Sierra Nevada asked the brewing community for help, and more than 1,000 breweries stood up. A special IPA is coming to taps near you soon to help victims of the California wild fires, and you can brew the recipe at home.
This “West Coast Pilsner” captures the crispness of a Pilsner with the hops of a West Coast IPA.
Some specialty categories seem frivolous or unnecessary, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find uses for them in particular circumstances. So it was with my Light Altbier, and the resulting beer is a fun year-round lighter-bodied but fully-flavored option.
This recipe uses wheat, flaked rice, and flaked oats. All hops are added after the boil for awesome aroma without the bitterness. He uses Galaxy, Citra, Hallertau Blanc, and Azacca for white-wine notes, gooseberry, tangerine, and guava.
This is an "Americanized" version of an existing style in the colonial sense – brewed using what was available in early America – rather than in the “extreme” sense, as we see with many other styles.
Afterthought Brewing Company’s Saison Meer: Dandelion is a blonde mixed-fermentation saison brewed with dandelions and Midwestern ingredients and aged in oak.
If you brew with oats because you’ve accepted this as common knowledge but have never actually experimented with it yourself, then this recipe will be especially edifying.
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.
The robust porter (sometimes called American porter) because it can showcase almost any set of flavors you want. Brew one up now, and it’ll be perfect for your winter social events!
Here’s the recipe for what would later be scaled up to become Dark Star, which would then become Rusty Nail, from Fremont Brewing in Seattle, Washington.