Scientists believe that the first alcoholic beverage ever made was a combination of honey, and perhaps grains, that wild yeast and bacteria fermented spontaneously. Someone along the way decided to drink said beverage and voila! This honey wine/ beer mashup was nothing akin to our modern understanding of mead […]
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 […]
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 versions of stouts. You’ve got your sweet stout, milk stout (a sub style of sweet stout which is brewed with lactose sugar ), oatmeal stout, American stout, foreign extra stout and of course the big boozy delight that is Russian imperial stout. And those are just the BJCP recognized varieties. There are truly endless options. If you’re crazy like us, you can also make spiced stouts like our “Chai Latte Milk Stout,” or a delicious fruit stout like our award winning blackberry stout we call “the Bearded Lady.”
All are great, but on an average day, nothing is more satisfying than a simple, dry Irish stout.
Dry stouts are more drinkable than your hoppier, boozier stouts – a true session ale. At around 4.5 – 5% abv you can sip on a few of these and remain a totally reasonable person. (more…)
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 […]
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 […]