Pacific Coast Brewing Co. has closed its doors in its Oakland location in 2017. An Oakland icon for 29 years, many residents of the area are hoping for its return. For the time being, you can still recreate their strong Amber Ale, Blue Whale Ale with this recipe.
According to Thirsty Dog Brewing Co.’s website, “This roust porter is dark brown in color and full bodies with a malty sweet taste. Deep roasted, yet silk smooth! Two types of roasted malts, included roasted chocolate malt give this beer its award-winning flavor. World Beer Cup Gold medalist in 2002 and Bronze medalist in 2000.”
A style all its own, really, Biére de Garde’s closest related beer would be Saisons. But Biére de Garde’s often will lack the spicy yeast character of Saisons, providing a more malt-forward style that can often be sweeter that Saisons. Find a classic recipe here.
Heather can be found in abundance in Scotland, although not native to the region. Combining bittering properties and aromatic oils, heather can be used an alternative to hops to produce gruit.
Perfect for celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day in Tijuana, this dry, black stout will drive the snakes out of any place you want. Roasted barley goes well with hot peppers, if only you let it.
This recipe is an attempt to clone Cave Creek Chili Beer, which was originally brewed by Crazy Ed’s Black Mountain Brewing in Cave Creek, Arizona with a chili pepper placed in each bottle. This golden lager looks harmless enough (unless there’s a chili lurking in the bottle!) but if you’re not careful, that hot stuff will reach right out of the glass and tear your throat open!
This is a Bamberg-style reddish lager, sweet and substantial like a Marzen, with the distinctive smokiness of a beechwood fire.
This is a big, rich, malty and strong brew – the smoke, although present, seems restrained compared to all the other flavors.
Vermont Pub & Brewery smokes their own malts over apple, maple, and hickory woodchips to recreate this 17th century style robust ale. You can smoke your own malts, or buy rauchmalt as an alternative.