My first attempt at all grain brewing, the Dust N' Bones is an experimental pale ale, packed with American hops and with half of the batch additionally dry hopped with Romanian wild hops, to give it an authentic touch.
My second experiment with extract kits, this homebrew allowed me to add the aroma hops myself for the first time and also ended up with quite a big 24L batch. Final beer was more sour than expected and had quite the off taste.
My first contact with homebrewing, this IPA was made from a full extract kit by Brewferm. The simple to follow instructions and straightforward process made it the gateway homebrew for me, despite the disappointing end result.
Some time ago I was enjoying an Imperial Red Ale brewed by a good friend of mine at his place in Amsterdam. That was when George first slipped the Hopsylvania name into the conversation. Depite being a beer enthusiast at the time, I had not yet gotten into homebrewing myself. A few years later and I was just finishing labeling a sixty bottle batch of the very same Imperial Red Ale, brewed from the same kit and branded as Hopsylvania.
It all started off as a label idea for that one IPA but ended up a full-blown branding project that required time, dedication, creativity and patience. This website is just a small part of the bigger whole that is Hopsylvania; a project on which I loved working because I love beer, but most of all I loved working on it because it was the sum of everything that made me the designer I am today.