Topic: Brewing History

Black is Beautiful: Black Malts

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My mother’s favorite phrase for a really dark place was “It’s as black as Newgate’s Knocker!” This derived from the infamous Newgate prison where public executions of criminals were carried out in

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Porter Beginnings

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If you have read any of my other articles in Brew Your Own you will know that I have a great interest in trying to reproduce historical beers. The beer that really

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Tesgüino

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The Sacred Corn Beer of the Sierra Madre

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Prohibition Porter

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A couple homebrewers brewed a real Prohibition-era beer with malt extract from the 1920s.

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Pre-Prohibition Techniques

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Learn to brew like they did pre-Prohibition, with the help of someone who has the old brewing notebooks.

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New Albion Ale: The First US Craft Beer

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The first modern microbrewed ale in the United States was New Albion Ale. Learn how to brew this historic ale.

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The House of Heileman

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The rise and fall of an American brewery. How investment hijinks brought down a brewing empire. Plus: the keys to kräusening — and an Old Style clone recipe.  

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Tudor Beer

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Examine and attempt to decode the first written (hopped) beer recipe in England. Brew a beer that will please the historians and perhaps be fit for a king.

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Steam-Powered Belgian Brews

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A brewery in Belgium is a living museum.

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Gose: A relic returns

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This obscure beer style, which is slightly salty and slightly sour, has been brewed for over 1,000 years.


Tutankhamun Ale

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With a little help from some archaeologists, we may all be able to brew and drink the beer that King Tut drank.

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Brewing Historical Porter with Brett

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Historically, porter was transferred in oak casks, which very likely contributed Brettanomyces to the brew. Can that phenomenon be recreated?

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