There is a distinct challenge in brewing gose: salt. Working with salt introduces higher stakes. Aim too high, and you end up with an undrinkable salt bomb. Too low, and you can’t register the salt at all. This recipe will get you right in the ballpark.
The White IPA functionally updates a classic style in a way that emphasizes the regional particulars of the original beer while incorporating updated ingredients.
It’s time to consider the evolution of Trappist beers in the New World. As the American craft-beer movement engages with and develops Trappist styles, it is also keeping some Trappist brewing traditions alive.
Candi sugars are at once an underused and an overused ingredient. Let's dive into the specific function candi sugars can play in beer.
Lagers can be every bit as intense as ales. Let's explore the world of intense lagers and discusses both style and production characteristics that will have you dazzling your friends’ palates in no time.
The keyword today is balance. In whichever style you choose to smoke up, the smoke character should more or less equal in magnitude the strongest flavor in the profile and should complement and enhance the flavors present.
Juicy doesn’t have to mean hazy. It’s time to call a truce by ramping up the juiciness of the style without resorting to murk-inducing techniques designed to send a visual signal of “juicy.”
In this final installment of MYB, Josh Weikert outlines the keys to brewing any and every beer style well.
Josh Weikert—contributing editor and columnist for Craft Beer and Brewing Magazine®, the author of the Beer: Simple blog, and a BJCP Grand Master—offers some of his top picks and beer experiences from the past year.
Suffice to say, the beers in the experimental style (like this one) get a little weird. Not only are there no limits or guidelines, if there were, the beer wouldn’t be entered in this style. Swing for the fences.