Archive for May, 2020

Blackberry Wheat Ale

Fruit beers are especially popular in the warmer months and as summer is approaching, we always brew a raspberry beer. Red raspberries tend to impart more flavor than black, but either will work in this recipe based on availability or preference. The base for this beer is a wheat ale which is neutral and light […]

Cream Ale

With summertime almost here our thoughts turn to the lighter side of beer. Oh, we mean that “lawnmower” beer that’s cleanly fermented and flavorful. A nice cream ale would be delightful to enjoy on a warm afternoon. Something so drinkable and refreshing while retaining the noble hop character unlike the typical American lagers. This beer […]

American Pale Wheat Ale

       To make a truly different beer has always been a major test and desire for any homebrewer.  Well, there is a style that captivates many a palate enough to create a demand.  This will involve the use of a common grain in conjunction with malted barley.  Yes, think wheat added to your favorite Blonde […]

Honey Brown Ale

Sometimes a change is needed. We always enjoy variety in life, so the same goes for the craft beer we drink. Homebrewing can fill in the voids where you can make a beer you can’t buy. That being said, we decided it was time to brew a honey brown ale unlike anything from the shelves […]

Hibiscus Mango Wheat Ale

Bringing a keg of your homebrew to a wedding is a great gift to those special people that invited you, well bringing two of your beers is even better. I usually include fruit beers because they quickly become a crowd favorite. One is always the Cherry Gala Ale while the other is a Hibiscus Mango […]

Wedding Ale

Wedding Ale When called upon to brew something special for a wedding, I decided a fruit beer would convey that extra boost to the spirit of the event. Cherries came to mind since they are red and symbolize passion. For the base a neutral blonde ale would be an excellent canvas to blend all the […]

Cherry Gala Beer

            7 #   Briess Brewers malt             1 #   Briess Caramel malt 60 °L             2 #   Blonde RoastOat malt 4 °L             3 oz. Country Malt Red X malt             6 #  Frozen Cherries defrosted             1 #  Honey             3 oz. Belma hops pellets          8.5  % AA Mash   3 G. 50 oz. […]

A Clever Brew Trickster’s Wit

Trickster’s Wit is an enticingly robust White IPA brewed using Belgian Pilsner malt, 2-Row barley, and Torrified Wheat to create a silky smooth palate and body. Belgian Wit yeast, Chinook, Centennial, and Cascade hops for bittering, Amarillo for aroma with more Chinook and Cascade plus Azacca dry hop result in a beer with a fruity […]

Smokin’ Blonde Ale

What at first seems like a strange brew will evolve onto a unique experience that is truly refreshing. In attempting to duplicate the famous beers of Bamburg we combine 2-Row barley and Caramel 10 with 26% Rauch malt balanced by Pioneer and Ultra hops.     Smokin’ Blonde Ale      7.5 #  Briess Brewers malt   3 […]

Hop Whirled IPA

Sometimes we need to make a beer that can be a part of any new trend showing up in our beer world. Well this beer, as in IPA is created using a process where hops are whirled in the kettle to infuse their own flavor characteristics. Using hops donated to the cause like Falconer’s Flight […]