Who or What is a "Beer Diviner"?
Packing home brewing equipment, our brewer and one-time English professor, Dr. Jonathan Post, traveled to a small village in West Africa in 2003. After learning to brew beer using local ingredients, he was invited into the divination room and honored with the title, “Beer Diviner.” What’s that? asked Dr. Post. "How should we know?" chuckled the shamans. "But we know it’s your job to find out." He's been brewing towards the answer ever since.
What is a Farm Brewery?
The New York State Farm Brewery Bill was designed to increase demand for locally grown products to create new businesses surrounding the brewing industry. Under the new law the beer must be made primarily from locally grown farm products (at least 60% starting in 2019).
At The Beer Diviner, we have always recognized the importance of the local--from the farmers who we buy barley and grains from, to the carpenter who gets a free pint for fixing our leaky roof, to the hops we pick outside the brewery's front door. The food we serve is also sourced from our local community of farmers including Guido's Farm, Four Fat Fowl Cheese, and Berkshire Mountain Bakery