Last Saturday for National "Learn To Homebrew Day," we have some German visitors that filmed our club brewing out back of The Hulmeville Inn. Erik and his crew were really nice and asked a lot of questions about brewing in general, how we all got into it, and the beer culture in America. It aired on ZDF TV in Germany, their second biggest TV station. Check out the link below!
It will air Wednesday 11/6/13.
"Somethings Brewing- How the Americans Are Reinventing Beer Culture
BREW beer in all imaginable flavors from chocolate to watermelon, store it in oak barrels that previously expensive whiskeys are matured, and serve the brewed also in the wine glass: homebrewer call themselves America's young wild beer brewers, far from bring fresh wind to the beer market of purity and tradition. 2100 the mostly small breweries there now. The motto: Way of the industrial production and to character, home-brewed beer. Beer is in as never before in the United States - and that at a time in Germany, the mother country of beer, less and less of it is drunk. As a reason that many experts see the unification of the world market: here are the five biggest beer companies divided the half of the total turnover. This ensures the consistent quality of beer while - uniformity ensures in the long term but also wasteland in the glass. The homebrewer to confront this monotony – with success: at the last world beer Championships small American farms collected dozen medals, among others for the best beer and the best beer.
Thomas Gill reported from the United States."