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Make Your Best Pre-Prohibition Porter

Pre-Prohibition Porter is described in the guidelines as being like a less-hoppy American Porter and a less-caramelly English Porter.

“Baroness von Rycknell” Flanders Red Recipe

A classic Flanders Red Ale is a riot of flavors, from rich fruity notes of black currant and plum and berries, to bright acidity and dark funk, and even a raw-grain-and-biscuit malt background

Make Your Best Oud Bruin

This is a good starter sour for those looking to move away from beginner styles but don’t yet have a lot of confidence or experience. It's also a style that advanced brewers can have a lot of fun with and really dial in to their personal preferences.

Make Your Best Pale Kellerbier

Kellerbier is functionally similar to British pale ales in that it was/is often cask-conditioned and served young and unfiltered, often with very low carbonation.

“Grosser Weizen” Wheatwine Recipe

Wheatwine is a higher-alcohol beer with a significant contribution of flavor and texture from malted wheat. It also allows for “mild” hops character, and we’ll pair some classic American citrus and Continental floral notes.

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.

Make Your Best Belgian Golden Strong Ale

From a style perspective, though, it can be tough to differentiate because it bears some superficial and structural similarities to Belgian Tripel.

Make Your Best Australian Sparkling Ale

Australian sparkling ales needed a little something to brighten them up, and along it came: fun, funky, “Down Under” hops. With some creative hopping, these are worth your time.

Make Your Best Brown Biere de Garde

The guidelines tell us that as Bieres de Garde move toward the darker end of the spectrum, the malt complexity and intensity increase, and hops receded.

Make Your Best Amber Biere de Garde

Biere de Garde (BdG) enjoys more flexibility than most, as a style. Not only do the component style descriptors give ranges (as they do for most styles), it also allows for three distinct (uncredited) substyles based on color: blonde, amber, and brown.