A solid tripel needs no fancy elements to transport you away from the dreary abbey walls to the some place decidedly more heavenly
In Episode 24 of the Brew Files, we talked with Craig Gravina of the AlbanyAleProject.com about the forgotten style - here's one of his recreations of a weaker 1840's version.
Denny's newest spin around the block on his concept of an Americanized mild - aka building enough hop character to be distinctly American without blowing out the wonderful drinking properties of a mild!
A tart, refreshing and interesting beer that showcases Raspberry puree for something fun in the summer
Nick's award winning - no really - AHA NHC Overall Winner -
Call it whatever you will, just don't call it fat - this is the biggest of the initial IBU test series. Big, bold and bracing.
This is the stepped up cousin to our American Pale Ale. More hops and a touch more gravity.
This is a straightforward, no nonsense, classical American Pale Ale. It's whole purpose provide you a pop of American hop character with just enough malt to keep you going
Tiffany Ashrafi's "Mother's" beer, designed to taste like porter and cookies and help nursing moms with the whole nursing thing.
The one, the only world "famous" Bourbon Vanilla Imperial Porter. Born for Christmas - well loved any time!
A Brazilian swing on the Berliner Weiss, but with more oomph and a decided Tropical flair
A Hazy IPA that uses some interesting South African hops with different flavors
A dark mild full of flavor, but not the alcohol. This is about the biggest sort of "modern" mild I've made. Just a touch roasty, but full of malt and toffee flavors.
Our first recipe challenge tackled is this suggestion from Eric Pierce, combining Saisons and Beets! Get your vegetables while getting your grains!
Our first recipe challenge tackled is this suggestion from Aaron Kennison who asked for a Hoppy Rye Lager beer - why not see what Denny can do?
A riff on Drew's CDJK dark mild with a seasoned kick of cherrywood smoked malt from Briess to give it a whole different thing
A Tropical Stout as rich and warm as the island of Maui - think a bigger version of a milk/cream stout as discussed on Episode 31 of the show!
Big complex kitchen sink Russian Imperial Stout flavored with licorice, galaxy hops and cacao as discussed on Episode 31 of the show!
A giant roasted pecan, cinnamon, vanilla infused imperial stout
This is Denny's very first Alt beer recipe!
This is Denny's classic Barleywine recipe - packs a wallop and makes you feel a little stoned
All grain altbier - 2.5 gal.
A straightforward dubbel recipe perfect for sipping year round - but particularly fall!
A bigger, stronger and slightly more lethal and yet so delicious version of an Altbier. Perfect for late fall
The lightest and hardest beer you can make that should satisfy that guy in your life.
A fun experiment for Drew's 45th birthday - an IPA full of 45's and 74's because why not
Drew's take on the modern Festbier for a clean party beer to share with a few hundred thousand of your closest friends!
A classic amber lager, designed to be brew in March and served in October. Ok, you don't need to wait that long to enjoy a toasty malt forward lager
A simple modern American Pale Ale useful for hop testing
A simple clean wheat beer that provides a good base for flavor exploration
Inspired by the tradition of Samichlaus, this is the biggest, baddest, boldest lager around. Brewed and aged for 1 year before service and really shines at about 3-5 years.
A big, chewy, dessert of a Russian Imperial Stout infused with chocolate and vanilla with just enough chile pepper to prevent it from being cloying.
When you need a Devil in your glass - make it a Hobo!
The very definition of a crushable beer that will leave you feeling like a respectable beer drinker the next day. It's seriously a great damn American classic
New Fangled New England IPA. This recipe is an amalgamation of a few recipes out on the internet - particularly Ed Coffey's HopHands Clone and Jason Faylor's NE IPA that he kindly sent us for tasting. Who's Israel Bissell? He's my ancestor who legendarily rode from Watertown MA to Philadelphia warning of the British attack. In other words - he's the guy who made Paul Revere look like a piker!
This is Jay's "two flavored" lager that he throws together in no time!
This is a clean basic American Pale Ale that we're putting together to test American hopping impacts. Inspired by Klickitat Jim's visiting of hop whirlpool temps
The perfect base mead for your sessionable mead needs
This recipe has been through multiple evolutions as it journeyed along the path of inspiration from a bowl of Pho and Thai cuisine.
A twist on Drew's classic Saison using YCHops new product "American Noble". These are the left overs from the Cryo hop process and promise American hop characters, but in a more subtle, muted fashion. Naturally, that intrigues me! So I took the peppery, citrusy Loral "American Noble" and used it in a batch of Saison. Works like a charm! (Thanks to YCH for sponsoring the podcast and providing the debittered leaf/American nobles for this brew)
A simple clean, blonde ale designed to be both drinkable and aromatically bland enough for yeast experimentation.
Named for his loyal brewdog that oversaw his brewing career from start till now, this recipe won second in the 2017 AHA National Homebrew Competition
Named in honor of his grand old cat, this is Denny's award winning American version of an Alt - a slightly softer take on the style
For those times when you just need a beer to ago for, well, ever.
What started as a clone of Russian River's Pliny the Younger, turned into Craig's singular quest. If you've missed the PtY hype or want to capture it in a glass, start here! (Warning - Prepare to Buy All the Hops - and yes, the IBUs are theoretical)
Denny's classic, huge barleywine with that American hop flair. A throwback to all those early craft barley wines with the descriptive nomen "Old"
A silky smooth and toasty malt forward mild with toffee notes and that richness of oats without a ton of hop character. Yes, if you overloaded the hopping this thing would be a light weight NE Session IPA.
Andy's scarily drinkable pink/purple Belgian Golden Strong flavored/colored with hibiscus and dried fruits
A homebrew version of Pono Brewing's Pineapple infused Kolsch
A rich, chewy biscuity and yet still pleasantly hoppy altbier from listener Ralph Rice
A pale dry Saison perfect for playing around with your yeasts! I also use this as a basis for a number of my Saisons and usually have a variant or two laying around.
A simple helles for those days when you wanted something easy to drink and test people's palates with. (and not have it be dull as dishwater)
Based on Denny's Waldo Lake Amber, this is a simplified Amber perfect for testing
For years when homebrewers would try and recreate the magic of a beer like Westy 12, the recipes were complicated. How about simplicity instead?
A bright, brisk and hoppy Saison popping with a ton of grapefruit character from the Amarillo. Really just a hell of a beer to have on draft and keep drinking
The first place winner in the 2017 AHA National Homebrew Competition in American IPA. Chase's IPA is a bit of a hybrid with a look back at the West Coast with some "new" New England flair. This is a little different than the version discussed on the show because it's his newer version
This is Eric's 2018 Sam Adams Longshot winning Grisette recipe that we tasted on the Brew Files Episode 46. A lovely beer!
A simple modern pale ale recipe designed to explore the impacts of biotransformation.
From Peter Symons's Bronzed Brews - A classic pint for a hot summer
A slightly more sophisticated take on the imperialized version of the American lager
Denny's Classic Tripel!
An Irish Red Ale inspired by Drew's trip to Fargo (courtesy of the Prairie Homebrewing Companions)
A Belgian Golden Strong Ale inspired by Clint Eastwood and The Good, The Bad and the Ugly.
Pale, spicy, dry and strong, this Belgian Tripel packs a sneaky punch. Featuring complex, yeast-derived aromatics, citrus and honey, this liquid gold fills your tulip with a bouquet of spicy, peppery phenolics and citrusy-orange esters. A soft alcohol profile combines with a light honey-like maltiness and an effervescent finish. Enjoy a glass or two and you’ll be transported to summer in Belgium
A warm caramelized fig infused dubbel perfect for a cold winter night!
A transliterated version of the classic Düsseldorf Altbier