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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Brau Bros Bancreagie 26

Brau Bros Bancreagie 26 ABV: 11.5% Add another unique beer to cross off your list! Medium to dark brown color, light head, and apparent smoke on the nose with a little funk! While one might be skeptical of smoke and sour, the peat and lactobacillus–induced sour notes meld well offering a mild tartness, then a … [ Read more]

American Wild Ale: A Profile

This Style Profile peers under the hood of American Wild Ale, the most interesting style this side of the BJCP. By Michael Agnew Illustration by DWITT When discussing American wild beers, it’s hard to talk about “style.” The Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) doesn’t have a listing for it. These beers are relegated to the … [ Read more]

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