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Beer Brewing DIY

Slaapdronken, a Chamomile Tripel

Slaapdronken, a Chamomile Tripel

Hubs and I have had so little time to brew lately it is embarrassing. We’ve been traveling, juggling crazy schedules, and I’ve been running around helping with private beer tastings, teaching my Beer Ed class and cooking up a storm, of course. In addition to all that great […]

“Emerald,” Dry Irish Stout Recipe

“Emerald,” Dry Irish Stout Recipe

Despite all the crazy homebrew recipes I tell you about, I’ve actually been making an effort over the last year to come back to basics a bit. This stout recipe is a delicious outcome of that goal: simple and lovely. There are lots of different […]

“The Bearded Lady,” Award winning blackberry stout recipe

“The Bearded Lady,” Award winning blackberry stout recipe

As some of you already know, we got some very exciting news last weekend – our blackberry Belgian stout, “The Bearded Lady” won a GOLD MEDAL in the “All American Homebrew Competition,”  a BJCP sanctioned contest hosted by the Cincinnati Malt Infusers. Obviously, we are […]

The making of Amour, a French Saison (and Saider!)

The making of Amour, a French Saison (and Saider!)

I haven’t been talking much about our homebrew adventures of late, but that’s not for lack of activity, just standard life craziness. So let’s update! All the way back in November I was asked to participate in the first ever CannonBLOG Event at Fifty West […]

Funky, Farmhouse Saison

Funky, Farmhouse Saison

Saison is one of those wonderfully complex beers that puts even the most delicious white wines to shame.  The fruity, somewhat spicy aroma, the crisp dry palate with even more fruit and spice and sometimes funky finish – what’s not to love? Lately, I have […]