Make Your Best Standard American Lager
Standard American Lagers aren’t just for cowboys and college parties—their subtle flavors tease out some pretty incredible nuances when the beer is brewed well. Josh Weikert has the low-down on how to brew this style just right.
Make Your Best English Porter
English Porter is one of the oldest continually-produced styles of beer in the world, dating in its current form back to at least the early 18th century. Here’s how to create this interesting (but never overpowering) drinking experience.
The Art of Tart: The Many Ways (Both Quick and Slow) to Make Sour Beer
Josh Weikert gets you started up the sour-beer mountain with a discussion of the basics of bugs, traditional and modern, and fast and slow ways of souring your beer, and how to bring your sours (stylistically) into the twenty-first century.
Sour Ostseekuste Porter Recipe
This Baltic porter that has been a consistent winner for Josh Weikert over the years. It sets up well as a kettle sour because the bright lactic acidity will pair very nicely with the dark fruit and chocolate flavors.
A Czech, a German, and an American Walk into a Bar: Pilsners in Context
Thanks to a few drain-poured barrels of bad ale, Pilsners were born and became the most popular beer style in the world, showcasing the flavor potential of hops long before the first IPAs came on the scene, but giving brewers no place to hide faults.