Homebrew Recipe: Motorboat Oatmeal Extra Stout

This recipe appears in Michael Dawson’s book, “Mashmaker: A Citizen-Brewer’s Guide to Making Great Beer at Home.” Learn more at mashmakerbook.com. Do you have a personal end-of-autumn ritual? One of my seasonal markers is a fall trip to fly fish for steelhead with some old friends. Solitude, no cell reception, deep woods, the loud sound … [ Read more]

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Homebrew Recipe: Tré Cool Imperial IPA

This recipe appears in Michael Dawson’s book, “Mashmaker: A Citizen-Brewer’s Guide to Making Great Beer at Home.” Learn more at mashmakerbook.com. I knew a girl from San Francisco, and she and her Bay Area friends had been Green Day fans from their underground days. At least until Dookie hit the charts, then no more. Mainstream … [ Read more]

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Homebrew Recipe: Oldtoberfest Smoked Rye Lager

This recipe appears in Michael Dawson’s book, “Mashmaker: A Citizen-Brewer’s Guide to Making Great Beer at Home.” Learn more at mashmakerbook.com. Real talk, citizens: I had my first seasonally-released pro Oktoberfest of 2014 (Summit; in a can) way back in July. Tasty, and one of my all-time favorite styles, but it stole my thunder. I … [ Read more]

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Homebrew Recipe: Provisional Sour Belgian Brown

This recipe appears in Michael Dawson’s book, “Mashmaker: A Citizen-Brewer’s Guide to Making Great Beer at Home.” Learn more at mashmakerbook.com. Plan ahead, that’s the ticket! It is entirely the wrong weather to drink something strong, dark, and malty—but experience tells us that six months from now, we might want a beer exactly like that. And … [ Read more]

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Homebrew Recipe: Maple 80 Shilling Presented by The Wedge Community Co-op

By Kyle Sisco and Shannon Pierce Photos courtesy of The Wedge Community Co-op Scottish Ales are known for their malty flavor, with beers ranging from easy-drinking, light bodied 2.5% Scottish Light 60 Shilling to the robust 10% Strong Scotch Ale. While Scottish Ales are not the most popular style among craft beer drinkers today, names … [ Read more]

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Homebrew Recipe: Extraordinary Ordinary Bitter

This recipe appears in Michael Dawson’s book, “Mashmaker: A Citizen-Brewer’s Guide to Making Great Beer at Home.” Learn more at mashmakerbook.com. Citizens, if you’re like me, you enjoy the process and ritual of drinking a good beer. You and I may even have in common that when the opportunity to have subsequent beer or beers … [ Read more]

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Throwback IPA: Back to the Swords

This recipe appears in Michael Dawson’s book, “Mashmaker: A Citizen-Brewer’s Guide to Making Great Beer at Home.” Learn more at mashmakerbook.com. This issue’s Homebrew Recipe tries not to fetishize the IPA any further. Is there any style of craft beer that’s more fetishized, more mandated by its audience, more commercially successful than IPA? I sometimes … [ Read more]

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Homebrew Recipe: Oatmeal-Cream Double Stout

This recipe appears in Michael Dawson’s book, “Mashmaker: A Citizen-Brewer’s Guide to Making Great Beer at Home.” Learn more at mashmakerbook.com. It’s a bitter world out there, and that was especially apparent during the holidays. Cold weather, long nights, crass consumerism and cynical marketing, the parking lots and interiors of retail establishments like a vision … [ Read more]

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Homebrew Recipe: Steampunk Entire Porter

This recipe appears in Michael Dawson’s book, “Mashmaker: A Citizen-Brewer’s Guide to Making Great Beer at Home.” Learn more at mashmakerbook.com. Porter: also known around my house as “Why don’t I brew this all the time?” “What if”: one of my favorite mental games to play while contemplatively nursing a pint of Why don’t I … [ Read more]

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Homebrew Recipe: Wild Root Brown Ale presented by The Wedge Community Co-op

The first of a series of homebrew recipes using fresh ingredients from The Wedge Community Co-op. By Kyle Sisco and Shannon Pierce Photos courtesy of The Wedge Community Co-op           It is no surprise that the world of food and beer are closely related. Even cooking and brewing are quite similar. … [ Read more]

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Berliner Weisse: Word to Your Mother

This recipe appears in Michael Dawson’s book, “Mashmaker: A Citizen-Brewer’s Guide to Making Great Beer at Home.” Learn more at mashmakerbook.com. Apparently, this Homebrew Recipe appeals to moms everywhere. True story: my mom doesn’t like beer…except for Berliner Weisse. That’s the sole exception. When my dad and I would homebrew, she would have to leave the … [ Read more]

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Homebrew Recipe: Maibock

Illustrations by Phil Juliano This recipe appears in Michael Dawson’s book, “Mashmaker: A Citizen-Brewer’s Guide to Making Great Beer at Home.” Learn more at mashmakerbook.com. Citizens: I submit to you that, as residents of the Upper Midwest, are arguably better able to appreciate a good maibock than anyone outside Germany. Germany, from whence this blonde … [ Read more]

Homebrew Recipe: Irish Red Ale

This recipe appears in Michael Dawson’s book, “Mashmaker: A Citizen-Brewer’s Guide to Making Great Beer at Home.” Learn more at mashmakerbook.com. Citizens, a disclaimer: even with St. Patrick’s Day almost upon us, this is not going to be about homebrewed Irish Red Ale. Well, it is, but only insofar as to frame up some guidelines … [ Read more]

Scotch Ale: The Wee Heavy

Hey! Don’t dump the dregs in the primary fermenter from last month’s Scottish 60/- (note: /- is the symbol for “shilling”) – there’s an awful lot of yeast in them thar buckets and carboys, and we’re going to re-use it and do something awesome. Namely, jump a few steps up in the hierarchy of Scottish … [ Read more]