BrewPoll Home Brewing and Craft Beer News Site

by Brad Smith on November 26, 2010 · 3 comments

I relaunched the BrewPoll Home Brewing and Craft Beer News site after a major overhaul of the site this week. BrewPoll is a social media site for beer fans where you can share your favorite sites and stories about home brewing, craft beer, and general beer brewing news. The upgraded site is running a new […]


We’re pleased to announce the launch of the BrewPoll Home Brewing and Craft Beer News Site. After launching into the Web 2.0 with BrewWiki a few years ago and this blog the last few months, I’ve been fascinated with the way that many new social sites are able to find and promote the “best of the web”…

So When is St Patrick’s Day Anyways?

by Brad Smith on March 15, 2008 · 2 comments

Stout St Pattys

St Patrick’s day is Monday March 17th 2008, right? Well it turns out that things are not so simple. Due to the early Easter holiday this year, St Patrick’s day conflicts with holy week. Because of this, Roman Catholic Church officials have moved St Patrick’s day feast up to Saturday the 15th of March. This […]

Given the hop shortage of 2008 we featured in an earlier article, it was great to hear that Samuel Adams will be offering 20,000 pounds of Tettnang and East Kent Goldings hops pellets for sale to microbreweries at cost. Though the 88 pound boxes are above the reach of most homebrewers, the sale is welcome […]


If you’ve made a trip to the local homebrew store you have probably noticed that hop prices are up and many of your favorite hops simply are not available at any price. I ordered hops last week at prices over $4 per ounce for some varieties. What caused the shortage? What does it mean for […]