Writer: Josh Weikert

Epic Brewing Company: Los Locos clone

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Inspired by the Mexican cuisine at chef Troy Guard’s Los Chingones restaurant in Denver, Colorado, Los Locos is a sessionable, refreshing lager brewed with corn, natural lime juice, and just a hint of salt. An excellent pairing with any spicy Mexican dish. “Los Locos is the spirit of summer in a can. It’s light, refreshing, and perfect for enjoying on the hammock or with your friends at a raging pachanga,” said Kevin Crompton, Epic’s Brewmaster.


Russian Imperial Stout Clones & Brewing Tips

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“Stout” is a description that summarizes more than a half dozen specific beer styles, but there is no doubt that the imperial stout is king. Get tips to brew this tricky, high-ABV style, plus find recipes for 6 commercial imperial stout clones.


PEI Brewing Co.’s Black Banks Cascadian Dark Ale clone

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PEI Brewing has won a dozen medals at the Canadian Brewing Awards (including seven in 2016 and 2017) and remains a focal point of craft beer innovation not just on the island, but in eastern Canada. Black Banks was designed with the flavors of an IPA and the looks of a stout.


Shoreline Brewery’s Seven Red Rye Ale Clone

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This beer comes by its name honestly, with seven malts in the grist, four of which are rye malts (or five if you opt for chocolate rye). The malts pair nicely with noble hops and American hops to double-down on the fresh floral aromas and adds some bright citrus tones as well.


Spend Less, Brew More

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There’s a persistent and mythical justification that revolves around homebrewing that I’m sure most of us have presented to our significant others, families, or ourselves at various points in our brewing career,


Lagunitas Brewing Company’s New Dogtown Pale Ale Clone

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This beer is pleasantly cosmopolitan, fusing European and American malts with American hops and English yeast to generate a firmly bitter and malt-balanced hoppy ale.


Improving Cloning Skills

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Cloning — brewing a near-exact replica of a commercial beer — has a time-honored place among homebrewers. For one thing, it’s a great risk-aversion technique: If you’re brewing something new and you’re


Maine Beer Company: Dinner clone

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Maine Beer Co.’s iconic New England-style IPA features an intense citrus, grapefruit, tropical fruit, lemon, and pine hop profile.


Grumpy Troll Brew Pub: Belgian IPA clone

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This is a big bear that rings up close to 10% ABV. Belgian characteristics from the yeast blend well with aromatic Pacific Northwest hops for a complex, yet satisfyingly drinkable brew.


Southern Tier Brewing Company: Warlock clone

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Warlock is a jet-black, high-ABV spice beer. The rich cocoa flavors are well-balanced by the residual cinnamon and ginger notes, with complementary flavors of vanilla, nutmeg and clove.


Victory Brewing Company: Zeltbier clone

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This crisp lager is just the thing for fall weather. It boasts a balanced malt profile with an herbal, German hop profile.


Resurgence Brewing Company: Oktoberfest clone

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This upstate New York Oktoberfest is a traditional Marzen style beer. It features biscuit, caramel, and toffee notes.


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