Writer: Jamil Zainasheff

Traditional Bock

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by the numbers OG:1.064–1.072 (15.7–17.5 °P) FG:1.013–1.019 (3.3–4.8 °P) SRM:14–22 IBU:20–27 ABV:6.3–7.2% I have never been to the German city of Einbeck. It is not a common tourist destination, but I am


Shake It Up With A Little Salt: The ancient German style of Gose

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I know it was more than a decade ago when I first heard of Gose (pronounced goes-uh), a 1,000-year-old German beer style made with wheat, coriander and salt. I do not remember


Belgian Dubbel

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by the numbers OG:1.062–1.075 (15.2–18.2 °P) FG:1.008–1.018 (2.0–4.6 °P) SRM: 10–17 IBU:15–25 ABV:6–7.6% I fondly remember my very first trip to Belgium. I was already passionate about homebrewing and great beer, and


Oktoberfest

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by the numbers OG:1.050–1.056 (12.4–13.8 °P) FG:1.012–1.016 (3.1–4.1 °P) SRM: 7–14 IBU:20–28 ABV:4.8–5.7% People often ask me, “What is your favorite style?” I tell them that I love all of the styles,


Bière de Garde

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by the numbers OG:1.060–1.080 (14.7–19.3 °P) FG:1.008–1.016 (2–4.1 °P) SRM:6–19 IBU:18–28 ABV:6–8.5% It was well over a decade ago and I was still perfecting my brewing of the entire Beer Judge Certification


Specialty IPAs

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by the numbers OG, FG, SRM, IBU, ABV will vary. The BJCP is currently considering three strength categories: Session:3.0–5.0 ABV Standard:5.0–7.5% ABV Double:7.5–9.5% ABV When I started brewing, there was only one


Vienna Lager

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by the numbers OG: 1.046–1.052 (11.4–12.9 °P) FG: 1.010–1.014 (2.6–3.6 °P) SRM: 10–16 IBU: 18–30 ABV: 4.5–5.5% If you are a beer geek, certainly you know the name Anton Dreher. It was


Munich Helles

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by the numbers OG: 1.045–1.051 (11.2–12.6 °P) FG: 1.008–1.012 (2.1–3.1 °P) SRM: 3–5 IBU: 16–22 ABV: 4.7–5.4% Today’s craft beer world is full of creativity and innovation. There are many new, creative


Düsseldorf Altbier: Style Profile

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While driving through Germany on family vacation, the traffic started to slow to a stop on the outskirts of Düsseldorf. I mentioned to my wife, “That is the only place in the


Eisbock: Style Profile

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It is amazing how rich our memories can be. Every time I think about eisbock, several moments in my life leap to mind, complete with flavors and aromas. I recall the time


Belgian Blond

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I was recently in Belgium and, as always, beer was a significant part of the experience. One of the wonderful things about traveling in Belgium is experiencing the wide array of beers,


American Pale Ale: Style Profile

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The very first homebrew I ever drank was an American pale ale my neighbor Steve handed to me over our fence. He was trying to make a beer like Sierra Nevada’s pale


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