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Recipe: Private Press Base Imperial Stout

At his Private Press blendery in Santa Cruz, California, Brad Clark specializes in barrel-aging high-gravity stouts and barleywines. Here is a homebrew-scale recipe for a big-bodied Private Press imperial stout meant for barrel-aging and blending.

Bulk Up! Building Beers with Bigger Body

Brad Clark, founder of Private Press Brewing in Santa Cruz, California, gained notoriety for his big stouts while head brewer at Jackie O’s in Ohio. Here, he discusses his approach to bodybuilding for those beefy black beers.

Jackie O’s Oil of Aphrodite Imperial Walnut Stout Recipe

Belgian candi syrup and PNW hops provide a sweet, rich springboard for the deep nuttiness of local black walnuts in this imperial stout.