EXPERT KNOWLEDGE BASE
Whether you're brewing your first batch of beer or your 50th, the brewmasters at Northern Brewer have created a complete knowledge base of articles to help you concoct the perfect homebrew!
New To Brewing
How to Make Beer: Brewing 101
Are you ready to take the plunge into the incredible world of homebrewing? This comprehensive guide will teach you everything you need to know to make your very first batch of beer. If you can make mac and cheese from a box, you can make beer. So what are you waiting for? Let's brew this!
How to Brew in a Bag
Going all-grain can be intimidating, but BIAB is an easy way to dip your toes into all-grain brewing.
New To Brewing
21 Homebrewing Lessons I Wish I’d Learned Sooner
Learn tricks to save you time, money, or even space in your brew cave.
Bottling & Kegging
Switch to Kegging
Nothing makes brewing easier than kegging, and when things are easier, you do them more often! Get started now >
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THE BEST HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR HOMEBREWERS
Don't just give them a shiny box to unwrap. Give them an experience.
NORTHERN BREWER HOMEBREWING STARTER KIT BUYER GUIDE
Whether you’re looking for yourself or for a friend wanting to get into ...
21 HOMEBREWING LESSONS I WISH I’D LEARNED SOONER
Whether it’s something that saves you time, money, or even space in your...
IT'S NEVER TOO LATE FOR OKTOBERFEST (OR MOCKTOBERFEST)
If you’re a homebrewer without the ability to lager or succumbed to a fa...
5 (PRETTY EASY) WAYS TO BREW BETTER BEER
Completely new to homebrewing? Have quite a few beers under your belt? B...
SAFALE™ WB-06: GIVE THE CHARACTER YOU WANT TO YOUR WHEAT BEER STYLES
In this period of spring in the Northern hemisphere, with temperatures r...
BEER RECIPES & INGREDIENTS
HOW TO ADD FRUIT FLAVOR TO BEER
While you can add fruit or fruit flavoring to any style of beer, some st...
FERMENTIS SAFBREW™ BR-8
Bring “funky notes” to your beer with SafBrew™ BR-8, the first dry Brett...
WHAT IS A COLD IPA AND HOW DO YOU HOMEBREW ONE?
Cold IPA is the hottest… uh, coldest thing in craft beer right now. We l...
BOTTLING & KEGGING
KEGGED COCKTAILS: EASY, SPARKLING, DELICIOUS
Summer is the season of outdoor get-togethers, backyard barbecues, and h...
BALL LOCK KEGS VS. PIN LOCK KEGS
So you’re starting to get sick of bottling and want to switch to kegs, b...
BREW NOW FOR LATER: WHAT BEER STYLES BENEFIT FROM AGING
It’s true that some things get better with age. While many beers are bes...
WINE, CIDER, & MEAD MAKING
HOW TO MAKE WINE FROM A RECIPE KIT
If you’re looking to make wine, it’s actually quite easy to get started ...
COMPARING YEAST STRAINS FOR HARD CIDER
Each year, during fall harvest and apple season, we get asked a lot of q...
CIDER AND HOW VARIOUS YEAST STRAINS AFFECT THEM
Yeast strains have a huge impact on cider profiles, not only in terms of...
KOMBUCHA & BEYOND
HOW TO MAKE AND FERMENT SAUERKRAUT AT HOME
Making home-fermented sauerkraut is extremely easy and makes a delicious...
HOW TO MAKE HARD SELTZER
At a time when hard seltzer is taking over the world, we thought we'd cr...
HOW TO MAKE BOOZY KOMBUCHA
Give you're kombucha an extra kick and learn how to make alcoholic kombu...
BREWER'S NOTES & NEWS
TOP 10 HOMEBREWING, CIDER MAKING, AND HARD SELTZER ARTICLES
HOMEBREW SUPPLY SHORTAGES CALL FOR FRESH IDEAS
Tastes have become recipes. Those recipes have met practices on brewdays...
STOUT-BRAISED PULLED PORK SANDWICH RECIPE
I love food, and I love beer, and as a homebrewer I love to incorporate ...