Honkers is a medium-bodied Pale Ale with a perfect, off-white head. The aroma is a blend of spicy hops and fruit. The flavor is fresh and clean, with a rounded malt body and a dash of hops. The finish is reminiscent of the flavor. This beer is easy-drinking, thirst- quenching and full of character.
This Extra Special Bitter is a deep copper-orange color, with an off-white, creamy head. The aroma is a judicious blend of fruity hops and toasted malt. Medium in body, it is full and round, with a nice blend of malt balanced with gentle hop character. Redhook ESB ends with a sweet malt finish.
Pennant is a well-crafted pale ale brewed as a tribute to Brooklyn’s world champion baseball team of 1955. (That would be the Dodgers, who actually beat the Yanks in that crosstown series.)
Pennant pours with a dense light-beige head that sits on a chestnut-colored beer. The aroma is complex and malty, with a hint of freshly baked bread. The full malt flavor is balanced with a clean hop background. English hops provide a moderate bitterness that complements the smooth mouthfeel. The aftertaste is dry with a hint of hops.
Though not super hoppy, California Common is a style that shows off the aromatic power of homegrown hops very nicely.
When my wife and I visited Ireland, we really enjoyed our share of
Smithwick’s Ale. Smithwick’s is a light-bodied, copper-colored Irish Red ale with
a pleasant hint of roastiness and a dry finish. Here’s a successful
homebrew version of Smithwick’s.
Randy & Amy Germann
San Antonio, Texas
Sparkling Ale and Hazelnut Brown Nectar.
Old Ale is a name often used for English Strong Ale.
The Wiz tells all.
Build your own sturdy boxes to hold your beer bottles.
The basic idea in bottling is to move your beer from one big container (your fermenter) to numerous small containers (the bottles).
A hoppy IPA for summer and a strong English ale for fall.
A dark Brown Ale with a hazelnut aroma, a rich nutty flavor, and a smooth and malty finish.
Nothing beats the dry *Coopers Sparkling Ale. This cloudy, fruity, zesty beer has an intensity that comes from bottle fermentation, Schooner malt and plenty of carbonation.
Maibock is potent, but it’s also fragile. It’s a big beer, yet it’s a lager, which makes it vulnerable to temperature spikes
Nine times out of ten, a hydrometer can tell you what's going on with your beer.
Old ale, Scotch Ale, Barleywine or Belgian: Spring is a fine time to flex your brewing muscles and make a batch of strong ale.
Now is the time to start planning your backyard hopyard. So hop to it!
Opening day is just around the bend! In honor of our national pastime, we offer recipes for three great beers served at three great ballparks.