Brewing Like a Nomad

How to bottle your next trip

By Caleb Michalke and Whitney Galvin-Michalke

We brewed our first “nomadic beer” on a canoe trip in the Wisconsin Northwoods.

Our goal was to make a souvenir brew, a bottle of nostalgia—something to enjoy after work drew us back from our weekend getaway. We loaded our canoe with camping supplies and basic brewing gear: a cooler for mashing, an empty keg f…

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