This American-style Light Lager won Best of Show at the 21st Annual Dixie Cup
Comrades John Donaldson and Tim White • Houston, Texas
"This recipe is from the Specialty/-Experimental/Historical category of the GNBC recipe book and is of local interest."
- Jay Levell
"This beer took First Place in the Classic Rauchbier category at the 2001 Alaska State Fair Homebrew Competition." - Mark Ryan
Special congratulations to Ken for being named the 2005 Carolina Brewer of the year!
A good, basic Bock, featuring all grain and extract brewing instructions.
I brewed this beer on a Sunday and served it to my homebrew club the next Saturday. I thought it would still be green at that point, but it actually tasted finished Friday evening. I designed the recipe and procedures to not only yield a beer that would ferment and condition quickly, but one that would be quick to put together on brew day. — Chris Colby
The name reflects the use of my most recent batch of mild. I needed to grow enough yeast to make a batch of OG 1.116 barleywine for filling a bourbon barrel. The mild was made one weekend and was racked to a keg the following weekend while the mash was underway for the barleywine. The chilled barleywine wort was then transferred onto the yeast cake from the mild and a little oxygen was added. There was activity in the airlock within about an hour. — Steve Piatz
India Pale Ale, n. A style of beer inaccessible to stovetop homebrewers — unless you use the Texas Two-Step method.
A robust version of an Irish red ale — you might call it a red ale with a little more guts.
When Pandora opened her box, she released all the troubles of mankind — sorrow, despair, greed, crime, poverty and disease. Opening a Pandora’s Pilsner crams all that stuff back in the box . . . for about 30 minutes.
Austin Powers claimed that "Danger" was his middle name. After seeing our procedures, you may think we should have named this beer after him. However, once you get your first taste of it, you’ll be yelling one of Fat Bastard’s most memorable lines — "Get in my belly!"
The wheat malt is a nod to the past, but this recipe uses every modern technological advantage to produce a clean, crisp, light-colored Kölsch. If the family has never enjoyed any of your homebrews before, this may bring them into the light.
A golden blonde ale with just a hint of raciness in the hops. Follow the instructions closely and this will come off without a hitch.
A dark ale with enough roasty bitterness to make you take it seriously, but enough sweetness to make it go down easy.
Like the best jazz from the hard bop era, this Brown Ale is complex but not boggling.