Sunday, January 22, 2012

A Blue Moose In Darwin Minnesota

I love A BLUE MOOSE in Darwin MN. If you are ever traveling west of the metro on Hwy 12 stop in and have a LONGBEARD. Tell Ann the Rooster sent you.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Longbeard Winter Wheat Black Lager

Longbeard hits Minnesota Beer Scene this week as the newest release from the small Bank Brewing Co. Winter Wheat is an ingredient not a season. Cheers!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Good Grain for Brewing

Winter wheat is a type of wheat that is planted from September to December in the Northern hemisphere. Winter wheat sprouts before freezing occurs, then becomes dormant until the soil warms in the spring. Winter wheat needs a few weeks of cold before being able to flower, however persistent snow cover might be disadvantageous. It is ready to be harvested by early July.