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Porter vs. Stout: Really, what is the difference?

Porter vs. Stout: Really, what is the difference?

‘What exactly is the difference between stout and porter?’ someone  recently asked me. As I opened my mouth to explain, I realized that the answer is not as cut and dry as you might think. While there are many varieties of so-called ‘dark beer’ such […]

“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 ecstatic. Though we’ve been brewing beer for about 7 years, we’ve only just started entering competitions.  What makes the win all the sweeter is now that I’ve actually judged in a competition, I know how intense and critical our BJCP folks are.

Blackberry Belgian Stout

Even before winning the award, we knew this beer was pretty special. We first brewed it in the summer of 2012. We liked it so much, it became a household seasonal. Since then, we’ve had special requests for it from friends, acquaintances, and near-strangers too. (more…)

February favorites and a fantastic Framboise recipe

February favorites and a fantastic Framboise recipe

Whoa alliteration. OK, this is gonna be kind of a monthly fave “Beer Diary” meets Monday food recipe, meets “Travel Edition” post mashup. You know how much I love a good mashup. I mean who doesn’t? Guacamole – Mango Salsa, #AmIRight?


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