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Make Your Best Gratzer

This is a beer you should know how to brew, and the good news is that it's pleasantly simple to brew and sessionably wonderful to drink.

Make Your Best Gose

Once nearly extinct, both American and German breweries have saved this beer style, which can now be found on any number of tap lists and shelves. That's a wonderful thing, because it can be a fantastic beer.

Make Your Best Rye IPA

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.

A Primer on Descriptions when Entering Beer Competitions

Some brewing isn't really about entering competitions and winning awards but submitting your beer for the anonymous evaluation that competitions offer is usually a sound idea. But if you're going to enter, you might as well try to win. Here's some tips.

Make Your Best Doppelsticke Altbier

Doppelsticke, as its name implies, is a "doubled" version of the Sticke, making it something akin to a German Barleywine.

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.

'Alaskan Red' Red IPA Beer Recipe

This recipe will serve you well as a faithful Red IPA that avoids the pitfalls of the style while amplifying its virtues.

Make Your Best Pale Mild

Hard to find, historic origins, easy to drink, and straightforward to brew: sounds like a perfect homebrewing style.

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.