Homebrew Recipe: International India Black Lager

This recipe appears in Michael Dawson’s book, “Mashmaker: A Citizen-Brewer’s Guide to Making Great Beer at Home.” Learn more at mashmakerbook.com. Attempting to mansplain the stylistic DNA and categorical waypoints of this month’s homebrew project will look to some (many?) like an exercise in cerevisiphilic insufferability: it’s a black version of a pale hoppy ale that … [ Read more]

Homebrew Recipe: Minnesota Weisse

This recipe appears in Michael Dawson’s book, “Mashmaker: A Citizen-Brewer’s Guide to Making Great Beer at Home.” Learn more at mashmakerbook.com. This month, citizens, we’re going to revisit our kettle-souring regimen for a beer inspired by Florida weisse—a riff on Berliner weisse that nontraditionally incorporates fruit (specifically local/tropical types like guava, passionfruit, and dragon fruit) … [ Read more]

Homebrew Recipe: Pequod Session IPA

This recipe appears in Michael Dawson’s book, “Mashmaker: A Citizen-Brewer’s Guide to Making Great Beer at Home.” Learn more at mashmakerbook.com. Session IPA. Say what you will about endless variations on an already ubiquitous style, but this beer is an anti-whale. It doesn’t age or travel well. It’s not for cellaring or note-taking or dissection. … [ Read more]

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Homebrew Recipe: Thunder Dragon Belgo-Bhutanese Blonde

This recipe appears in Michael Dawson’s book, “Mashmaker: A Citizen-Brewer’s Guide to Making Great Beer at Home.” Learn more at mashmakerbook.com. In keeping with this month’s cosmopolitan theme, we’re going to bash together some disparate elements to make a global whole. Using a Belgian blonde ale for the superstructure, we’ll mix in the nontraditional adjunct … [ Read more]

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Homebrew Recipe: Helladoppel Pale Bock

This recipe appears in Michael Dawson’s book, “Mashmaker: A Citizen-Brewer’s Guide to Making Great Beer at Home.” Learn more at mashmakerbook.com. Pale doppelbock. We’re going to do this. Because I love comparative beer analogies, picture the pale bock as a traditional dark doppelbock without the raisiny, fruity, toffee, cafe au lait character, or as an … [ Read more]

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Homebrew Recipe: Hopbursted Brett Session IPA

This recipe appears in Michael Dawson’s book, “Mashmaker: A Citizen-Brewer’s Guide to Making Great Beer at Home.” Learn more at mashmakerbook.com. Hopbursted Brett Session IPA: this month, we will be just a bourbon barrel short of hitting all the buzzwords. Our project will be to twist a very hoppy, low alcohol, and easy-drinking ale with … [ Read more]

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Homebrew Recipe: Neck Tat That Says “Evil” Black IPA

Illustration by David Witt This recipe appears in Michael Dawson’s book, “Mashmaker: A Citizen-Brewer’s Guide to Making Great Beer at Home.” Learn more at mashmakerbook.com. At a recent brewing conference I attended I sat next to a guy with a neck tattoo that was simply the word “evil.” At least I think that’s what it … [ Read more]

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Homebrew Recipe: Maple 80 Shilling Presented by The Wedge Community Co-op

By Kyle Sisco and Shannon Pierce Photos courtesy of The Wedge Community Co-op Scottish Ales are known for their malty flavor, with beers ranging from easy-drinking, light bodied 2.5% Scottish Light 60 Shilling to the robust 10% Strong Scotch Ale. While Scottish Ales are not the most popular style among craft beer drinkers today, names … [ Read more]

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