Date: May 1997

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Oud Bruin

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At one time “sour brown ale” probably described most of what was being served in the local tavern. Beers were brown because the malting of barley was as yet an inexact science, temperature controls were shaky at best, and really “pale” malts were undreamed of. No sparkly, clear pilsners here. Beers were sour because fermentation

Brewing a Pale Beer with Extract: Tips from the Pros

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Brewer:  Don Gortemiller Brewery:  Pacific Coast Brewing Co., Oakland, Calif. Years of experience:  Nine Education:  BS in physiology from University of California, Berkeley House Beers: Gray Whale (pale ale), Blue Whale (strong, hoppy amber ale), a rotating dark, usually Imperial Stout As a rule of thumb, when you want to make a pale beer from

Troubleshooting a Stuck Sparge

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The flow of the sweet wort slows to a trickle and the start of the boil is pushed later and later into the day. When night falls, all your friends leave you high and dry with a stuck sparge and an empty soda keg. Such is the sad tale of the brewer whose run-off has

Build a Beer Engine

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  A group of beer aficionados and their significant others gathered recently to test drive the sleek design of the newly released Fogarty Homebrew Home-Built Beer Engine for the 1997 model year. Only one prototype has been built, but the design is so elegant and oh so sexy that predictions are flying that a fleet

Enjoy the Real Thing: Cask-Conditioned Ale

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Homebrewers are the luckiest people. They get to make their own beer however they want it — and store it and serve it however they want it, too. If you are a dyed-in-the-wool English ale fanatic, you can naturally condition your beer in the keg and drink a pretty darn reasonable facsimile of the real

The Art of Presentation

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Did you ever wonder why there’s no blue food? Think about it. Green pasta, red tomato sauce, brown cookies, orange cheese, yellow margarine. Manufacturers can make processed food just about any color they want. But other than one-sixth of the world’s M&Ms, you won’t find much that’s blue. The reason? Marketers have spent countless bazillions

1997 Label Contest Winners

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Magnifying glasses, pirate ships, Gen X, and sitting chickens. Check out the best from among the 1,204 entries in the second annual label contest.

Cherry Witbier


Add a nice twist to a classic witbier recipe by adding a fruit like cherries instead of orange peel. This recipe is a great starting place to build your own unique witbier recipe.

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