Author: Mike Gray

  • Keeping Light Beer Interesting: Brewing a Japanese-Style Rice Lager

    Keeping Light Beer Interesting: Brewing a Japanese-Style Rice Lager

    Over the last few years, I’ve worked on brewing an enjoyable light-colored, drinkable, lager. I’m trying to craft a beer that a fan of Budweiser or Coors would enjoy but with a more unique flavor profile. The first challenge, and it’s a big one, is making a quality light lager. Light lagers have nothing to […]

  • Embracing Digital Minimalism to Make the Most of Social Media

    Embracing Digital Minimalism to Make the Most of Social Media

    Back in the mid 2000s, my grad school thesis advisor sent me to a conference in Boston on the emerging field of social networks. Back then, Facebook had just started with college students and various social media platforms promised to connect the world by bringing everyone a few degrees of separation from world leaders and […]

  • Brewing an Oak Aged Sour Beer (Part 1)

    Brewing an Oak Aged Sour Beer (Part 1)

    I gave up alcohol for Lent, an unfortunate sacrifice when you brew beer as a hobby. While I am not drinking beer, I like to keep a batch fermenting and did not give up making alcohol, just drinking it (sorry, I’m a lawyer). To avoid the disappointing circumstance of brewing a beer that’s past its […]