Date: December 2012

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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.’s Ovila Quad clone

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Ovila is Sierra Nevada’s Belgian beer line that is brewed in collaboration with the monks at the Abbey of New Clairvaux. Here is a recipe for one of the beers that has been released from that series, their Ovila Quad.

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.’s Ruthless Rye IPA clone

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While production of Ruthless Rye was discontinued in 2015, fans can still brew this beer. Chinook, Citra®, and US Magnum hops are the shining star in this Rye IPA with a little rye kick that rounds out the hop profile.

Easy Tesgüino

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This recipe is easy to reproduce in a modern homebrewery. In the recipe for easy tesgüino, the fermentable sugars are derived from sugar rather than corn.

Guthrie’s Woody Imperial Stout (Oak-Aged)

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Terry Foster utilizes bourbon barrel soaked oak cubes to create a complex and layered imperial stout.

Victory Brewing Company Storm King Imperial Stout clone

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Victory Brewing Co. says, “Storm King is dense and full-bodied, with deep, dark chocolate flavors of roasted malts under a massive hop aroma.”

Steampunk Brewing

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Like any good collaboration, Staten Island, New York neighbors Scott Van Campen and Mark Zappasodi’s “Brewing as Art” — a fully functional, gravity-fed brewing apparatus on wheels that happens to look like something from a Victorian-era horror movie set — began over beer. “We were hanging out having some beers and talking about the art

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.’s Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale clone


“First introduced in the winter of 1983, Bigfoot is a cult-classic beer brewed in the barleywine style, meaning a strong, robust, bruiser of a beer with the refined intensity of a wine.”

Empire Brewing Company: American Strong Ale clone

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“This ale is bold, hoppy, and complex with chocolate and roasted malts adding a full malty character. The strong American hops balance the beer with an aggressive bitterness, followed by a fruity hop flavor and a full hop aroma.”

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.’s Celebration clone

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First brewed in 1981, Sierra Nevada explains that Celebration Ale is one of the earliest examples of an American-style IPA, and it’s still one of the few hop-forward holiday beers. The intense, hop-heavy beer features Chinook, Centennial, and Cascade hops.

Hops in the Hog

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Farm to table at Sierra Nevada

Homebrewing Oak Alternatives

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Back in the 1980s and 1990s brewers would often ask whether beers that spent a long time in oak casks, such as IPAs, would have an oak flavor. I would reply (accurately) that they did not, largely because the casks were treated before use, and were used over and over again. Indeed, they were often

Filtering Homebrew

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Filtration is a hot topic among homebrewers. The majority do not do it, and many are strongly opposed to the practice, claiming that it is unnecessary and detrimental. On the other hand, the majority of microbrewers filter most if not all of their output, regarding it as the best way to consistently produce clean-tasting beer.

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