Brewing Techniques and Advice
Make Your Best Festbier
Festbier, the beer actually served at Munich’s Oktoberfest, is related to Oktoberfest but a definitely distinct style. It’s a pale lager with a clear Pilsner malt biscuit bent, with some additional toasted malt flavors in support. Here’s how to brew one.
Make Your Best Bohemian Pilsner
Bohemian Pilsner has a restrained fermentation character and a clean but complex biscuity maltiness with an absolute avalanche of hops without harsh bitterness. Brewing one is easier and harder than people think. Here’s how.
Make Your Best India Pale Lager
For Josh Weikert, IPL is really about making sure the “L” part (lager) is getting its due, so here, he dives in with the goal of making something that’s clearly a lager but also features hops in a way that doesn’t overwhelm the palate or the grist.