This American-style Light Lager won Best of Show at the 21st Annual Dixie Cup
Comrades John Donaldson and Tim White • Houston, Texas
A homebrew recreation of Big Hole Brewing's easy drinking ale.
The Beverage People, Santa Rosa, California
William’s Brewing, San Leandro, California
A couple from one of the local homebrew clubs sent out a call to the club members to provide homebrew for their upcoming wedding reception. A couple of hours into their reception, the keg of Pendulum Swinger Light Ale had already blown!
Somethings Brewn’, Galesburg, Illinois
A Golden Summer Ale to beet the heat.
DeFalco’s Home Wine & Beer Supplies, Houston, Texas
Jason Pavento wanted to combine his two favorite beverages, homebrew and Mountain Dew. His creation — Mountain Brew — does just that. We’ve fiddled with his procedures a bit, based on our own experimentation, but the ingredients are the same as his original recipe. The beer turns out light and crisp, with some aroma, but not much flavor from the Mountain Dew. And, in case you’re wondering, neither the preservatives or the caffeine seem to bother the yeast. Mountain Brew is also a very easy to make. So, to mangle a phrase from their ads — just brew it!
This is a beer for those who have had little exposure to the heavier ales.
This light-flavored ale is adapted from a Charlie Papazian recipe. It has a pleasant honey flavor that satisfies a homebrewer but isn't too challenging to the non-enthusiast.