Beer Style: Strong Ale Family

Northern Brewer’s New Old Ale

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Old ale has a caramel/nutty malt character with toffee-like,roasty overtones. It is full bodied with a smooth malty-sweet finish.The oats help build a creamy, mouth-filling body and hold a dense tan head atop the deep reddish-brown beer. The addition of dark candi sugar boosts the gravity, while adding a rich, rum-like dimension to thecomplex flavor profile.

– Chris Farley
Northern Brewer, Ltd.
Saint Paul, Minnesota

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Organic Dubbel

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For a healthy fermentation, aerate very well before pitching yeast. This is a high gravity beer and the yeast needs extra oxygen to get a good start. Recipe submitted by Seven Bridges Organic Homebrewing Supply, Santa Cruz, California

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Ska Brewing Co. Kingpin Double Red clone

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A malty English Scottish Strong Red Ale.

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Upstream Brewing Company Grand Cru Clone

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What’s the secret to making a good barrel aged beer? “Good wood, great beer, a little imagination and lots of patience.”
—Zac Triemert

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Celebration Beer

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Something akin to the historic Burton ale, this Celebration Beer recipe has plenty of support from the hops to balance out the beer to provide a strong and complex, full-bodied beer.

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Moylan’s Brewery’s Kilt-Lifter Wee Heavy clone

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The recipe for Kilt-Lifter, the wee heavy they pour at Moylan’s, was developed in 10-gallon batches during Paddy Giffen’s days as a homebrewer. It’s unusual because it uses German hop varieties that are not traditional to this style.

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Gold Finger (James Blonde Barleywine)

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This unconventional Barleywine is light in color but non-compro­mising in strength. It could also be called James Blonde.


Old Glory Barleywine

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An no-fuss, extract only Barleywine recipe.

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Dixie Cup Boardwalk Belgian Quadrupel

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This was the beer that was given to each of the attendees of this year’s Houston Foam Ranger’s Dixie Cup Homebrew Competition. The theme was Fredopoly, based on the board game Monopoly and in honor of our annual speaker and homebrew pioneer, Fred Eckhardt.

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Mike’s “Devilish” Belgian Strong Golden Ale

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“You little devil, you!”

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Salmon Creek Brewing Brother Larry’s Belgian clone

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In 2012, Salmon Creek Brewing’s founders Ana and Larry Pratt sold their business. Today Old Ivy Brewery and Taproom stands in its place. Here is a recipe from Salmon Creek’s archives for their Belgian Dubbel.


Fermenting Big Belgian-style Beers: Tips from the Pros

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What’s the difference between fermenting everyday beers and fermenting the big, strong Belgians? The yeast of course. These three professional Belgian-style brewers talk about what it takes to keep your yeast happy, healthy and productive, even in the most extreme conditions.

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