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The best beers demonstrate length. No, not length in the context of wine, where it indicates how long taste persists on the palate. By length, I mean depth of flavor. Let me explain. Great beers are bold with vivid flavors and strong palate presence. They are finessed with subtle intricacies and refined delicacies. And great…(Read More)

Our spontaneous beer series continues. The second article features Jester King Brewery! Jester King brewed its first batch of spontaneous beer on February 26, 2013 but the spontaneous program has roots dating back to 2010. when founder Jeff Stuffings was performing small volume spontaneous inoculation experiments on the rooftop of the brewery. The experiments were…(Read More)

For the last several years, I have worked toward outlining the intentions of Third Leap Brewing & Blending. Over that time, these intentions have evolved from motto to mission statement to (finally) manifesto. The Third Leap Manifesto embodies where we began and what drives us forward. It is a daily reminder of the values we…(Read More)

There are few breweries that I revere as deeply as Russian River Brewing Company. Among creating world-class beers (Damnation and Temptation are two all-time favorites), inventing the Double IPA (Pliny The Elder, anyone?), and pushing the boundary of sour beers (since ’99!), owner/head brewer Vinnie Cilurzo has been nothing short of essential…(Read More)

Don’t be busy. Be productive. In the midst of relocating across the country, planning a wedding, enrolling in an MBA program, and diligently writing for Third Leap Brewing & Blending, I went and started another project; SpontaneousBeer.com! Truth be told, I have been itching to share research about American Spontaneous Beer producers for…(Read More)

Evolution is the secret for the next step. Back in December, I wrote about the unoriginal concept of perpetually repitching my foraged yeast into future batches of farmhouse ales. The project, aptly named the Evolution Series, seeks to embrace the natural, spontaneous mutations within yeast over numerous fermentations. Three Evolution batches were brewed in 2016…(Read More)

The mountains are calling and I must go. Things have been quiet at Third Leap for the past several months, and for good reason. I am moving! I have been incredibly fortunate to call New England home for my entire life – from birth, through childhood, college, and even my career. Besides having served as a…(Read More)

It’s no secret that my approach to brewing is more imitation than innovation. I am largely influenced by both commercial brewers and, especially, homebrewers. I do my best to gather, digest, and consolidate as much information from as many resources as possible. But I also recognize that I do not have to reinvent the…(Read More)

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