Make Custom Botanical Brews by Infusing Beers with Herbs and Spices

Cate Huguelet

Want to experiment with custom botanical beer but don’t have a brewhouse at your disposal? Take a cue from taprooms around the country creating post-brew herbal infusions.

Dan Schmelzer, cask master at Seattle’s Fremont Brewing, outlines the process: “We insert a stainless-steel cylinder in-line between the keg and the tap, which is then filled with whatever we have on hand that would add a suitable flavor to the beer we’re...