Writer: Dave Green

Amarillo Sunset Red IPA

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Amarillo® hops can be a tough one to find in the market these days. If you do happen upon some, this is a great red IPA for using them.

Lawson’s Finest Liquids’ Toast clone

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Lawson’s Finest Liquids’ Toast clone (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.059 FG = 1.013 IBU = 70 SRM = 33 ABV = 5.9% Ingredients 11 lbs. (5 kg) 2-row pale malt 8 oz. (0.23 kg) toasted barley flakes 8 oz. (0.23 kg) toasted rye flakes 6 oz. (0.17 kg) Weyermann Carafa® Special III malt

The Alchemist’s Holey Moley clone

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John Kimmich says that this beer was “dry hopped extensively with Cascade and Amarillo® hops,” which makes me believe he either used a lot of dry hops in one stage or dry hopped this beer in two stages.”

Over the Topper DIPA

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This is my attempt to clone one of my favorite double IPAs coming out my home state of Vermont, Heady Topper from The Alchemist Brewery.

Longmont Pale Ale

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This was my attempt to pay homage to the beer that put cans on the craft beer scene, to which I will always be a faithful and loyal admirer to Oskar Blues Brewery and their Dale’s Pale Ale. Now if only I could get my homebrew in a can to take with me skiing, canoeing and bike riding, I would be all set.

Dort the Export


The midwestern part of the United States has become chock-a-block with incredible breweries, but Great Lakes Brewing Company is easily near the top of that list in my opinion. Here was my attempt to re-create their Dortmunder Gold, a true standard in the field.

The Bruery: Mash clone

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The specifications for this English-style barleywine are all pre-barrel aging numbers. After aging in a bourbon barrel, the beer is above 13% ABV.

Sun King Brewing Company: Tequila Barrel-Aged Fistful of Hops clone

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“Fistful of Hops is a quarterly rotating seasonal IPA, which means every three months the hops change. We usually combine two to three varieties of hops together for each new release. The same varieties and proportion of hops are used all the way through the recipe including dry hopping.”  – Dave Colt, Sun King Brewery

Perennial Artisan Ales’ Devil’s Heart of Gold clone

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This is a recipe for Devil’s Heart of Gold, a whiskey barrel–aged wheat wine. The base beer, Heart of Gold, won a silver medal at the Great American Beer Festival in 2012.

Jester King Brewery: Das Uberkind clone

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“Das Uberkind is our most used and versatile barrel-aged beer. We blend it with fresh, hoppy beer to make Das Wunderkind! We use it as the base beer for most of our fruit refermentation beers, and we also package it as a standalone beer.” – Garrett Cromwell,  Head Brewer, Jester King Brewery

Firestone Walker Brewing Company: Double Barrel Ale clone

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Double Barrel Ale utilizes the Firestone Union system, which will be very difficult to duplicate at home. But here is our best attempt at getting a Double Barrel Ale clone.

Anchorage Brewing Company: Love Buzz clone

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Saison brewed with rose hips, peppercorns, and fresh orange peels. Second fermentation with Brettanomyces in Pinot Noir barrels. Dry-hopped with Citra® hops after an extensive time in the barrel.

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