Beer Style: Specialty Beer Family

Yarrow Pale Ale (YPA)

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This recipe for a YPA came to me one summer afternoon after mowing the lawn. Yarrow, thyme, and savory have spilled out of my wife’s herb garden to become part of the lawn in one place, and they inevitably get mowed along with the dandelions and weeds.  The aroma was amazing, and so is the beer.


Ty Cobb’s Georgia Peach Pilsner

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Finding fresh, ripe peach to even slightly over-ripe peaches are key here. If you notice that there still is not enough peach character, you can add a little peach extract in the fermenter. Be sparing as you don’t want that character to overwhelm the base beer.


Helles Belles (pistachio helles)

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A bright lager, fortified with nuts and grain alcohol… who knew?


Where the Wild Yeasts Are: Belgian Lambics

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Since life is short and airfare deals abound, travel whenever you can. This is my motto. As a beer enthusiast, it seemed only fitting that a recent trip to Holland to visit a friend merited a brief excursion to Belgium — land of wild yeasts and eccentric brews. With a limited amount of time and


White Chocolate Pale Ale

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An lightly hopped pale ale with white chocolate hints.


Bitter Chocolate Imperial Stout

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The bitter chocolate in this Imperial Stout accents the hops and grain.


Pizza Ale

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Come on…you know you’re interested. Beer is the perfect pairing with beer, so why not try to combine them?


Fruit Beer: Tips from the Pros

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Brewer:  Peter Bouckaert Brewery:  New Belgium Brewing Co., Ft. Collins, Colo. Years of experience: Nine Education: Degree in biochemistry in brewery and fermentation technology from CTL in Ghent, Belgium House Beers: Fat Tire (amber ale), Sunshine Wheat, Old Cherry Ale, Abbey (Belgian double abbey style), Trippel (Belgian triple abbey style); special releases include Frambozen, Saison, Abbey Grand


Highland Holiday Ale

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A smoky, herbal holiday ale for those looking to experiment with this kind of combination. There are some options and advice available with this recipe if brewers want to tweak this recipe to their taste.


Real Root Beer (hard or soft)

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Make olde time root beer with BYO! Alcohol is optional with two versions available.


Roggenbier

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Rye, the most distinctive of grains, conjures up strong reactions. Some beer enthusiasts prefer their rye bread with pastrami and a dollop of mustard while others prefer it on someone else’s plate. One could expect no less from a personality-packed dark, pungent grain that grows where other grains simply whither. Rye can be equally stubborn


Tropical Punch Red Ale

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You maybe drinking the Kool-Aid after this one (don’t worry, there is no artificial drink mix required in this recipe, only fresh tropical fruit). Tropical fruit paired with tropical hops make for a complex beer with lots of fruit aroma and flavor going on.


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