Yes. I will talk about this day…but first thing first. The time change is kicking my arse. I naturally wake up around 6:30am but this morning when I got up, I wanted to pull my eyeballs out. Although I was not thrilled to be up, I was however; thrilled because I was heading down to Griffin Claw Brewery in Birmingham to be a part of the International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day.  This day celebrates the women of craft brewing and also raises funds and awareness for the

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I hit Starbucks first and grabbed a triple grande non-fat latte to wake up and a double smoked bacon, cheddar, egg on croissant sandwich.  HOLY COW!!  Best thing I ate all day…maybe all week!  Get Sum!  Im not gonna go deep on the entire day because the pictures speak for themselves, but let me tell you, I am a home brewer and they gave us the full meal deal!  We were truly brewing from start to finish. What I love about craft beer is the purity of it. No junk. No fillers. No polysorbate 80. Just hops, yeast, water, malt.

From milling the barley and tasting the 3 different types of grains,

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to cleaning the yeast,

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to weighing and adding the hops,

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to lautering (separating the wort from the grain) and pitching the yeast.

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I missed the very end where we went into the tasting room and cracked a few open but in a few short weeks us ladies will be able to reap the rewards of our hard work.

A delicious red ale!


The Fermenta Chicks (and Bonnie, Marty and Ian)