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This section explores beer recipes that exist on the Northern Brewer website, as well as recipes that are available exclusively to the readers of this blog. You can also learn more about beer ingredients, like how to grow hops and which grains to use for IPAs. If you want to build your own beer recipes or just learn more about the ingredients that create this beautiful thing we call craft beer, this is the place to do it.

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April 29, 2021

Your Guide to the Essential (Beer) Worker: Fresh Yeast

Dry to liquid, lager to ales, we carry a lot of yeast strains. And some, like our Kveik strains, have been passed down for generations. Which means there's a lot of responsibility on our shoulders to make sure these billions of cells live their best life before they’re dropped into your fermenter. Read More

Dry to liquid, lager to ales, we carry a lot of yeast strains. And some, like our Kveik strains, have been passed dow... Read More

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May 18, 2021

SafAle™ BE-134: The Multi-Purpose Saison Dry Yeast

The SafAle™ BE-134 is most often presented on forums and magazines as the “Saison yeast” and while it works perfectly in this style of beer, the sky's the limit when it comes to the imagination of homebrewers. Read More

The SafAle™ BE-134 is most often presented on forums and magazines as the “Saison yeast” and while it works perfectly... Read More

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July 30, 2021

Introducing Omega Yeast's Cosmic Punch™

Cosmic Punch™ (OYL-402) is the first strain released as a part of a Thiolized™ series from our R&D team. Our Thiolized process enhances a yeast’s natural ability to biotransform compounds found in malt and hops to unleash thiols that evoke grapefruit, passion fruit and guava aromas. Read More

Cosmic Punch™ (OYL-402) is the first strain released as a part of a Thiolized™ series from our R&D team. Our Thio... Read More

December 07, 2021

Christmas Ale Style with SafAle™ T-58

All beers have their own characteristics - hop forward, high alcohol, dry, sweet, etc. During this winter period, one characteristic that’s often focused on is the spiciness that lends itself to the beer style now known as the Christmas Ale. Read More

All beers have their own characteristics - hop forward, high alcohol, dry, sweet, etc. During this winter period, one... Read More

November 11, 2021

Expert Tips for Brewing Coffee Beer

Here at Northern Brewer Homebrew Supply, we love coffee almost as much as beer (well, maybe). And, we definitely love coffee beers. That’s why we were so excited to work with a local Minnesota roastery, Bootstrap Coffee Roasters, on our Blue Collar Coffee Stout beer recipe kit. Read More

Here at Northern Brewer Homebrew Supply, we love coffee almost as much as beer (well, maybe). And, we definitely love... Read More

November 10, 2021

A Buzz-worthy Partnership with Bootstrap Coffee Roasters

Sharing roots in St. Paul, as well as a passion for unmatched ingredients, we’ve teamed up with Bootstrap Coffee Roasters to bring exceptional, Fair Trade Certified, and Certified Organic coffee into our beers. Read about our partnership and the beer that resulted. Read More

Sharing roots in St. Paul, as well as a passion for unmatched ingredients, we’ve teamed up with Bootstrap Coffee Roas... Read More

October 01, 2021

Omega Yeast's Dried Lutra Kviek Yeast

Playing off of the traditional drying practices Norwegian brewers use to preserve their kveik cultures, Omega Yeast is excited to announce Lutra® Kveik in a new dried format. Dried Lutra is the shockingly clean and versatile kveik strain brewers welcomed last year, now easily accessible worldwide. Read More

Playing off of the traditional drying practices Norwegian brewers use to preserve their kveik cultures, Omega Yeast i... Read More

May 13, 2021

Welcome Spring with a Maibock

While Oktoberfest may reign as the popular occasion to drink German beer, the Bavarian region blesses us with another seasonal beer to enjoy in the other half of the year. Brewed in Fall for Spring, the Maibock style is a stronger version of the German Helles or “light-colored” beer (aka Heller Bock.) Read More

While Oktoberfest may reign as the popular occasion to drink German beer, the Bavarian region blesses us with another... Read More

April 01, 2021

From Bratwurst to Brat Wort: How to Make Your New Favorite Beer

Over the last few years, dessert beers have really had their time to shine. Pastry stouts, fruited sours, milkshake IPAs....but what about those of us born and bred in the Midwest who prefer something a little more savory? Where’s the umami? Where’s the crisp? Where’s the char? Read More

Over the last few years, dessert beers have really had their time to shine. Pastry stouts, fruited sours, milkshake I... Read More

December 30, 2020

Fan-Favorite Winter Beers

Whether you're brewing for friends and family or just stocking up for the winter, these three homebrews are fan-favorites! Read More

Whether you're brewing for friends and family or just stocking up for the winter, these three homebrews are fan-favor... Read More

November 20, 2020

New Strains from Omega Yeast

Join us for a conversation with Omega Yeast about their two newest strains, Bananza and Sundew. Read More

Join us for a conversation with Omega Yeast about their two newest strains, Bananza and Sundew. Read More

October 14, 2020

From Farmhouse to Fementer: Your Guide to Kveik Yeast

Kveik (pronounced kvike or kuh-vike) is the ancient super yeast you may have heard a lot of buzz about in the last few years. The word “kveik” is actually a dialect word for “yeast” in Norwegian and has been passed down for generations in traditional farmstead brewing. But it’s not just nostalgia or tradition that m... Read More

Kveik (pronounced kvike or kuh-vike) is the ancient super yeast you may have heard a lot of buzz about in the last fe... Read More

October 01, 2020

Q & A with Omega Yeast Labs

After consulting with my fellow brewers, I reached out to Lance Shaner, the Founder and CEO of Omega Yeast Labs, with some of our questions. Read More

After consulting with my fellow brewers, I reached out to Lance Shaner, the Founder and CEO of Omega Yeast Labs, with... Read More

August 31, 2020

How to Upgrade Your Smashing Pumpkin Beer Recipe Kit

If you’re looking to give your Smashing Pumpkin something extra this year: make it bigger by going imperial pumpkin, make it into a pumpkin porter, or go all out with a pumpkin spice pastry stout. Read More

If you’re looking to give your Smashing Pumpkin something extra this year: make it bigger by going imperial pumpkin, ... Read More

August 16, 2020

How to Make Smashing Pumpkin Ale with Real Pumpkin

There is one question we get asked A LOT during the fall and winter months - and that's how to incorporate real pumpkin in our Smashing Pumpkin Ale Beer Kits. Read More

There is one question we get asked A LOT during the fall and winter months - and that's how to incorporate real pumpk... Read More

April 17, 2020

Fermentis New England IPA Yeast Strains

The American Homebrewers Association reached out to Fermentis to put together 3 yeast strains for the Northeast IPA style beer. They, in turn, reached out to us here at Northern Brewer to sell the yeast. Read More

The American Homebrewers Association reached out to Fermentis to put together 3 yeast strains for the Northeast IPA s... Read More

January 24, 2020

Growing a Hop Garden

Hops come in an industry stable form, nicely pelletized, vacuum sealed on nitrogen and include the alpha and beta acid levels right on the package. Read More

Hops come in an industry stable form, nicely pelletized, vacuum sealed on nitrogen and include the alpha and beta aci... Read More

January 22, 2020

How To Grow Hops from Rhizomes

Considering growing hops? Here's a step by step process on how to grow your own hops. Read More

Considering growing hops? Here's a step by step process on how to grow your own hops. Read More

August 23, 2019

Beer Grains: The Complete Guide for Homebrewers

From base malts to roasted malts, Northern Brewer has it all. Learn about the different types of malts and see a full list of every available grain. Read More

From base malts to roasted malts, Northern Brewer has it all. Learn about the different types of malts and see a full... Read More

August 22, 2019

5 Easy Tricks for Boosting Yeast Health

Taking care of your yeast is one of the best ways to make better beer. Are you following these tips yet? Read More

Taking care of your yeast is one of the best ways to make better beer. Are you following these tips yet? Read More

August 16, 2019

Extract Kits: Beer Recipes & Brewing Instructions

Full list of brewing instructions for extract versions of Northern Brewer beer recipes. Read More

Full list of brewing instructions for extract versions of Northern Brewer beer recipes. Read More

August 12, 2019

Hop Rhizomes FAQs

Want to grow your own hops? Read the answer to frequently asked questions about hop rhizomes, and you'll be harvesting your own crop in no time! Read More

Want to grow your own hops? Read the answer to frequently asked questions about hop rhizomes, and you'll be harvestin... Read More

August 09, 2019

Dry Yeast and Liquid Yeast

Dry or liquid yeast? What's the difference, and what's the best choice for your homebrew? Remember: brewers make wort; yeast makes beer. Read More

Dry or liquid yeast? What's the difference, and what's the best choice for your homebrew? Remember: brewers make wort... Read More

August 07, 2019

What is Biscuit Malt: Know Your Home Brewing Ingredients

Biscuit malt is one of the most commonly used malts, but takes a bit of practice to get the character you're looking for. Read More

Biscuit malt is one of the most commonly used malts, but takes a bit of practice to get the character you're looking ... Read More

August 05, 2019

The Difference Between Pellet and Leaf Hops

This guide outlines the differences between whole hops and pellet hops, as well as when you might want to use the different formats in your homebrew recipes. Read More

This guide outlines the differences between whole hops and pellet hops, as well as when you might want to use the dif... Read More

August 01, 2019

Clone the World's Best Craft Beers

Ever wanted to try your hand at making your favorite commercial beer at home? Now you can! See our extensive list of clone beer recipes. Read More

Ever wanted to try your hand at making your favorite commercial beer at home? Now you can! See our extensive list of ... Read More

July 30, 2019

How to Make Rice Beer

Rice beer is popular among large, commercial breweries, but it is also a traditional brewing method used to produce fantastic beer around the world. Read More

Rice beer is popular among large, commercial breweries, but it is also a traditional brewing method used to produce f... Read More

July 25, 2019

Top 8 Summer Homebrewing Styles and Recipes

Summer beer isn’t just a refreshing beverage, it’s a vessel that captures the memories of an entire season. Read More

Summer beer isn’t just a refreshing beverage, it’s a vessel that captures the memories of an entire season. Read More

July 23, 2019

Mighty Axe Hops Q&A with founder, Eric Sannerud

We’d like to introduce Mighty Axe Hops and their CEO Eric Sannerud who was kind enough to hop into the spotlight and answer some questions. Read More

We’d like to introduce Mighty Axe Hops and their CEO Eric Sannerud who was kind enough to hop into the spotlight and ... Read More

July 19, 2019

Mighty Axe Hop Farms: Welcome to the Future of Hops

By constantly refining their process with research, Mighty Axe Hops is poised to become a hop growing powerhouse. Read More

By constantly refining their process with research, Mighty Axe Hops is poised to become a hop growing powerhouse. Read More

July 19, 2019

Hop Varieties: Mighty Axe Feature

Anticipating the need for this within the brewing industry, Mighty Axe Hops began tweaking standard hop growing practices to emphasize a hop’s quality beyond its bitterness. Read More

Anticipating the need for this within the brewing industry, Mighty Axe Hops began tweaking standard hop growing pract... Read More

July 19, 2019

Mighty Axe Hops

Mighty Axe Hops is a dream manifested by homebrewer Eric Sannerud and Ben Boo that was built from a class project. Read More

Mighty Axe Hops is a dream manifested by homebrewer Eric Sannerud and Ben Boo that was built from a class project. Read More

June 20, 2019

History and Characteristics of Blond Ales

Blonds are characterized by their golden or light yellow hue. They are often malty with hints of fruit undertones & gentle spicy phenolics. Compared to a Pilsner, it’s slightly thicker & is generally defined as medium-bodied. Read More

Blonds are characterized by their golden or light yellow hue. They are often malty with hints of fruit undertones &am... Read More

June 20, 2019

History and Characteristics of Pilsner

The light drinkability & refreshing qualities within this beer made it very accessible to the general public. It quickly found homes in pint glasses across the rest of Europe & the world. Read More

The light drinkability & refreshing qualities within this beer made it very accessible to the general public. It ... Read More

June 20, 2019

History and Characteristics of Sour Beers

The mouth puckering punch that pinches your mouth into a grimace. We have Belgium to thank for the creation of sour beers with their Lambic. This style braves the chances of fate by inoculating the wort with wild yeasts & bacteria caught from open air.  Read More

The mouth puckering punch that pinches your mouth into a grimace. We have Belgium to thank for the creation of sour b... Read More

June 20, 2019

History and Characteristics of Saisons

Enticed by the refreshing, versatile form of the Saison? Invite one to your table this summer. When life gives you lemons, drop them in your beer!  Read More

Enticed by the refreshing, versatile form of the Saison? Invite one to your table this summer. When life gives you le... Read More

June 20, 2019

History and Characteristics of Shandys

The bitter bite of a lemon twists this classic American wheat beer into a summer staple. Its deep golden hue & fluffy head of foam are a welcome sight at any outdoor gathering. Read More

The bitter bite of a lemon twists this classic American wheat beer into a summer staple. Its deep golden hue & fl... Read More

June 20, 2019

Hefeweizen: History and Characteristics

Hefeweizens are cloudy, delicate, & medium-bodied. Half of their construction comes from wheat, & the remainder is usually Pilsner malts. Read More

Hefeweizens are cloudy, delicate, & medium-bodied. Half of their construction comes from wheat, & the remaind... Read More

June 20, 2019

History and Characteristics of IPAs

Known for its tongue punching bitterness & elevated hop flavor which is often followed by a potent aroma, IPAs are a dynamic powerhouse. They are a showcase for the plant we deeply adore, the dearly beloved & well worshipped, humulus lupulus. Read More

Known for its tongue punching bitterness & elevated hop flavor which is often followed by a potent aroma, IPAs ar... Read More

June 20, 2019

History and Characteristics of Kolsch

Kolsch often carries a pale straw or nearly golden color that is brilliantly clear. A grainy & sometimes faintly fruity aroma will hang around the glass. The flavor is reflective of its near pristine clarity: clean & crisp.  Read More

Kolsch often carries a pale straw or nearly golden color that is brilliantly clear. A grainy & sometimes faintly ... Read More

March 13, 2019

The Official Guide to Gluten-Free Homebrewing

We carry a mix of products that will help you brew gluten-free beer that still looks, tastes, and (mouth)feels like beer. Let's start with white sorghum. Read More

We carry a mix of products that will help you brew gluten-free beer that still looks, tastes, and (mouth)feels like b... Read More

February 14, 2019

The Top 7 Brewing Additives

At first glance, brewing “additives” might not sound too exciting. But don’t be fooled by its textbook-sounding name; additives are where the fun begins. Read More

At first glance, brewing “additives” might not sound too exciting. But don’t be fooled by its textbook-sounding name;... Read More

January 30, 2019

The Homebrewer's Guide to Beer Styles

This is not your average beer style guide. This guide is tailored to the homebrewer, with tips & tricks helpful to brewing these styles at home.  Read More

This is not your average beer style guide. This guide is tailored to the homebrewer, with tips & tricks helpful t... Read More

November 07, 2018

How to Brew When You're Low on Supplies

Bad timing has left you with only spare parts in your larder and nowhere to turn. Time to figure out how to make beer with what you've got at home. Read More

Bad timing has left you with only spare parts in your larder and nowhere to turn. Time to figure out how to make beer... Read More

October 23, 2018

Wyeast Brewing Yeast Videos

 A selection of question and answer videos about Wyeast Laboratories Inc. brand brewing yeast with microbiologist Greg Doss. Read More

 A selection of question and answer videos about Wyeast Laboratories Inc. brand brewing yeast with microbiologist Gre... Read More

October 23, 2018

Beer Recipe Kit Videos

Brew up great beer in your own home with one of Northern Brewer's Extract, Small Batch (1 gallon), Partial Mash or All-Grain beer recipe ingredient Kits. Read More

Brew up great beer in your own home with one of Northern Brewer's Extract, Small Batch (1 gallon), Partial Mash or Al... Read More

October 23, 2018

Harvesting, Drying, & Storing Fresh Hops

Answering the question, "How To Harvest Hops". From harvestings hops to storing to hops, we have you covered. Read More

Answering the question, "How To Harvest Hops". From harvestings hops to storing to hops, we have you covered. Read More

October 23, 2018

Azacca® Hops at Northern Brewer

AZACCA® HOPS are now featured in an exclusive, limited edition beer kit from Northern Brewer! Read More

AZACCA® HOPS are now featured in an exclusive, limited edition beer kit from Northern Brewer! Read More

October 23, 2018

Chinook IPA Extract and All Grain Instructions

This beer shows up in the glass with a reddish-gold color and a thick, resinous Chinook aroma that lingers after the glass is emptied. Read More

This beer shows up in the glass with a reddish-gold color and a thick, resinous Chinook aroma that lingers after the ... Read More

October 23, 2018

Jamil's Evil Twin IPA Homebrew Recipe

A strong, deep copper-red ale that boasts a complex malt profile but is really a showcase for hopbursting. Read More

A strong, deep copper-red ale that boasts a complex malt profile but is really a showcase for hopbursting. Read More

October 23, 2018

Nut Brown Ale Beer Recipe Kit

Exhibits a deep copper color, fruity/caramelly flavor and aroma with toasty, chocolaty notes; and it tastes great after just a few weeks. Read More

Exhibits a deep copper color, fruity/caramelly flavor and aroma with toasty, chocolaty notes; and it tastes great aft... Read More

October 23, 2018

Town Hall Brewing Homebrew Recipes

These beer recipes were designed by Town Hall head brewer Mike Hoops in collaboration with Northern Brewer. Read More

These beer recipes were designed by Town Hall head brewer Mike Hoops in collaboration with Northern Brewer. Read More

October 23, 2018

Pumpkin Ale: The Perfect Brew for Fall

Smashing Pumpkin Ale is clean and sweetly malty with just enough hop bitterness to balance and no hop aroma to mask the spices.  Read More

Smashing Pumpkin Ale is clean and sweetly malty with just enough hop bitterness to balance and no hop aroma to mask t... Read More

October 23, 2018

Dry Dock Brewing: Pro Series Beer Kits

Dry Dock Brewing Company of Aurora CO is one of the hottest up and coming breweries in the US Read More

Dry Dock Brewing Company of Aurora CO is one of the hottest up and coming breweries in the US Read More

October 23, 2018

Cream Ale Homebrew Recipe

Yields a medium-bodied and smooth, gold in color and low in bitterness, with a clean, sweet malt profile and a hint of buttered toast in the aroma and flavor. Read More

Yields a medium-bodied and smooth, gold in color and low in bitterness, with a clean, sweet malt profile and a hint o... Read More

October 23, 2018

Bavarian Hefeweizen

A medium-bodied, effervescent ale practically exploding with yeast and wheat malt character – kind of like a liquid multigrain bread. Read More

A medium-bodied, effervescent ale practically exploding with yeast and wheat malt character – kind of like a liquid m... Read More

October 23, 2018

Dead Ringer™ IPA Homebrew Recipe

American base malt and crystal malt create the big body and supporting grainy sweetness, blended with charge after charge of 100% Centennial hops. Read More

American base malt and crystal malt create the big body and supporting grainy sweetness, blended with charge after ch... Read More

October 23, 2018

Irish Red Ale

Its great taste, drinkability, and low aging requirements make this Irish Red ale one of our best-selling kits. Read More

Its great taste, drinkability, and low aging requirements make this Irish Red ale one of our best-selling kits. Read More

October 23, 2018

Caribou Slobber

Dense layers of malt, caramel, baking chocolate, and a hint of light-roast coffee give way to reveal a hop character you'll be happily surprised with. Read More

Dense layers of malt, caramel, baking chocolate, and a hint of light-roast coffee give way to reveal a hop character ... Read More

October 23, 2018

Northern Brewer Beer Kit Videos

A list of instructions for brewing some of the most popular Northern Brewer Beer Recipe kits. Read More

A list of instructions for brewing some of the most popular Northern Brewer Beer Recipe kits. Read More

October 23, 2018

Black IPA Recipes

Our Black IPA Extract Kit yields an ebony pint with a beige head, surrounded by an aromatic citrus-and-pine force field, backed by a smooth roastiness redolent of cocoa and French roast coffee.  Read More

Our Black IPA Extract Kit yields an ebony pint with a beige head, surrounded by an aromatic citrus-and-pine force fie... Read More

October 23, 2018

Using HopShots as Hop Extracts

Ever wonder how brewers get all that fruity, citrusy, dank, resinous goodness without suffering from the green, grassy, vegetal character that comes from ridiculous amounts of hops?  Read More

Ever wonder how brewers get all that fruity, citrusy, dank, resinous goodness without suffering from the green, grass... Read More

October 23, 2018

Sour Beers and Funky Flavors

We often hear the word funk tossed around when people talk about Brettanomyces (Brett) and/or sour beers, but what does it mean? Read More

We often hear the word funk tossed around when people talk about Brettanomyces (Brett) and/or sour beers, but what do... Read More

October 23, 2018

When Are Hop Cones Ready to Harvest?

If you're like me, you get tingles when you think about hop harvest season. Read More

If you're like me, you get tingles when you think about hop harvest season. Read More

October 23, 2018

Brewing Water Chemistry Part 2 of 2: CaCO3 & pH

Keep your calcium levels between 50-150 ppm, your alkalinity between 0-250 ppm, your mash pH between 5.1-5.5. Read More

Keep your calcium levels between 50-150 ppm, your alkalinity between 0-250 ppm, your mash pH between 5.1-5.5. Read More

October 23, 2018

Designing the Perfect Cream Ale

A beer you can sip on a shady patio after doing yard work, with the smell of fresh cut grass in the air. Read More

A beer you can sip on a shady patio after doing yard work, with the smell of fresh cut grass in the air. Read More

October 23, 2018

Brewing Water Chemistry Part 1 of 2: The Basics

Water accounts for 90-95% of your beer yet it’s the one ingredient we rarely think about on brew day. Read More

Water accounts for 90-95% of your beer yet it’s the one ingredient we rarely think about on brew day. Read More

October 23, 2018

What Makes a Perfect IPA?

Truth be told, the category of IPA has expanded so drastically that it's difficult to define what an IPA is, let alone what a good IPA is. Read More

Truth be told, the category of IPA has expanded so drastically that it's difficult to define what an IPA is, let alon... Read More

October 23, 2018

Farley's Feature - Malt!

If you really care about the craft of brewing, whether you brew for fun or for your profession, you owe it to yourself to brew with craft malt!  Read More

If you really care about the craft of brewing, whether you brew for fun or for your profession, you owe it to yoursel... Read More

October 23, 2018

So Many Hops, So Little Time…

We've all Fuggled, Cascaded, Mosaiced, and Summitted. We've brewed the basics, become well-acquainted with the likes of Centennial and Cluster. But now, more than ever, is the time to experiment. Read More

We've all Fuggled, Cascaded, Mosaiced, and Summitted. We've brewed the basics, become well-acquainted with the likes ... Read More

October 23, 2018

Create Your Own Beer-Wine Hybrid

Blending beer, wine, and mead is a practice that dates as far back as the ancient Egyptians. It's an easy and exciting way to experiment with new flavors and subtle nuances to your brewing. Read More

Blending beer, wine, and mead is a practice that dates as far back as the ancient Egyptians. It's an easy and excitin... Read More

October 23, 2018

Homebrewing with Ingredients You Already Have

It’s the weekend. You’ve got a few hours free, and you want to brew. The only problem is you forgot to order a recipe kit. Read More

It’s the weekend. You’ve got a few hours free, and you want to brew. The only problem is you forgot to order a recipe... Read More

October 23, 2018

Farley's Feature - Hops!

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October 23, 2018

How to Ferment with German Wheat Yeast

Varying certain aspects of fermentation will produce varying amounts of the characteristic esters of banana and phenolic clove (spice) flavors and aromas in the beer.  Read More

Varying certain aspects of fermentation will produce varying amounts of the characteristic esters of banana and pheno... Read More

October 23, 2018

Tudor Ale Homebrew Recipe

Brewed as part of a collaboration with the Minneapolis Institute of Arts as part of its "Supper with Shakespeare" event, "Tudor Keg Party!" Read More

Brewed as part of a collaboration with the Minneapolis Institute of Arts as part of its "Supper with Shakespeare" eve... Read More

October 23, 2018

How To Store Your Beer Ingredients

Here are some tips on storing your beer ingredients until you’re ready to use them. Read More

Here are some tips on storing your beer ingredients until you’re ready to use them. Read More

October 23, 2018

Wyeast Laboratories' FAQs

How do you activate a Wyeast Smack Pack? (and other commonly asked questions about liquid yeast from Wyeast) Read More

How do you activate a Wyeast Smack Pack? (and other commonly asked questions about liquid yeast from Wyeast) Read More

October 23, 2018

Northern Brewer's White House Homebrew Recipe Kits

Homebrew recipes from the White House; Honey Ale and Honey Porter. Read More

Homebrew recipes from the White House; Honey Ale and Honey Porter. Read More

October 23, 2018

All-Grain Brewing with John Palmer

"How to Brew" author John Palmer stops by Northern Brewer to brew an all-grain batch of a very special recipe. Read More

"How to Brew" author John Palmer stops by Northern Brewer to brew an all-grain batch of a very special recipe. Read More

October 23, 2018

Summit Hops; Much Love

Summit are a super-alpha variety developed with large-capacity brewhouses in mind initially. Read More

Summit are a super-alpha variety developed with large-capacity brewhouses in mind initially. Read More

October 23, 2018

Wyeast's Answers to Customer Questions

A while back we were visiting Greg Doss from Wyeast Laboratories and pitched (ha!) a few of them his way. Here are some of his responses in video form. Read More

A while back we were visiting Greg Doss from Wyeast Laboratories and pitched (ha!) a few of them his way. Here are so... Read More

October 23, 2018

John Palmer on Residual Alkalinity & Brewing Water

John Palmer holds a session on residual alkalinity and its effect on your brewing water and final beers.  Read More

John Palmer holds a session on residual alkalinity and its effect on your brewing water and final beers.  Read More

October 23, 2018

Troll Juice India Black Ale with Sherry Barrel Chips

This was mainly an experiment to try out some sherry barrel chips, but I'm pretty pleased with the overall result. Read More

This was mainly an experiment to try out some sherry barrel chips, but I'm pretty pleased with the overall result. Read More

October 23, 2018

Whiskey Barrel IPA Homebrew Recipe

To drink a glass of beer or wine that has spent any of its fermentable life encased or exposed to wood is to reiterate and engage yourself in blissful tasty mortality. Read More

To drink a glass of beer or wine that has spent any of its fermentable life encased or exposed to wood is to reiterat... Read More

October 23, 2018

Weyermann Heritage Malts

If you just run the numbers, you’ll see that this is darker than Schill’s Kolsch malt, but lighter than most Munich malts. Read More

If you just run the numbers, you’ll see that this is darker than Schill’s Kolsch malt, but lighter than most Munich m... Read More

October 23, 2018

Lagunitas Hop Stoopid Clone Recipe

The good people at Lagunitas have issued a challenge to homebrewers attending the National Homebrew Conference... Read More

The good people at Lagunitas have issued a challenge to homebrewers attending the National Homebrew Conference... Read More

October 23, 2018

Session Beer Homebrew Recipes

A session beer is a low alcohol, flavorful beer that you can enjoy more than one of. Here are a couple of classic recipes, one from Brewing TV and the other from famed homebrewing author John Palmer. Read More

A session beer is a low alcohol, flavorful beer that you can enjoy more than one of. Here are a couple of classic rec... Read More

October 23, 2018

BTV Beer Review: The Maharaja Beer Recipe

Brewing TV received two bottles of The Maharaja Imperial IPA from Avery Brewing Company in Boulder, CO. Read More

Brewing TV received two bottles of The Maharaja Imperial IPA from Avery Brewing Company in Boulder, CO. Read More

October 23, 2018

Smooth Session & Spritzy Smoked Brown Ales

This new, mild kind of winter seems to have slightly betrayed the craft brewers who stocked their reserves with burly winter ales. Read More

This new, mild kind of winter seems to have slightly betrayed the craft brewers who stocked their reserves with burly... Read More

October 23, 2018

A Warning About Dogs and Hops

There are many scary stories on homebrewing forums about dogs eating hops after unsuspecting brewers left unused hops out in an accessible place. Read More

There are many scary stories on homebrewing forums about dogs eating hops after unsuspecting brewers left unused hops... Read More

October 23, 2018

Wyeast 1469 Yorkshire Ale Now a Year-Round Strain

Wyeast has recently announced that the 1469 strain will now be available year-round. Huzzah! Read More

Wyeast has recently announced that the 1469 strain will now be available year-round. Huzzah! Read More

October 23, 2018

Single Inspiration 60 Schilling Ale Recipe

Think about what you could introduce into your brewing routine to improve your favorite beverages & hold yourself to the execution of it throughout the coming year. Read More

Think about what you could introduce into your brewing routine to improve your favorite beverages & hold yourself... Read More

October 23, 2018

Brewing TV #49: Sour Beers - The Recipes

Some of the recipes you saw being brewed, fermented, blended, oaked, bottled, poured in Brewing TV - Episode 49: Sour Beers. Read More

Some of the recipes you saw being brewed, fermented, blended, oaked, bottled, poured in Brewing TV - Episode 49: Sour... Read More

October 23, 2018

Bad Ass Burton Ale Recipe

As brewed by Bryon Adams in Brewing TV - Episode 40: Bad Ass Brewery. Read More

As brewed by Bryon Adams in Brewing TV - Episode 40: Bad Ass Brewery. Read More

October 23, 2018

Le Saisonette: a Saison Homebrew Recipe

Le Saisonette Brewed, fermented and sampled by Chip Walton in Brewing TV - Episode 37: Happiness is a Warm Carboy. Read More

Le Saisonette Brewed, fermented and sampled by Chip Walton in Brewing TV - Episode 37: Happiness is a Warm Carboy. Read More

October 23, 2018

Beer Style Guide - Pale Lager

Despite what the limited range of macrobrewed American lagers would suggest, pale lagers are varied, challenging, and very enjoyable beers.  Read More

Despite what the limited range of macrobrewed American lagers would suggest, pale lagers are varied, challenging, and... Read More

October 23, 2018

What is a Brown Ale and How to Brew One

Brown ale is a wonderful drink - deliciously malty, good year-round, and with wide appeal.  Read More

Brown ale is a wonderful drink - deliciously malty, good year-round, and with wide appeal.  Read More

October 23, 2018

Beer Style Guide - Hybrid Beers

Born out of necessity, tradition, or creativity, Hybrid Beers are half  lagers, half ales. Sometimes half ales, half lagers. Read More

Born out of necessity, tradition, or creativity, Hybrid Beers are half  lagers, half ales. Sometimes half ales, half ... Read More

October 23, 2018

Beer Style Guide - Wheat Beer

Using an authentic hefeweizen yeast strain is a must, as they provide the clove (sometimes referred to as “phenolic”) and banana notes that hefeweizen is known for.  Read More

Using an authentic hefeweizen yeast strain is a must, as they provide the clove (sometimes referred to as “phenolic”)... Read More

October 23, 2018

Beer Style Guide - Pale Ales

Well-balanced as to be very drinkable, but flavorful enough to hold the interest; pale ales are among the most popular beers for homebrewers, and it’s easy to see why.  Read More

Well-balanced as to be very drinkable, but flavorful enough to hold the interest; pale ales are among the most popula... Read More

October 23, 2018

Beer Style Guide - Amber and Dark Lagers

Amber and dark lagers combine the clean, bright purity of a pale lager like Pilsner with the dense, rich maltiness found in many German beers. Read More

Amber and dark lagers combine the clean, bright purity of a pale lager like Pilsner with the dense, rich maltiness fo... Read More

October 23, 2018

Beer Style Guide - Rye Beer

Rye is strongly flavorful and usually imparts a spicy, bready note when used for beer. Read More

Rye is strongly flavorful and usually imparts a spicy, bready note when used for beer. Read More

October 23, 2018

Beer Style Guide - Porters

Roasted grains are the feature of this hardy brew, with a few variations providing diversity in the style. For those looking for a warming drink for cold weather, porter can fit the bill. Read More

Roasted grains are the feature of this hardy brew, with a few variations providing diversity in the style. For those ... Read More

October 23, 2018

Beer Style Guide - India Pale Ale

For those who love it hoppy, IPAs are where it's at, but the style has become varied enough to provide something for everyone. Read More

For those who love it hoppy, IPAs are where it's at, but the style has become varied enough to provide something for ... Read More

October 23, 2018

Beer Style Guide - Fruit and Vegetable Beers

Though barley is the foundation of beer, homebrewers love to add their favorite non-grain fermentables to their batches.  Read More

Though barley is the foundation of beer, homebrewers love to add their favorite non-grain fermentables to their batch... Read More

October 23, 2018

Beer Style Guide - Sour Beers

Sour beers range from a gentle sour tinge that helps provide complexity to ragingly mouth-puckering sourness. Read More

Sour beers range from a gentle sour tinge that helps provide complexity to ragingly mouth-puckering sourness. Read More

October 23, 2018

Beer Style Guide - Stout

Deliciously creamy, dry and roasty, stout is one of the most recognizable beer styles.  Read More

Deliciously creamy, dry and roasty, stout is one of the most recognizable beer styles.  Read More

October 23, 2018

Beer Style Guide - Scottish Ales

Scottish ales are known as some of the most malt-focused beers around. Scottish yeasts typically have lower levels of attenuation, which along with the use of good crystal malts results in a sweet, malty beer.  Read More

Scottish ales are known as some of the most malt-focused beers around. Scottish yeasts typically have lower levels of... Read More

October 23, 2018

Beer Style Guide - Bock

Bock is the king of rich and malty German beers. A difficult but rewarding style for homebrewers, as the smooth, dense malt layers can be found nowhere else.  Read More

Bock is the king of rich and malty German beers. A difficult but rewarding style for homebrewers, as the smooth, dens... Read More

October 23, 2018

Beer Style Guide - Belgian Ale

The Belgian style of Pale Ale is a very drinkable, with some classic Belgian flavors but a modest gravity and more hop balance than most Belgian styles.  Read More

The Belgian style of Pale Ale is a very drinkable, with some classic Belgian flavors but a modest gravity and more ho... Read More

October 23, 2018

Final Gravity of Homebrew

The Final Gravity is the specific gravity measured at the completion of fermentation and represents the amount of unfermentable sugars remaining in the beer. Read More

The Final Gravity is the specific gravity measured at the completion of fermentation and represents the amount of unf... Read More

October 23, 2018

Converting Homebrew Recipes Between All Grain and Extract

Looking to convert an all grain recipe to malt extract or vice versa? This can be done with some calculations. Read More

Looking to convert an all grain recipe to malt extract or vice versa? This can be done with some calculations. Read More

October 23, 2018

Schluss Dunkel-Kellerbier Recipe

The name has to be that long so you have time to do a double decoction mash while you say it. Read More

The name has to be that long so you have time to do a double decoction mash while you say it. Read More

October 23, 2018

Stone Anniversary XI - Imperial Black IPA

PDX Brewers club member Brett Begani brewed this Imperial Black IPA during the Time to Brew segment in Brewing TV - Episode 10: Cascadian Dark Ale Debate. Read More

PDX Brewers club member Brett Begani brewed this Imperial Black IPA during the Time to Brew segment in Brewing TV - E... Read More

October 23, 2018

Biere d'Avril Biere de Garde

An amped-up tweak of Northern Brewer's Biere de Garde kit, brewed, garded (lagered), and split: half for now, half for Thanksgiving. Read More

An amped-up tweak of Northern Brewer's Biere de Garde kit, brewed, garded (lagered), and split: half for now, half fo... Read More

October 23, 2018

Wet-Hopped Red Rye Homebrew Recipe

A hop bomb, but brewed to sorta-session strength (hop mortar?) and infused with the unprocessed oils of cones literally seconds off the bine. Read More

A hop bomb, but brewed to sorta-session strength (hop mortar?) and infused with the unprocessed oils of cones literal... Read More

October 23, 2018

Kulmbacher Vollbier Homebrew Recipe

Back to the future with a recipe from Fred Eckhardt's seminal Treatise on Lager Beers. Read More

Back to the future with a recipe from Fred Eckhardt's seminal Treatise on Lager Beers. Read More

October 23, 2018

North Oakland Double IPA 2010 & 2011

Below are the recipes for Nathan Smith's North Oakland Double IPA. The main entry is for Nathan's 2010 version. Read More

Below are the recipes for Nathan Smith's North Oakland Double IPA. The main entry is for Nathan's 2010 version. Read More

October 23, 2018

Back to Basics Pale Ale Recipe

The more I brew and read about brewing, the more I realize that, cliche as it is, fermentation is the most important aspect of brewing. Read More

The more I brew and read about brewing, the more I realize that, cliche as it is, fermentation is the most important ... Read More

October 23, 2018

Course of Empire IPA Recipe

Like many other British beers, the deprivations of two world wars contributed to the erosion of the strength, hop rates, and arguably even the overall character of English IPAs. Read More

Like many other British beers, the deprivations of two world wars contributed to the erosion of the strength, hop rat... Read More

October 23, 2018

Thunderbolt Pale Ale Recipe

The product of this pursuit will shape the next trial recipe for my beloved pale. I am rebuilding the recipe with new parts to give this wailing barley beast continued year-round life! Read More

The product of this pursuit will shape the next trial recipe for my beloved pale. I am rebuilding the recipe with new... Read More

October 23, 2018

The Horizon Event Beer Recipe

High of alpha and low of cohumulone; descendant of Brewers Gold, sister of Nugget, friend of all.  Read More

High of alpha and low of cohumulone; descendant of Brewers Gold, sister of Nugget, friend of all.  Read More

October 23, 2018

Using HopShots in Place of Hops

HopShots are extracted hop resin that functions in basically the same way as normal pellet or leaf hops. Read More

HopShots are extracted hop resin that functions in basically the same way as normal pellet or leaf hops. Read More

October 23, 2018

Brew like a Homebrewer

It is very easy to get carried away when you've got some 80 types of grain to choose from. Sometimes you just need to brew like a homebrewer. Read More

It is very easy to get carried away when you've got some 80 types of grain to choose from. Sometimes you just need to... Read More

October 23, 2018

Coffee Beer Collaboration with Peace Coffee

Deep down inside, every brewer wants to be eating oatmeal and drinking coffee and stout at the same time.  Read More

Deep down inside, every brewer wants to be eating oatmeal and drinking coffee and stout at the same time.  Read More

October 23, 2018

Kansas City Lager: Boston Lager Meets California Lager

Crisp finish & earthy yeast undertones partially masked by noble hops in the finish. Read More

Crisp finish & earthy yeast undertones partially masked by noble hops in the finish. Read More

October 23, 2018

Vlaai Met Witbier Homebrew Recipe

Pair with another glass of witbier, your favorite Belgian strong golden ale, or even a stange of Kolsch for the truly heretical. Read More

Pair with another glass of witbier, your favorite Belgian strong golden ale, or even a stange of Kolsch for the truly... Read More

October 23, 2018

Seasonal Ingredient: Rainbow Chard

Am I suggesting brewing with a green, leafy beet? Yup. Sure am. Read More

Am I suggesting brewing with a green, leafy beet? Yup. Sure am. Read More

October 23, 2018

Springtime Homebrew: a Spring Wheat Recipe

That's a glass full of winter release from a local craft brewery behind an April caddis for a local trout stream: to everything there is a season. Read More

That's a glass full of winter release from a local craft brewery behind an April caddis for a local trout stream: to ... Read More

October 23, 2018

How to Use Honey as a Sweetener in Homebrewing

Honey wheat bread, honey ham, honey mustard. A dab of honey turns more folks on to plenty of things. Read More

Honey wheat bread, honey ham, honey mustard. A dab of honey turns more folks on to plenty of things. Read More

October 23, 2018

Oatmeal Stout Recipe

The inspiration for the recipe came from Maclay's Oat Malt Stout, of which many a pint was enjoyed by your author in his formative beer nerd days. Sadly it's no longer brewed, so like so many other defunct and rare beers, we homebrewers have to take matters into our own hands. Read More

The inspiration for the recipe came from Maclay's Oat Malt Stout, of which many a pint was enjoyed by your author in ... Read More

October 23, 2018

How to Improve a Beer Recipe: Triple Oat Breakfast Stout

This saga began with a recipe I created for an oatmeal stout. The first round of triple oat stout was a decent success, but I wanted to make some improvements to get the beer more where I wanted it to be. Read More

This saga began with a recipe I created for an oatmeal stout. The first round of triple oat stout was a decent succes... Read More

October 23, 2018

5 Beer-Based Recipes That Pair With English Brews

Eat your beer like a King! For your benefit, here's a collection of 5 Beer-Based Recipes That Pair With English Brews. Read More

Eat your beer like a King! For your benefit, here's a collection of 5 Beer-Based Recipes That Pair With English Brews. Read More

October 23, 2018

Little Bear Session Cascadian Dark Ale Recipe

Cascadian Dark Ale in quantity can be a real grizzly bear, but this session-fied version of the popular beer style is just a Little Bear. Read More

Cascadian Dark Ale in quantity can be a real grizzly bear, but this session-fied version of the popular beer style is... Read More

October 23, 2018

Beer Engine vs. CO2: Dry-Hopped Death Match

After quality time with the dry hops, this half of the batch was split into quarters and racked to separate kegs.  Read More

After quality time with the dry hops, this half of the batch was split into quarters and racked to separate kegs.  Read More

October 23, 2018

Seasonal Ingredient: Clementines

Clementines contain myrcene, a pleasantly fragrant component also found in the essential oil of hops.  Read More

Clementines contain myrcene, a pleasantly fragrant component also found in the essential oil of hops.  Read More

October 23, 2018

It's Winter, So Eis-Something

The classic example of an ice beer is the Eisbock. An Eisbock is simply a Doppelbock that has been frozen and the ice crystals removed. Read More

The classic example of an ice beer is the Eisbock. An Eisbock is simply a Doppelbock that has been frozen and the ice... Read More

October 23, 2018

Rye Wine (a Parti-Gyle Experiment)

The reward of a beer that is truly your creation brings a pride that you must share and talk about with everyone who will listen. Read More

The reward of a beer that is truly your creation brings a pride that you must share and talk about with everyone who ... Read More

October 23, 2018

The Wookiee & The Ewok

Big and little, tall and short, high-gravity and session, barleywine and pale: a parti-gyle brewday from Brewing TV - Episode 26: Big Beer Brewing. Read More

Big and little, tall and short, high-gravity and session, barleywine and pale: a parti-gyle brewday from Brewing TV -... Read More

October 23, 2018

About A Beer – Winter Ale

I'm bursting with hope for the pints that will pour malty & plentiful through the year's end - Winter Ales! Read More

I'm bursting with hope for the pints that will pour malty & plentiful through the year's end - Winter Ales! Read More

October 23, 2018

Using Sorghum in Homebrew

Sorghum: a product that we carry at Northern Brewer which occasionally gets some attention from customers. Read More

Sorghum: a product that we carry at Northern Brewer which occasionally gets some attention from customers. Read More

October 23, 2018

Blueberry Brown Porter

So many aromas, combined with the rising steam of scalding waters is a magical time. Read More

So many aromas, combined with the rising steam of scalding waters is a magical time. Read More

October 23, 2018

Brew Day Notes: Old Golden and Special Bitter

Parti-gyle brewing is an old technique of brewing lower-gravity worts with the same grist that uses a similar method to batch sparging. Read More

Parti-gyle brewing is an old technique of brewing lower-gravity worts with the same grist that uses a similar method ... Read More

October 23, 2018

Boadicea ESB Recipe

Welcome 1945 NeoBritannia to your brewing yeast library by brewing many varieties of English ales.  Read More

Welcome 1945 NeoBritannia to your brewing yeast library by brewing many varieties of English ales.  Read More

October 23, 2018

How to Create Your Own Homebrew Recipe: Triple Oat Breakfast Stout

So as a home brewer develops his or her brewing skills, the natural tendency is to start developing recipes. This task can be a little more nebulous than cooking, where results can be measured instantaneously. Read More

So as a home brewer develops his or her brewing skills, the natural tendency is to start developing recipes. This tas... Read More

October 23, 2018

Saison Noire Recipe

Need something DARK, but not hoppy at all? Here's the answer: a Saison Noire! Something spicy for this hot summer in the city. Read More

Need something DARK, but not hoppy at all? Here's the answer: a Saison Noire! Something spicy for this hot summer in ... Read More

October 23, 2018

Session Beers and Why They are Great

Some factors have been merging recently, bringing me to write this blog post on session beers. Brewing a run of 4-5 batches in a row of above-6% ABV beer, drinking some truly amazing low-gravity beers, checking out The Session Beer Project blog, and listening to Mark Stutrud's keynote address at the NHC. Read More

Some factors have been merging recently, bringing me to write this blog post on session beers. Brewing a run of 4-5 b... Read More

October 23, 2018

Mild Ale Homebrew Recipe

And now that it's finally warm, a sky brimming with burning rays, let the understated goodness of mild permeate our fascination! Read More

And now that it's finally warm, a sky brimming with burning rays, let the understated goodness of mild permeate our f... Read More

October 23, 2018

Open and Closed Patersbier Recipe

I followed a Patersbier recipe - adding only the rose hips. OG was 1.043. Split the batch into two batches and kept in basement beer room that was about ambient 72F. Here are my often cryptic and short-handed notes. Read More

I followed a Patersbier recipe - adding only the rose hips. OG was 1.043. Split the batch into two batches and kept i... Read More

October 23, 2018

Gose Homebrew Recipe

Gose is an old style of German Wheat Beer that is making a bit of a comeback. Well, not much of a comeback actually, but it's back from the dead at least. The concept is similar to Berliner Weiss: a sour wheat beer that is fairly low in gravity and very refreshing. Read More

Gose is an old style of German Wheat Beer that is making a bit of a comeback. Well, not much of a comeback actually, ... Read More

October 23, 2018

Multiple Worts From One Mash

I had the opportunity to experiment with the Warminster floor-malted Maris Otter. My goal was two worts from one mash: a Scottish 140/- ale, and a second "small beer" (we'll call it the Halvsy). In total the grist was about 24 lbs for a 5 gallon batch of each of the two beers. Read More

I had the opportunity to experiment with the Warminster floor-malted Maris Otter. My goal was two worts from one mash... Read More

October 23, 2018

How to Make Invert Sugar

Invert sugar is used in brewing many British and Belgian styles, and you can make it at home. Read More

Invert sugar is used in brewing many British and Belgian styles, and you can make it at home. Read More

October 23, 2018

Experiment: Shipping Beer and Hop Profiles

Lots of people have found that older beer loses some of its hop flavor. This is especially important in IPAs or other hop-focused beers. Read More

Lots of people have found that older beer loses some of its hop flavor. This is especially important in IPAs or other... Read More

October 23, 2018

Brewing Malt Styles & Varieties

There are a vast number of malts that brewers can use, and there are two broad categories that various malts fall into: malts which can be steeped, and malts which need to be mashed. Read More

There are a vast number of malts that brewers can use, and there are two broad categories that various malts fall int... Read More

October 23, 2018

Floor Malt Experiment

MD had his fun, now's my time. I got my hands on several pounds of Warminster floor-malted Maris Otter. Read More

MD had his fun, now's my time. I got my hands on several pounds of Warminster floor-malted Maris Otter. Read More

October 23, 2018

Mighty Arrow Clone Recipe

Straight out of the fridge, this ale has a balanced veil of bitterness; sit with it for awhile & resinous citrus from Cascade & Amarillo come forward with an almost Simcoe-like taste, leaving the Goldings character somewhere below this fruity dance. Read More

Straight out of the fridge, this ale has a balanced veil of bitterness; sit with it for awhile & resinous citrus ... Read More

October 23, 2018

Growing Hops: Diary of a First-Time Hop Grower

A homebrewer's first foray into the world of growing hops. From planting to harvesting! Read More

A homebrewer's first foray into the world of growing hops. From planting to harvesting! Read More

October 23, 2018

How to Use Chemistry to Hack Your Beer Brewing

Trouble hitting your pH? Beer too hazy? Too much krausen in your fermentor? These common problems, and many more, can be solved with a little chemistry magic. Read More

Trouble hitting your pH? Beer too hazy? Too much krausen in your fermentor? These common problems, and many more, can... Read More

October 23, 2018

Summit India Style Rye Ale

Last weekend I picked up Summit's new India-Style Rye Ale (IRA) and have to say that I'm impressed. Read More

Last weekend I picked up Summit's new India-Style Rye Ale (IRA) and have to say that I'm impressed. Read More

October 23, 2018

British Bitter Beer Recipe

British bitter is one of my favorite styles to brew. It's simple, cheap, and well balanced, much like yours truly. Read More

British bitter is one of my favorite styles to brew. It's simple, cheap, and well balanced, much like yours truly. Read More

October 23, 2018

Mardi Gras Bock Clone

New Orleans is a city where stout faucets are far fewer than Margaritas, though beer is still very much a part of the last party before Lent. Read More

New Orleans is a city where stout faucets are far fewer than Margaritas, though beer is still very much a part of the... Read More

October 23, 2018

How to Make Cherry Chevapravatdumrong

So I have 25 lbs of cherries in my freezer... Well, I had 25 lbs of cherries until I took these 5 easy steps that put those little stone fruits to excellent use! The Cherry: Prunus avium is the sweet kind and Prunus cerasus is the sour kind. Read More

So I have 25 lbs of cherries in my freezer... Well, I had 25 lbs of cherries until I took these 5 easy steps that put... Read More

October 23, 2018

Pu-Erh Porter Homebrew Recipe: A Tea-Beer Hybrid

A tea-beer hybrid just tryin' to make it in a coffee-beer world. Read More

A tea-beer hybrid just tryin' to make it in a coffee-beer world. Read More

October 23, 2018

How to Reuse Your Hops

Next time you throw 3 ounces of high alpha American hops as a dry hop, feel free to use 'em again! Read More

Next time you throw 3 ounces of high alpha American hops as a dry hop, feel free to use 'em again! Read More

October 23, 2018

The History of American IPAs

The pale style stands with solid body, head & hopping; never adulterated with spiking agents like porter, nor degraded with adjuncts as Pilsener in America. Read More

The pale style stands with solid body, head & hopping; never adulterated with spiking agents like porter, nor deg... Read More

October 23, 2018

All About Palisade Hops

Brought to you by the hombres of Yakima Chief, who also brought you Simcoe and Warrior. Read More

Brought to you by the hombres of Yakima Chief, who also brought you Simcoe and Warrior. Read More

October 23, 2018

Kellerbier Homebrew Recipe

That's Kellerbier, citizens - preach it, now: evocative of the land, a beer of the moment, complex and alive. Read More

That's Kellerbier, citizens - preach it, now: evocative of the land, a beer of the moment, complex and alive. Read More

October 23, 2018

Brewing with Limited Edition Yeast

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October 23, 2018

Finnish Your Beer: Kalevala Sahti

Ahh ... sahti . It's like drinking a Christmas tree. For those of you who may be rye-curious, here's one way to craft a pint of piney cheer. Read More

Ahh ... sahti . It's like drinking a Christmas tree. For those of you who may be rye-curious, here's one way to craft... Read More

October 23, 2018

How to Add Fruit Flavor to Beer

While you can add fruit or fruit flavoring to any style of beer, some styles lend themselves to being paired with fruit better than others.  Read More

While you can add fruit or fruit flavoring to any style of beer, some styles lend themselves to being paired with fru... Read More

October 23, 2018

Kveik Yeast From Omega Yeast! Ferment At Higher Temps!

Omega Yeast first became aware of the Norwegian kveik strains via Lars Marius Garshol’s blog. Read More

Omega Yeast first became aware of the Norwegian kveik strains via Lars Marius Garshol’s blog. Read More

October 23, 2018

Horizon Hops Beer Recipe

Brew with Horizon, fight the power, homebrewers. Read More

Brew with Horizon, fight the power, homebrewers. Read More