December 2010

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New Belgium Brewing Trippel clone

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New Belgium Brewing Co.’s Ranger IPA clone

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This was the first in New Belgium Brewing Co.’s Ranger series. This has since been replaced by the Voodoo Ranger line of IPAs. This is a smooth drinking IPA with a nice orange glow and strong hop character provided by Chinook, Simcoe and Cascade hops.

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New Belgium Brewing Company: 1554 Black Lager clone

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This unique dark lager uses a recipe that was destroyed by a flood in 1997 and the recreated by the researcher Phil Benstein and New Belgium Brewmaster Peter Bouckaert, based on ancient Belgian beer texts.

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New Belgium Brewing Company: Abbey clone

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Abbey is one of the first beers brewed and released by New Belgium back in 1991. Since then it has been one of the brewery’s most award-winning beers. This Belgian-style dubbel is designed to represent the monastic beers of Belgium.

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Sleigh Fuel

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This recipe by Dean Priebe placed Best of Show, Novembeerfest 2007 (133 entries). An English winter warmer base with vanilla, orange, and cinnamon added.

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dark specialty stout in a stemmed tulip glass

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Better Not Pout Stout

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This recipe by Ben VanderMeer placed Best of Show, Great Arizona Homebrew Competition 2010 (151 entries)

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Bad Santa

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This recipe spiced winter ale by John Zelazny placed Best of Show, 2010 New York State Open (282 entries).

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dark specialty stout in a stemmed tulip glass

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Star Anise Stout

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This recipe, by Reed Vander Schaaf, won Best of Show, Santa Cruz County Fair 2008 out of 85 entries.

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Holiday Prowler

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Gordon Strong is President of the Beer Judge Certification Program.  This recipe won Best of Show, Ohio State Fair 1997, out of 90 entries.

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Selin’s Grove Brewing Shade Mountain Stout clone

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Shade Mountain Stout, which is 100% organic, definitely meets the style guidelines for a true oatmeal stout. The aroma exhibits roasted grain characters followed by coffee and chocolate notes. A rich, light brown head tops the nearly opaque liquid and holds all the way to the bottom of the glass. The flavor exhibits a smooth roast grainy profile combined with chocolate and a slight nuttiness. The high percentage of oats contributes to a full bodied mouthfeel and silky smoothness. A higher temperature and somewhat thick mash produces a slightly sweet finish. The one hop addition serves to be just enough to balance the residual sugars.

Mr. Wizard

Mr. Wizard

Brewing Light Lagers

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Brewing light lagers that have very subtle flavors atop a stark white canvas is difficult. Little flaws in the recipe balance and off-flavors easily masked by bigger beers stick out like a

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Mr. Wizard

Mixing Priming Sugar

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I think this is an example of “six of one, half dozen of the other.” There is no “right” time to add priming sugar to the bottling bucket; both times work fine.

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Winter Seasonal Beers

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Learn the secrets to brewing a wintry, warming, holiday beer and check out five best of show winning recipes.

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Winter Warmer: Tips from the Pros

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Pro brewer Matt “Handtruck” Thrall of Avery Brewing Co. in Boulder, Colorado, shares some advice for brewing a winter warmer.

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New Belgium Brewing Co.’s Fat Tire Clone

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An extremely popular beer, featuring “toasty, biscuit-like malt flavors coasting in equilibrium with hoppy freshness.”