebay?