First brewed about a century ago but on hiatus for more than a decade after ownership changes and turnover, the famed Gale’s Prize Old Ale was recently brewed again at Dark Star Brewing, and our authors had a chance to be a part of the brew day. They share the story and a clone recipe for the old ale.
Cold IPA is the latest IPA sub-style sweeping the nation (and beyond). It features a grain bill that includes adjuncts to dry out the finish and is often fermented warm with a lager yeast, making cold IPA the perfect style to showcase hops. A couple of pros, including the brewer who invented the style, share their advice and clone recipes.
A blinding sunlight-colored IPA, cool-fermented to showcase its clean balance of new Yakima hops and tropical New Zealand varieties. Juicy, tropical, citrus-lemon, mint, and a bit of dank. Chronokinetic is a sticky, time-altering journey to the hop nebula.
This particular cold IPA recipe is the only one Arbeiter dip hopped and the only one of around 6 or 7 variations on cold IPA they’ve brewed twice.
Still overcoming a poor reputation and misperceptions from decades ago, dry brewer’s yeast has come a long way. Innovations and new strains have made dry yeast a choice that is growing very popular among commercial brewers and homebrewers alike.
Homebrewers often think of kettle souring as the easiest route to quick-soured beers. However, new yeasts on the market both sour and ferment your beer in the fermenter, making the process easier, saving time, and retaining fermentation flavors. Three pros share their advice on these quick-souring yeasts.
Limiting cold-side oxygen exposure is critical to your homebrew. If you serve your beer on draft, then the transfer from fermenter to keg may be the area where oxygen pickup is greatest, which is why knowing how to perform closed transfers is such a benefit. We lay out the equipment and steps necessary for this relatively easy setup that will keep your beer tasting fresh.
On May 7, 2022, the Hops ‘n Paws Brew Club came together at a club member’s home to brew together for National Homebrew Day. This is their story about a great day to homebrew
Venn diagrams can make for a great visual prop when trying to explain a theory. The Secret Hopper’s Andrew Coplon talks about how quality beer, engaging staff, and memorable atmosphere can work together in your taproom.
Have you ever been interested in how to optimize your fermentation and maturation processes when brewing lagers? Well, you’ve come to the right place.