Have you ever wondered why the head of the beer is a different color than the actual beer itself? What makes it stay stick to the glass and create what we call “lacing” on the cup as you guzzle down your delicious brew? Why do some beers tend to have a nice frothy head all the way to the bottom of the glass while others dissipate rather quickly and pathetically? Let’s explore what we do know about “beer head.”
Lessons from the Brewmaster: James Burge on "How to Pour Bottled Beer"
In this second episode of our new series, Pure Order Brewing Co.'s Brewmaster James Burge shows us how to properly pour a beer out of a bottle. As James explains, "A lot of people think this is easy but it's really not." Here are the directions for pouring the perfect beer from a bottle every time and make sure to watch the video below and don't miss last week's "How to Pour Tap Beer".
Pure Order Brewing Co. is excited to start a new fall tradition! We will be screening various type of Halloween-like movies every Friday this October. We are kicking it off this Friday, October 7 at 6:30pm and will be screening the classic film, Dracula here at the brewery. Come by and enjoy some great beer, great company and a great classic film under the stars. Please note movies may not be appropriate for all ages.
Pure Order Brewing Co. Sponsors #MySantaBarbaraBusinessExpo
The Annual #MySantaBarbara Business Expo event hosted by the Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce was a great success. The event was on September 23 from 4-8pm and featured a diverse group of more than 1500 attendees, customers and businesses from the region. There were different restaurants, breweries and wineries doing tastings throughout the event and a great opportunity to mix and mingle with other business owners and locals.
As YETI describes, “The YETI Presents Stories from the Wild Film Tour invites you to get to know YETI on a more personal level. Over a night of BBQ and beer, YETI will screen some of our most impactful films, sharing YETI stories, products, and badass spirit.”
YETI delivered on their latest tour stop here at our very own Pure Order Brewing Co. Being big fans and supporters of YET, the Pure Order Team was incredibly excited to partner with YETI for this event and screening that featured beer, food, giveaways, and more. 100% of proceeds from the night went to American Rivers, an organization that focuses on river replenishments, “American Rivers protects wild rivers, restores damaged rivers and conserves clean water for people and nature.”
On The Panel with Pure Order’s Brewmaster James Burge
This past weekend marked the 6th annual Santa Barbara Fermentation Festival, an event that showcased local and regional experts on the history, benefits and preparation of fermented foods. Not only was the festival a great way for people to taste different local beers with over 8 breweries, multiple bars and restaurants serving specialty drinks, high alcohol kombucha and shrub, it also helped raise money to support our local FoodBank of Santa Barbara County.
The festival, created by the mother/daughter duo Lynn Hartman and Katie Hershfelt, included samples of 75+ artisan fermented foods from 50+ exhibitors, and four stages featuring local and regional experts. Cultivate Events did an amazing job creating the perfect local food and farming ambience at the Rancho La Patera & Stow House venue. What made it even more special were the interactive hands-on activities and the Q&A panel featuring local brewmasters and fermented food curators.Event-goers had a lot of great options to try, which focused on unfiltered beers and natural fermentation.
Over at the Farm-to-Bar stage, Pure Order was more than excited to be a part of the“Cultivating Yeast: The Birth of Booze” panel with some very well respected brewers and shrub makers. It is always a blast for us to be around and to share the stage with Charles Williams of Broken Clock Vinegarworks, Patrick Ceriale of Telegraph Brewing Co. It was a big honor and we were proud to have our very own brewmaster James Burge up there. James also enjoyed talking about the bread project with Nancy Oster because it was a great way for people to understand that not only can you use yeast to make our delicious beer but you can use the same yeast to make delicious breads as well. We used several types of beer yeast to make a sourdough bread but found the Hefeweizen yeast was our favorite and gave the bread a great hefe flavor and chewy texture for our breads.
James was honored to be on the panel fielding questions on how we use yeast and how we care for it. We also discussed how you at home can collect wild yeast. Placing some a water and flour mixture under a fruit tree for a night with a cheese cloth over it should do the trick!
For more lessons from the brewmaster James Burge, stay tuned for next week’s series featuring videos of the brewing process!
Pure Order Brewing Co.
Pure Order Brewing Company recently installed their two bocce ball courts due to a high demand for outdoor games and a dying hops garden as the severe drought is still in effect. The court was constructed with help from some of Pure Order Brewings regulars and is now open for the public to play during open hours, Thursdays t0 Sundays.
The perfect session beer, SBA is the beer you’ve been craving for those days in the warm Santa Barbara sun with friends. Golden in color, this bright extra pale ale leans on the lighter side but packs a gentle burst of balanced hop and malt flavor while boasting a soft finish, leaving your taste buds expecting another sip. Whether you’re the active outdoor lifestyle type, a craft beer aficionado, or the occasional beer drinker, then this beer is for you.