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The Fine Stranger: We Trusted a Computer with our Beer (Name)

  If you have walked the aisles of your favorite craft beer store or even paid attention to the tap list at your local brewery, you may have noticed a trend of ever increasingly bizarre beer names. New names are getting harder to come by. With so many new breweries, chances are good that the… Read More

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Mouthfeel and “The Fine Stranger” Experiment

Brewing science is funny.  There’s a ton of information, but it can be very disjointed, which is in its turn very frustrating, usually. When we set out to research New England IPA in the spring of 2016, and then obviously in much more depth following the release of the M-43, we found very little research… Read More

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New Orthodox Fireside Chat – Distribution

  Hi folks, Travis here. If you’ve been following these posts, hopefully, you’ve got the feeling that we try to be transparent about how we do things, beer and otherwise.   The majority of the text below was born in a Facebook thread.  I wanted to answer a question and that answer turned into what you… Read More

Old Nation M-43

M-43 Statewide Distribution

Thanks to the incredible response to M-43, we’ll be rolling out cans for statewide distribution, starting Monday, April 10. For a list of the 300 or so retailers that will be receiving M-43 cans, click the link below. For an exact date of when your favorite retailer will be receiving their order, you’ll want to… Read More

Old Nation Boxer

New Orthodox Fireside Chat – N.E. IPA Update

This is Travis Fritts. I want to share a little information about what we’re doing in the brewery with everybody. Before I do that, I’d like to say thanks to everyone for the great reception we’ve had to our beers lately. We haven’t had this much fun brewing in a long time, and we’re thankful… Read More

Old Nation Brewing, and Dark Horse Brewing, The German hobo.

The German Hobo is Here!

Our collaboration beer with Dark Horse Brewing Co., The German Hobo, is now available on draft at your favorite restaurant or watering hole. Also, look for it in 16 oz. cans, beginning next week. Now if you don’t see The German Hobo at your favorite bar or retailer, just tell them that you would like… Read More

Brewing Malt

What Gives Beer Its Color?

The short answer is: Mostly malted barley In our last post, we wrote about what malt actually is. For this post, we’ll discuss how it’s made and a bit about what it does. Malt is responsible for providing the sugar that Brewer’s yeast use Malt is also responsible for the charachteristics in beer most easily described… Read More

Welcome to Old Nation Brewing!

Welcome to the internet presence of Old Nation Brewing Company! We’re happy you took the time to check us out. We hope to use this website as a way to share the knowledge we’ve gained in our studies and work in professional breweries and research facilities all over the world. We’re excited to bring our respect for tradition,… Read More

Who discovered (delicious) beer?

This is my favorite question because it gives me the opportunity to talk about Brewing techniques, recipe writing and ingredients all at once.  Given enough time, I can cover every aspect of brewing with this one simple question.  I usually don’t, though, and I won’t here either, so have no fear. For these blog posts,… Read More

Where we get our pub beer names

Some of the beers we make in the pub are experimental and only intended for sale at the Old Nation bar rail.  Usually they are “one offs” We often make them to test out a concept, get our customers ready for different styles which are more challenging or just as a favor to a friend… Read More

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