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Taking beer out of the basement. Award winning beer maker and man behind Arctic Alchemy, Chris Bowen, gives Forbes.com a tour of his Hammersmith brewery. The printed version of the story should hit the newstands today.
Philadelphia Daily News, Joe Sixpack “Adventurer seeks to re-create centuries-old Arctic Ale”, 2/5/10: Bethlehem, PA homebrewer with a thirst for history uncovers the story of the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office of the White House, and will adventure to the Canadian Arctic to re-create an Ale that is linked to its history. . . (read more). Read the arcticle online at Philly Daily News.
BrewWorks, “Historic Bethlehem Brewer Goundie Comes Back to Life!”, 7/16/09: Award-winning amateur brewer and beer historian teams with Bethlehem microbrewery to recreate historic Old Monocacy Ale and re-enact Johann Sebastian Goundie, Bethlehem’s first official town brewer, ca. 1820. . . (read more).
The Morning Call, “Beer-brewing pals craft a winner: Hobbyist and pro concoct a winning India Pale Ale”, 10/17/07: An amateur basement brewer for merely one year, Christopher Bowen teams with pro brewer Beau Baden of BrewWorks, a Bethlehem, PA microbrewery, to bring home the Pro-Am Gold from the Great American Beer Festival held in Denver, CO. . . (read more).
The Morning Call, "One Cold Brew", 7/2/2010: Later this month, Chris Bowen of Bethlehem and a couple of his friends will lead a motorcycle expedition north; far, far north; to the Canadian Arctic, where they plan to set up a portable brewery and make 100 gallons of a hoppy, potent beer that is exceeded in richness only by its own fanciful history. Read the full article online at The Morning Call.
LVcraftbeer.com, “There’s Nothing Like an Arctic Brew”, 7/8/10: Bethlehem beer historian and motorcycle adventurer Christopher Bowen will embark with comrades on July 25th to venture to the Canadian Arctic to set up a portable brewery to make 100 gallons of beer using an historic recipe and glacial waters and will document the entire journey. . . (read more)