Doppelbock is often deemed one of the harder beer styles to brew well. First off, it’s big and bready — the monks brewed it specifically for times of fasting to stave off
Written by Dave Green
Issue: November 2020
For those of us beer lovers who came of age prior to the modern craft beer boom, finding an Irish stout at a bar or store was like receiving a present. Gordon Strong takes us on a journey through the history, the style, and brewing a pristine Irish dry stout.
Often seen as a dumbed-down version of an American pale ale, the slightly less hoppy counterpart, American blonde ale, commonly gets overlooked as just a lawnmower beer. But these beers can have plenty of character.