The Salt Beer

Thick, white head forms as the glass fills.   It holds promise, this beautiful beer. An experiment. A new recipe, taken from the latest Brew magazine. It is not often that I venture from my safe, plain book.  One recipe book has dominated my brewing career.  No more.  A friend …

The Continued Refinement of Wheat

My last three beers have been wheat beers.  I started with something simple, and I continue to add complexity and flavor. So far they’ve all been good. Here is the latest, brewing silently in my basement.  It should be ready to drink in another couple weeks.  I look forward to …

Kolsch

Before brewing this beer I must admit that I had never heard the word Kolsch.  I still don’t really know what it means. But it is a good beer. The local brew store had a sale.   They wanted to get rid of their Brewers Best kits in order to …

Root Beer

The keg is empty and nothing is brewing.  This means it’s time for root beer. I had a helper this time.  Isaac agreed to help me mix the syrup, clean the keg, and fill it up. I also let him help decide what to put in it. The process is …

Beverage Related News

Wheat beer has always been one of my favorites.  Add some ginger, and you’ve got a pretty good beer.  It’s smooth, easy to drink, and, well, tastes a little bit like ginger. I would call that a success. Shakemantle Ginger Ale was a little less traditional than I am used …

Gritty McDuff

It is that time again.  Beer stockpiles have dropped low enough that action had to be taken.  The Firehouse Amber Ale was great, but now it is almost gone.  Both the Belgian Tripel and my barleywine still exist in large enough quantities, but both just seem a little heavy to …

The Best Beer I’ve Ever Brewed

That’s right, after mowing the lawn it was decided by a power much greater than my self that it is time to partake in the first batch of Eichenlager. I have to say, I’m very pleased with the results. The brew is flavorful and smooth, but not terribly heavy. It …