Brewers Cook Book

New to Craft Beer? These 7 Dark Lagers are Easy on the Palate

  Bitter IPAs and boozy, barrel-aged beers might shock the palate if you’re trying to introduce a curious newcomer to craft beer. Instead, it’s generally better to hand them a beer style that simultaneously feels familiar and also enlightens — dark lagers embody those traits. German-style Schwarzbiers, dunkels, bocks, and… Lees verderNew to Craft Beer? These 7 Dark Lagers are Easy on the Palate »

Better German Pilsner

  This recipe from Josh Weikert, author of the Beer: Simple blog is for a bare-bones, but crisp and flavorful, German Pils. The grist is simplicity itself, all Pils with just a touch of Victory to bring out a rich grainy malt flavor, and it has plenty of IBUs and hops… Lees verderBetter German Pilsner »

Beers Made with Barrel-Aged Coffee Beans are ‘Blowing People’s Minds’

When we think of barrel-aged beer, we usually think of beer that’s been brewed and then left to age in whiskey or wine barrels. But a few brewers are putting a new twist on that and spinning things around the other way: Introducing a beer, brewed with barrel-aged coffee beans.… Lees verderBeers Made with Barrel-Aged Coffee Beans are ‘Blowing People’s Minds’ »

Brewers Find Bold Beer Flavors in Barrels Beyond Bourbon

  The number of craft breweries with some level of barrel aging program has risen dramatically over the past decade, with most gravitating toward used whiskey casks, particularly bourbon, to add new oaky, vanilla and boozy flavor elements to select batches. But whiskey certainly is far from being the only… Lees verderBrewers Find Bold Beer Flavors in Barrels Beyond Bourbon »

Run to the Pils Recipe

Jeremy Myers, head brewer and co-owner of Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company (Croydon, Massachusetts) notes that there are no brewing salts added for mash pH adjustment. This recipe follows the Reinheitsgebot, so he uses acidulated malt. ALL-GRAIN Batch size: 5 gallons (19 liters) Efficiency: 83% Attenuation: 83% OG: 1.049 (12.17°P) FG:… Lees verderRun to the Pils Recipe »

Easy Irish Stout

Irish stout is the perfect dark beer for warm weather. It’s full-flavored, low in alcohol, and has about the same number of calories as that watery “lite beer” your brother-in-law brings to your backyard barbecue. And speaking of grilled meat, Irish stout is a great pairing. If you’ve spent any… Lees verderEasy Irish Stout »

Make Your Best Roggenbier

Roggenbier is, in many ways, a simple beer: it’s principally a variation on the Weizen theme but instead of wheat uses rye, which adds more spice and less bread to the flavor profile. There’s some overlap in terms of the grist and the yield on esters and phenols (at least… Lees verderMake Your Best Roggenbier »