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All Grain Recipe

Make Your Best: Classic Style Smoked Beer

Smoked malts can be touchy to work with. For one thing, not every batch of smoked malt is identical, even when comprised of the same grain and smoked with the same wood. Dive into this specialty grain with our homebrewing columnist to learn more.

Scottish-Style 80- Shilling Ale Recipe

The Scottish 80, also called an “export” by the BJCP guidelines, is a strong ale by Scottish standards. The export name means that this is an ale with a higher alcohol content (3.9 to 4.9 percent) that was intended to survive trans-Atlantic voyages.

Make Your Best German Leichtbier

Our homebrewing columnist, Josh Weikert, offers this recipe for a beer that is low-alcohol, delicate, and lightly flavored. Rather than being an American mass-produced lager it is, instead, a modern take on a traditional German style

Make Your Best: British Golden Ale

This light, bright ale may become one of your springtime favorites after a few renditions, and columnist Josh Weikert says he'd take it over most any of the soon-to-hit-the-shelves Spring or Summer Ales found stateside.

Trillium's Dialed-In IPA with Wine-Grape Must Recipe

This double IPA recipe from Trillium Cofounder J.C. Tetrault marries wine-grape must (juice pressed from the skins, seeds, and stems of wine grapes) with complementary hops notes from Southern Hemisphere hops.

Sonoma Pride IPA Recipe

Sonoma Pride is a high-ABV, high-body, and high-aroma IPA brewed just once for Sonoma and Napa county charities after the 2017 wildfires. Please consider donating to the charity set up by Russian River Brewing & The King Ridge Foundation at sonomapride.com

Make Your Best Czech Amber Lager

Start working this one into your autumn or late-winter lineup (I like it as a “welcome to spring” beer), and I think you’ll find yourself with a new favorite sessionable lager.

Bonn Place Brewing Mr. Harry’s Pig Tale Extra Pale Recipe

From Sam Masotto at Bonn Place Brewing, this isn't an IPA because it’s not fully English, but it is a nice hybrid, “strong,” hoppy pale ale! A blend of New World hops and English malt and yeast brewed in the traditional English style, single-infusion mash.

Make Your Best American IPA

There are so many versions, varieties, and approaches here that it would be arrogant to claim this will be your best American IPA, but it’s at least a very, very good one that has held up well to the test of time.

Band of Bohemia Guava Pink Peppercorn Rye Recipe

Interested in brewing a beer with pink peppercorn? Michael Carroll of Band of Bohemia, in Chicago, has you covered. This recipe is especially nice when your winter could use a bit of warmth.