The first beer at my wedding had to be light and crushable, and it had to go with the Vietnamese-inspired dinner menu. Yep, it could only be a rice lager.
There are few craft beers as iconic as Bell’s Two Hearted Ale. That makes it as good a homebrew cloning challenge as any. Here’s how I fared.
Three years from brewing, this decadent coconut-vanilla barrel-aged stout remains my Everest.
My lager education continues with the easy-to-describe, hard-to-perfect schwarzbier. It’s just a “black beer!” How hard could it really be?
I don’t love amber ales. But I do love fresh hop beers. Could a fresh hop amber ale with homegrown Cashmere help me love this boring-ass style?
When the leaves start to turn and there’s a nip in the air, there’s only one beer that’s seasonally appropriate: German festbier. Here’s my take on a classic.
For my 100th brew, I tackled a style I’d always been a little afraid of, worked on my patience, and found that there’s always more to learn in this hobby.
After bottling my rustic brett saison with Omega C2C Farmhouse, I decided to go in a darker direction, pitching a malty amber wort right onto the yeast cake.
Saison is one of my all-time favorite styles, but up until this past winter, Brett saison had been a blind spot in my brewing. This blonde saison with freekeh changed all that.
Dark beers are often heavy, but not so in the case of this supremely drinkable mild ale—balanced somewhere between a porter and an English brown in flavor, but as moreish as any lager. Another round, please.