About – OLD

2 friends exploring and inter-mingling the worlds of beer and veganism…

Brett lives in Albany, home to “The Beer Library” but no vegan restaurants. He’s been vegan for approximately a million years and homebrewing for 4.  Brett dreams of making delicious seitan from scratch using spent grain some day.

Kevin lives in Philadelphia, home to too many beer bars and too many vegan restaurants to name. He’s been vegan for 10 years and homebrewing for about 2 and a half.

Brett and Kevin’s first collaboration beer, a Belgian Barleywine named “Brother Oblivion” (based on the Dema-Goddess Ale recipe in Extreme Brewing), recently took 2nd place in the Belgian Specialty Ale category at the 2008 Knickerbocker Battle of the Brews. Kevin’s double ipa based on the “Hop Hammer” recipe in Brewing Classic Styles (Pliny the Elder clone) recently took 3rd place for American IPA at the 2008 HOPS BOPS Competition, while his crazyass saisonesque concoction dreamed up by Jon Medlinsky took 2nd place for Belgian Specialty Ale in the same contest.

The goals of this site include:

  • Chronicling our homebrew gems and debacles
  • Keeping track of commercial breweries that omit animal finings from their processes
  • Pairing vegan fare with beer
  • General commentary on the beer world


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