Date: April 2001

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Baseball Beers You Can Brew

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Baseball Beers You Can Brew There’s just something about being at the ballpark, about watching a major-league game in a stadium filled with fans. The light makes the turf look perfect – beyond green. The men on the field transform from starch-pressed and crisp to slide-stained and dusty as the innings tick by. The crowd

Oktoberfest / Märzen

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OG = 1.050 to 1.064 FG =1.012 to 1.016 IBUs = 20 to 30 SRM = 7 to 14 Oktoberfests are intensely appealing. They are best described as liquid bread, with the rich, velvety taste coming from the long lagering period at cold temperatures. Typically they are brewed in the early spring, at the end

American IPA

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AMERICAN INDIA PALE ALE OG = 1.050  FG = 1.012 IBUs = 40 to 60+ SRM = 8 to 14  India pale ale originated in England in the late 18th century. These beers were shipped overseas to the troops and the rulers of the British Empire in India. They were brewed with a high gravity

Goose Island’s Honkers Ale clone

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Inspired by visits to English country pubs, Honker’s Ale combines a spicy hop aroma with a rich malt middle to create a perfectly balanced beer. Immensely drinkable, Honker’s Ale is not only a beer drinkers can trust but one they’ll look forward to.

Redhook Ale Brewery’s Redhook ESB clone

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This Extra Special Bitter is a deep copper-orange color, with an off-white, creamy head. The aroma is a judicious blend of fruity hops and toasted malt. Medium in body, it is full and round, with a nice blend of malt balanced with gentle hop character. Redhook ESB ends with a sweet malt finish.

Brooklyn Pennant Pale Ale ’55 clone

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Pennant is a well-crafted pale ale brewed as a tribute to Brooklyn’s world champion baseball team of 1955. (That would be the Dodgers, who actually beat the Yanks in that crosstown series.)

Pennant pours with a dense light-beige head that sits on a chestnut-colored beer. The aroma is complex and malty, with a hint of freshly baked bread. The full malt flavor is balanced with a clean hop background. English hops provide a moderate bitterness that complements the smooth mouthfeel. The aftertaste is dry with a hint of hops.

Hop Til You Drop California Common Beer

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Though not super hoppy, California Common is a style that shows off the aromatic power of homegrown hops very nicely.

Smithwick’s Premium Irish Ale clone

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When my wife and I visited Ireland, we really enjoyed our share of Smithwick’s Ale. Smithwick’s is a light-bodied, copper-colored Irish Red ale with a pleasant hint of roastiness and a dry finish. Here’s a  successful homebrew version of Smithwick’s.
Randy & Amy Germann — San Antonio, Texas

Better Bottling: Techniques

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The basic idea in bottling is to move your beer from one big container
(your fermenter) to numerous small containers (the bottles).

Old Ale

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  OLD ALE OG = 1.060 to 90+ FG = 1.015 to 22+ IBUs = 30 to 60  SRM = 12 to 16  Old ales are often regarded as winter warmers and are brewed as seasonal offerings for the cold weather. Traditionally they were brewed in the spring to be laid down during the summer

Rogue Ales: Hazelnut Brown Nectar clone


A nutty twist to a traditional European Brown Ale. Dark brown in color with a hazelnut aroma, a rich nutty flavor and a smooth malty finish

Brewing Maibock: Tips from the Pros

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Maibock is potent, but it’s also fragile. It’s a big beer, yet it’s a lager, which makes it vulnerable to temperature spikes

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