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    Process Developments at S.M.O.D.

    Beer is a tortuous beverage for the folks trying to make it. While it’s easy to devote your whole life to making the stuff, it is really hard to translate that into truly “great” beer. Here at the Brewery of Saint Mars of the Desert we’ve just taken one more baby step towards the ultimate goal. For those of you still recovering from my last blog post I’ll make this short and sweet. Hopefully you all know that most of our beer is produced using a “coolship”. This is the step post boil where we transfer all of our hot…

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    A Cooler for All Occasions

    Going on a tour of our small brewery at Saint Mars of the Desert is an easy task.  If you can turn your head, you can see the whole place.  But we almost always find ourselves lingering in one specific corner with our…

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    Wundo and Koel It!

    There’s a long gap between this and my previous writings and I should apologize to anyone who cares.  We’ve been busy, of course but we had been allowing the beers and taproom to speak for us I guess.  Mostly people…

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    The Urchin’s Tale

    The Urchin was a small creature.  Insignificant-looking, perhaps.  But to some he was very much the opposite, as we shall see.  He lived on a moor, a moor on a hilltop, in a land of misty hills and billowy dales. …

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    Jack D’Or Must Die

    Our newest beer here at Saint Mars is not new at all in some ways. In other ways, it’s totally new, and in yet more ways, it’s just plain WRONG. For our new Sheffield friends, we aren’t trying to leave…