Beer Style: Spice, Herb and Vegetable Beer

Seasonal Pumpkin Alternatives: Tips from Pros

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Breweries across the country turn to pumpkins for their fall seasonals. However, a few brewers are treading their own paths and finding seasonal alternatives such as sweet potatoes, yams, and squash. Here are some tips so you can break the mold too. Brewer: Leslie Henderson, Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company, Mississippi Jefferson Stout was inspired by


Gruit-Style Spiced Ale

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(5 gallons/19 L, extract with grains) OG = 1.063  FG = 1.015 IBU = 28  SRM = 14  ABV = 6.5% Ingredients: 12 oz. (0.34 kg) crystal malt (60° L) 4 oz. (113 g) torrified wheat 3.5 oz. (100 g) British chocolate malt 6.6 lbs. (3 kg) Muntons extra light dried malt extract (DME) 2


Gruit-Style Spiced Ale

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OG, FG, IBUs and SRM will vary.  Before the use of hops in beer, European beers were often flavored with gruit (rhymes with fruit). Gruit is a blend of herbs and spices, the most common being bog myrtle, yarrow and rosemary. Gruit ale was the main form of ale in Europe for close to 700


Sleepy Bear Wassail

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A spiced Christmas punch of sorts.


Old Smoky Scots Ale

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OG = 1.052  FG = 1.015 IBU = 18  SRM = 18  ABV = 5% Ingredients: 1/2 lb. (0.23 kg) dark crystal malt (80 °L) 1/4 lb. (113 g) peat-smoked malt 1/4 lb. (113 g) roasted barley 7 lbs. (3.2 kg) light liquid malt extract 5 AAU Fuggles hop pellets (60 min.) (1 oz./28 g


Orange Lager

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OG = 1.047  FG = 1.014 IBU = 21  SRM = 3  ABV = 4.4% Ingredients: 1 lb. (0.45 kg) dextrine malt 5 lbs. (2.27 kg) extra-light dried malt extract 4 AAU Hallertau pellets (50 min.) (1 oz./28 g at 4% alpha acids) 4 AAU Saaz pellets (15 min.) (1 oz./28 g at 4% alpha


Winter Solstice Red Ale

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OG = 1.064  FG = 1.013 IBU = 36  SRM = 12  ABV = 6.9% Ingredients: 4 oz. (113 g) crystal malt (50 °L) 2 oz. (57 g) roasted barley (300 °L)


Hard Root & Ginger Beers

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Find out how to make hard root beer and hard ginger beer at home.


John’s Peppered Honey Wheat

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Anaheim and jalapeno peppers bring some heat to the party in this spiced-up honey wheat ale.


Wee Little Hottie

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Looking to add some heat to a malt-forward style like a wee heavy? We’ve got you covered.


The Mole (Chipotle Porter)

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Chipotle peppers bring a smoky, spicy flavor to this chocolatey porter recipe.


Liquid Pumpkin Pie

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Liquid Pumpkin Pie (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.054 FG = 1.014 IBU = 15 SRM = 13 ABV = 5.4% Ingredients 4 lbs. (1.8 kg) UK Golden Promise™ malt 2 lbs. (0.91 kg) German Vienna malt 1.5 lbs. (0.68 kg) German dark Munich malt 12 oz. (0.34 kg) flaked oats 12 oz. (0.34


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