The Diverse World of Dark Lagers
Not all dark beers—and most especially not all dark lagers—are the same. Take some time to parse the different dark lager styles out there and consider not only how they differ but also how we can modify our brewing approaches to produce them.
The Ultimate Guide to Brewing Barleywine
Barleywine is one of the oldest and most popular styles of beer. But, it's not an easy one to brew on your own. Here's our guide to help learn how to brew your own Barleywine recipe at home.
This classic Bavarian celebration lager is all about the malt. Noble hop flavor and aroma take a backseat in this clean, medium-bodied style that has a pleasant grainy sweetness. Brew up this great German lager now to enjoy it the spring.
Make Your Best Flanders Red Ale
A classic Flanders Red Ale is a riot of flavors, from rich fruity notes of black currant and plum and berries, to bright acidity and dark funk, and even a raw-grain-and-biscuit malt background. Read on and get brewing!
Seven Easy Ways to Improve Your IPA! - Homebrewing - Home Brewers Blog
Recently I came across a great article (5 Tips for Better IPAs) from the American Homebrewers Association where they interviewed Vinnie Cilurzo (Owner and Brewer at Russian River Brewing) and he gave 5 recommendations on how fellow brewers can improve their IPA’s. I thought that I would take some of Vinnie’s fantastic advice and […]
Sweet! Home Brewing With Chocolate | E. C. Kraus
Did you know that you can homebrew beer with chocolate? Yes, home brewing with chocolate is one more way to add more creativity to your brews. | E. C. Kraus
Designing and Brewing a Flanders Red Ale
Hello Sour Brewers! For those of you who, like myself, participate in Facebook, Reddit, or other online forums that discuss craft beer, you will have inevitably seen someone post the question: R…
Sour Blond with Apricots - Recipe & Review - The Pour Report
One of my all-time favorite flavor combinations in beer is that magical concoction of a lightly sour blond ale and ripe acidic apricot. For me, this is one of the preeminent examples of synergistic beer formulation. This particular beer starts with a lightly tart base beer provisioned with an ample, earthy Brett funk and naturally occurring stone fruit-like fermentation esters. The sour base reinforces the inherent acidity in the fruit while the slightly phenolic Brett funk finds harmony…