A Wolf Among Sheep - The Hop

Historically, the beer we know today tastes nothing like the spice and herb laden concoctions of the past. Modern beer utilizing the four main ingredients of barley, hops, water, & yeast is a fairly recent invention in the grand scheme. Typical beers of the ancients utilized juniper, coriander, rosemary, and other aromatics to both clarify & preserve these early brews. Some of these mixtures were called gruit, and modern examples are still brewed today.

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Barley - A Brief Biography

We here at Windermere Brewing Co. are self admitted history geeks, and for every book we read on the brewing process & recipe formulation, we probably read five more about the history of how we got to a certain process or style. Brewing in our opinion is what the alchemist should have truly been seeking after, turning raw ingredients into that liquid gold the entire world has come to cherish

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Why Windermere?

The history of breweries both in Europe and America revolve around small towns throughout both continents. The local brewery concept isn’t a new one, in fact, it's one of the oldest business concepts in historical record…

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