Writer: Gordon Strong

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Simply Saison

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With roots in the agrarian lifestyle in northern Europe, many brewers pigeon-hole saisons to look and taste a certain way. But the truth is that it is a fairly diverse class of farmhouse ales. Learn about many of its renditions and a recipe.


Gordon Strong’s Saison

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I like my saisons like my cocktails, with some rye in them. In this case, I’m using some flaked rye but malted rye can be substituted.


Pastry Stout: Have your cake and drink it too

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While sometimes derided among lovers of traditional beer styles, the fact is that pastry stouts are popular and for a reason . . . they can be delicious. Find out what it takes to brew one yourself.


Sapwood Cellars’ Flaked clone 

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This is their Sapwood Cellars’ Flaked (2021) beer, which is described as an imperial oatmeal stout with coconut and vanilla, and weighs in at 10.5% ABV.


Gordon Strong’s Grape Ale

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This grape ale example is based on the version I made with Cervejaria 4 Árvores in Porto Alegre, Brazil in 2018.


Bring on the Warmth

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Get tips and recipes for brewing three high-ABV styles — barleywine, wheatwine, and imperial stout — that you can brew now to help shake off the frost in the dead of winter.


Winter’s Imperial Stout

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Imperial Stout Recipe (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG = 1.097  FG = 1.027IBU = 70  SRM = 100  ABV = 9.5% Ingredients12 lbs. (5.4 kg) U.K. pale ale malt3 lbs. (1.4 kg) Munich II malt (9 °L)1 lb. (454 g) flaked oats1.5 lbs. (680 g) U.K. roasted barley (~550 °L)1.5 lbs. (680 g) U.K. chocolate malt (~440 °L)1


Winter’s Wheatwine

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Winter’s Wheatwine (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG = 1.102  FG = 1.018IBU = 51  SRM = 9  ABV = 11.4% Ingredients12 lbs. (5.4 kg) German wheat malt3.5 lbs. (1.6 kg) German Pilsner malt1 lb. (454 g) flaked wheat1 lb. (454 g) caramel wheat malt (~50 °L)0.5 lb. (227 g) honey malt2 lbs. (907 g) white sugar21 AAU


Winter’s Barleywine

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This is kind of a hybrid English/American barleywine.


Grape Ale: Pyment’s beery cousin

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While the combination of wine grapes and beer dates back millennia, up until the last decade or so the modern craft beer movement has largely overlooked it. Get the scoop on grape ales and how Italian brewers helped pioneer the style.


Homebrew Chicha Beer

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Homebrew Chicha Beer (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG = 1.048   FG = 1.010IBU = 0   SRM = 2   ABV = 5.1% This is a more traditional, rustic version using homemade and


Cervecería Quiteña’s Fandango clone

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Cervecería Quiteña’s Fandango clone (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)OG = 1.040   FG = 1.002IBU = 0   SRM = 2   ABV = 5% My deepest thanks go to Andrés Erazo of Cervecería


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