Homebrewing | Craft Beer & Brewing


Brewing With Sugary Adjuncts

The right ingredients, added the right way, can be the difference between a successful pastry beer and a hot mess.

Brewing with All Kinds of Sugar

When it comes to adding sugar to your beer there are pitfalls to avoid, and lots of wonderful, complex flavors to gain.

Make Your Best Belgian Dark Strong Ale

These “smooth and dangerous” beers (to quote the BJCP guidelines) are some of the best-drinking and most enjoyable beers you’ll ever drink, and they can be surprisingly easy to make if you build a good recipe and adhere to some basic brewing practices.

Homebrewing with Homegrown Hops

Growing your own hops is relatively easy. The bines grow quickly through the season, and it won’t take long before it’s time to harvest.

Dreams vs Reality

Our homebrewing columnist talks about what it would be like to have his dream system, and if it would truly make him happy.

What's In Your Brewing Toolbox?

With more control over our brewing session, we’re better prepared to deal with the unexpected. That control comes from planning and organization.

Brewer vs Nature (Part 3)

Rain? Wind? If you do face down the adversity of nature’s challenges on an outdoor homebrew day, remember to reward yourself for your efforts. Jester Goldman recommends a refreshing homebrew.

Make Your Best: Biere de Garde

The Biere de Garde was once described to the author as the "King of the Belgian and French styles."

Brewer vs Nature (Part 2)

Whether it’s the dry heat of the desert or swampland humidity, many brewers are forced to give up on the hobby for the summertime. Our resident homebrew columnist, Jester Goldman, has some solutions that will keep you in beer year round.

Brewer Vs. Nature (Part 1)

Our columnist Jester Goldman has some tips on how you can make the most out of homebrewing as the temperatures drops.