Rhode Island Fermentation Technicians

AHA Big Brew 2011

RIFT joined thousands of other homebrewers around the world to celebrate National Homewbrew Day by brewing 50 gallons of Belgian wit at John C’s garage brewery. We had some great brews, chatted about techniques, and even roasted some coffee. Thanks to everyone who made it!

November’s Topic: English Pale Ales

The next RIFT Style Exploration Club Competition (in alignment with the AHA Club-Only Competition) will be on English Pale Ales (BCJP category 8). Therefore, for our upcoming November club meeting, we’ll be doing a style profile on the English Pale Ales as the competition kick-off. This will include reviewing BJCP parameters as well as tasting…

Single Hop Experiment, Round 2

With the first round of the Single Hop Brewing Experiment going so well, the Rhode Island Fermentation Technicians (RIFT) decided to do a second round. As before, we would all brew the same Pale Ale that we used in the first round, but each of us would use a different hop. These would be single…

2010 Club Calendar of Events

June 6/24 – Club Meeting: Single Hop Beer Tasting (Round 2) July 7/10 – Club entries for the Dominion Cup are due to JW (for drive down to VA) 7/22 – Club Meeting: TBD August 8/1 – Blues & Brews Comp entry deadline 8/26 – Club Meeting: IPA Club-Only Comp Judging / Tasting September 9/23 – Club…

Single Hop Pale Ale II

Hot on the heals of the wildly popular single hop pale ale experiment in February, June brings a second round of american pale ales brewed with only one variety of hop. The club tasting will take place June 24. Here’s the tentative lineup: Chinook – Bil H. Citra – Josh C. Mt. Rainier – Jeff…