Month: April 2020

  • Beer Yeast Part II

    Yeast makes beer. That statement requires some clarification; yeast fermentation turns pre-fermented sugar-water called wort into beer, this is the basis for what was discussed last time. Yet there is no universal strain of yeast, and there are many different types that, depending on how fermentation occurs, impact flavour and […]

  • Home is where the beer is

    In the blink of an eye, our world has changed.  One thing constant is the strength of the human spirit.  We’ve seen monumental support for frontline workers and those going above and beyond to ensure we all come out on the other side safely together.  We raise a virtual glass […]

  • FenelonBrewCo.’s Beer Colouring Contest

    Introducing FenelonBrewCo.’s Beer Colouring Contest with original designs released each week “Colouring has been shown to reduce stress and promote relaxation due to inherent qualities, such as the ability to remain present and focused on the image and provide temporary relief from life stressors.” —Martha Dorn, The Art Therapy Project […]

  • Beer Yeast

    When making beer, there are four essential ingredients: water, malt, hops, and yeast. There are a few more items that are often added, such as clarifying agents, brewing salts, pH adjusters, among others, but for sake of clarity, let’s focus on the fundamentals. Previously on this blog, hops were discussed […]