Pumping up that IPA and APA with some late addition hopping

Shawn Kerr/Brewer, Beer Geek, and all-around classy guy I wear two hats, science teacher by day (for now) and brewer over here at what I like to call the 12 Gates test labs.  It’s such a paradigm shift taking one hat off and putting the other on in so many ways – work attire is […]

Why 12 Gates?

The “Twelve Gates” have their origin in folklore, mythology and scripture.  In the Book of Revelations (Revelation 21:12), there is reference to the twelve gates, each of which represents a different passageway to heaven.  Additionally, in folklore and mythology, it is commonly believed that there exists twelve gates, or entrances, to the underworld.  These gates are […]

First try at our IPA

Of course we’ll have several styles of beer to choose from on opening day. But we are serious when we tell everyone that we want to brew an outstanding flagship IPA.  Last week our brewer worked up a nice little recipe which was tested today even though its only been a week. Tasted like a […]