Date: January-February 2023

cover for the january-february 2023 issue of brew your own magazine

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BYO’s Belgium Brewery, Biking & Hiking Tour


We recap and share pictures from a week BYO’s publisher and a group of readers spent exploring Belgium’s breweries, beer cafes, and scenic countryside.

The Dark Side of Lager


From Germany and the Czech Republic, to the Baltics and North America, dark lager styles are seeing growing popularity among craft brewers and homebrewers alike. The styles are all different, but also share commonalities in how they are created. Get tips for brewing your own crisp dark lager this winter.

Oakshire Brewing Co.’s Doppelbock clone


Doppelbock is one of our favorite brews to make each year. Ferment low and slow to ensure a very smooth and malt-forward beer that can withstand the high alcohol.

Oakshire Brewing Co.’s Tmavé Pivo clone


Tmavé pivo is the overlying style of Czech dark lager. We use an extensive malt bill to add depth to the final beer while eliminating as much of the roast character as possible. Supremely drinkable and one of our favorites to make!

Oakshire Brewing Co.’s Doggerland Baltic Porter clone


This recipe snagged a silver medal for Oakshire at the 2018 World Beer Cup.

Oakshire Brewing Co.’s Miel Mi Amor clone


A mix between Vienna and dunkel lagers, we incorporate polenta (coarse ground cornmeal) to build a crisp body, while using Mexican coffee honey for a touch of sweetness and flavor, while helping the body dry out during fermentation.



Kellerbier is the beer of choice throughout much of Germany’s Franconia region. Yet, it is difficult to define kellerbier as there are hundreds of examples that may be pale or quite dark, and taste equally unique. Learn about the history of these young, unfiltered lagers from a brewer who spent a decade at the source, plus tips on brewing your own at home.

Bierkeller Columbia’s Kellerbier clone


An unfiltered Franconian lager with a bready malt character that is balanced by soft carbonation and clean Perle hops.

The Paths to Homebrewed Beer


The end result is beer, but there are many ways to get there. There are pros and cons to brewing with malt extract, brewing all-grain batches, or falling somewhere in-between. We break down the basics of these approaches so prospective homebrewers and those new to the hobby can better understand the basics and decide which method fits their goals.

Beppy’s Brown


This simple brown ale recipe illustrates the differences between brewing all-grain batches and extract batches of beer with extract replacing one malt in the ingredients and different techniques to get your wort in the boil kettle.

Beer Is Art


When viewed as an opportunity, the craft beer world can open doors in places throughout the world. One woman is bringing her experience and teachings to show the next generation of fellow South Africans what beer can do for them. Be sure to read about the Beer is Art movement

E-Ink Faucet Handles


Have you ever thought about projecting a digital image on your kegerator’s faucet handle? One homebrewer figured out how to make it happen and it’s definitely worth a look.

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