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xBrew, what’s in a name?

So as I have discovered there is a competition here in the Seattle area that has not happened since 2007 called X-Brew. Although the competition is likely not to happen again this is a local affair and I do not want to step on any local clubs toes.  Soooooo I would like suggestions from you, yeah you out there. Go ahead and leave a comment on what you think the future name of our national homebrew collaboration experiment should be called. Ready?…Go!

Categories: The Beginning

xBrew #1 Labels Rough draft

01/18/2010 2 comments

Categories: The Beginning

An idea for #1 & to help keep the experiment stylin

01/13/2010 2 comments

So I was thinking the other day that we need a way to keep this experiment stylin AND have an easy way to identify & cellar these big beers for tasting down the road. Well why not a universal bottle label with the xBrew #1 logo and a blank for each brewer to write their twitter handle? A digital file is easy enough to pass around cross country these days. This way after xBrews of the future we could all end up with a nice variety of beers to try again down the road. Not only could you identify the brewer but also series stage within all future experiments if any brewer ever did more than one. I could see myself  contacting someone down the road and asking something like, “Hey, i’ll trade you a TheBrewDude xBrew #3 for a NewBrewThursday xBrew #1”.  Anyway, just an idea bouncing around in my dome but i think i will try and Photoshop some stuff up this weekend.

Categories: The Beginning

xBrew Anticipation

So after a very long break from reality over the holidays, i am back in action with my feet firmly planted in the real world. We have brewed a few beers lately and our efficiencies are improving which gives me much more confidence when preparing to brew a beer this big. (more than i had anyway) Ryan and I just have to obtain hops and we will be ready for action. The hardest part now is waiting…..waiting….yeaaaaahhh then we have to wait for the beer to finish! I know it’s all worth it in the end and am getting very excited to not only brew this one but taste all the great versions that will be made. It seems like ALL i want to do these days is brew and beers like this get me all worked up. Will our Mole porter be a disaster or will it rock the casbah? i’m not sure but I am stoked to give it a shot either way!


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xBrew Introduction

In the month of January a small group of home brewers will be brewing the same beer from all over the country, from east to west coast.  Some of you may be thinking who are these crazy home brewers and what are they doing?  Well the answer to that question is fairly simple. We are beer bloggers and beer lovers from all over the country, period. We love beer, we love to taste beer, we love to brew beer, we love to bathe in errrr…. never mind. Anyway you get the point. Read more…

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