About The Author


I am 25 years old and have been brewing since February of 2007.

Beer kind of snuck up on me, I suppose that’s how it goes when you aren’t allowed to touch the stuff until you are 21. I was apprehensive to start brewing because it seemed like a long, arduous process, but the rewards have proven to be worth the trouble. I brew a couple of times a month, and hope to keep on brewing for many years to come. I love to brew beers that are unique. It is definitely more fun to brew a beer if I know that I am not going to find anything quite like it anywhere else.

This website is set up as a reference for me more than anything, but if you have stumbled upon it, I encourage you to learn from it, give advice where you think I can learn, and most of all, just RDWHAHB.

I am passionate about the hobby and it is my life-long quest to brew the perfect batch of beer.

Alex at the Devil’s Backbone


7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. George  |  January 27, 2008 at 9:00 pm


    Stumbled on your blog while looking for midwest breweries website. Looks like you are enjoying the art. Keep it up!

  • 2. Kylan  |  January 30, 2008 at 10:45 am

    Hey Alex,

    I just found this blog from your link on Facebook. Cool idea! You’ve already inspired me to take a shot at brewing some beer. Might have to wait until this summer, though.


  • 3. THE MOLITOR  |  March 18, 2008 at 1:02 am

    Dude, Mike, you have a wordpress blog!?! I love wordpress.

  • 4. Kylan  |  March 18, 2008 at 5:55 am

    Hey Alex,

    Have you ever considered brewing a sorghum beer? When I was in Rwanda, the most popular brand of beer was made with sorghum, not barley. Today I heard public radio story about Guinness starting to use sorghum for its brewing in Africa.

    The Story:


  • 5. Alex  |  March 18, 2008 at 7:28 am

    That does sound like fun, I’d love to try it, but first I need to find some sorghum…A google search seems to suggest it may be a bit challenging to find, but I would love to try it! I’m always looking for interesting things to try and I had read a little bit about sorghum beer.

  • 6. THE MOLITOR  |  March 24, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    Hey Mike,

    This is Chris again. Hey, have you heard of the Chuck Norris facts? If so, I think you would like FactComics.com.


  • 7. Chasity  |  July 3, 2015 at 12:21 am

    It’s nearly impossible to find knowledgeable people
    about this subject, but you sound like you know what you’re
    talking about! Thanks


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