Session IPA isn't just a question of reducing the gravity (although that's one way to go, and we will be): it's a question of generating a lot of flavor from hops and finding light ways to balance those flavors.
Foreign Extra Stout isn’t a complicated style. However, it is a distinct style, and missing the mark on any one of several flavor characteristics will unavoidably drag it out of its home in category 16D and into one of the other stout styles.
This New England–style IPA from Maplewood Brewery and Distillery in Chicago, Illinois, is a local favorite.
It's hop-forward, like most IPAs, but it makes use of its grist in a more obvious and substantial way than traditional IPAs. Rye is an excellent brewing grain that you should probably be using more of in general.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 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