This recipe is a bit of an unorthodox take on the style in that it uses Vienna malt and some lighter crystal malts, and mixes in some Czech-like hops. But the final flavor profile is very much in line with the better examples of British golden ale that I’ve tried, and it helps show that you can do a bit of fusion of different brewing styles and cultures to create a modern beer. Coming in on the smaller side of ABV, it’s a great beer for the summer or when looking for a session beer.
Homebrewers are notorious for demonstrating that if there is an ingredient that can be ingested, it can be used in brewing beer. Well, a different take on that line of thinking is
Pouring a beautiful amber-red, this beer consists of a pretty typical blend of base malts (British pale malt and Vienna) and a complex blend of specialty and caramel malts. The result is a beer that is nutty, toasty, bready and rich with caramel and toffee notes — a true winter warmer.
According to Free Will Brewing Co., this is a “Coffee, oatmeal, brown ale. Incredibly rich undertones of brown sugar, caramel and graham cracker. One pound of Speakeasy coffee per brewery barrel added post fermentation creates a prominent nose and taste of coffee.” This clone recipe includes a variation on the base C.O.B. beer with the addition of coconut and cocao.
For any beer lover (or recently CIDER, wine, sake, or kombucha), buying a kegerator is a defining step of being able to enjoy our favorite beverage on draft. The possession of draft
Every time I brew I undoubtedly find myself staring at my fermenter for minutes at a time during peak fermentation when carbon dioxide (CO2) is rhythmically gurgling out of my blow off
Anyone remember the Ronco Rotisserie Oven infomercials where they said to “Set it, and forget it”? Well, there are a lot of companies making homebrew machines that could use that catch phrase
It pours a clear, dark cola brown with ruby red highlights (when held to the light) and a creamy tan head. Smells milky sweet with fudge, dark chocolate, roasted malts, and toasted
What makes a winter seasonal beer? For competition purposes, the most important thing to note is that winter seasonal beer is part of the spiced beer style category. This means that the