Creativity in the brewhouse and experimentation with new ingredients by craft and homebrewers continues to produce new styles of beer and variations on traditional styles that would not have been dreamt of
One spice, two spice, red spice, blue spice. While mixing beer with spices offers an unlimited array of options, the approach to spicing beer can be handled in stride using a few key guidelines explained by Josh Weikert.
Different from oak, the most common wood used in brewing, Spanish cedar imparts citrus, spicy white pepper, and sandalwood flavors, with aromas similar to a cigar box. It doesn’t have the oak tannins that conflict with hops, making it a good wood option for hoppy beers.