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After a recipe is first conceptualized and then brewed is when the toughest work begins in perfecting that recipe. It (usually) doesn’t go from good to great on a second brew, but instead requires small tweaks from batch-to-batch. By changing one facet of a recipe each time it is brewed, that change can be analyzed, criticized, and lead to continual improvements.

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The Road to Victory

Twenty-five years ago lifelong friends Ron Barchet and Bill Covaleski founded Victory Brewing Co. in Downington, Pennsylvania. Victory has churned out countless classic beers since its humble beginnings to become a leader in the craft beer movement. Learn more about the road to Victory, plus 5 clone recipes straight from their recipe books.

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Baking with Beer: Homebrewed Desserts

Barley and wheat have been around since the beginning of our civilization. These two grains are the building blocks for our society as we know it. Yet these grains are used and

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We recap and share photos from a recent trip BYO’s Publisher and a group of BYO readers took to explore Ireland’s breweries, distilleries, and scenic countryside.

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This holiday season give the gift of beer! Check out all of the great beer gear in BYO's 2021 Holiday Gift Guide for some ideas for friends and family. Or make your own homebrew holiday wishlist…

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Tweaking Recipes: Tips from the Pros

A sign of a great brewer is that they are never content with a recipe. Three pros striving for excellence share their tips for tweaking recipes and brewing one-offs.

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Imperial Stout: Back in black

Imperial stouts are now one of the most revered beer styles in the craft beer world. Learn about its history and pointers for crafting this big, age-worthy style.

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Adding Herbs and Spices to your Beers

A spice is typically defined as a dried part of a plant used to flavor, color, or provide preservative properties to food (or drink). In that regard, every beer you drink is

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Eisbock, (Eis meaning “ice” in German), is a higher-alcohol version of the classic barley-based Bavarian strong lager, the bockbier (or bock for short), or alternately, a wheat-based ale. Eisbock has a unique

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Song of the Open Road will pour a nice shade of brown with garnet notes. The hearty ale is best served in a snifter glass and will pair well with rich desserts, a fine cigar or, of course, the literary works of Walt Whitman.

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Bottle Carbonation and Conditioning

Nothing in life is as uncomfortable as getting something right and then blowing it at the end. Losing at the finish line after running a great race. Dropping a piece of pizza

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When substituting bittering hops, how important are the hop characteristics? It would seem that the boiling of the hops destroys most everything except the desired bitterness. Also, the hop substitution guide lists Northern Brewer as a substitute for Perle but not the reverse. Can you clarify this for me?

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