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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 […]

How to make Pumpkin “Barleywine”

How to make Pumpkin “Barleywine”

Technically, it is still summer. But based on the beer shelves full of pumpkin beers, breweries would have us believe fall came weeks ago. Love it or hate it, pumpkin beer is here. It seems from twitter and other social media that people have some […]

Adventures in Home-brewed Fruit Beers

Adventures in Home-brewed Fruit Beers

With temps well into the eighties (and even nineties by us!), I think it’s safe to say it’s summer: the season for refreshing fruit beer!

Of course, fruit beers can be enjoyed year round, but I find that a nice light bodied, crisp beer with a little fruitiness just does the trick on those hot days. For those of you cringing, I’m not talking about Lemon Berry Shandy. I’m talking real, delicious fruit beers.

We’ve gone whole hog on the fruit beer front here in the LBLF househould. Recently we’ve brewed a Prickly Pear Mesquite Honey Wheat (try to say that ten times fast), and a Blackberry Belgian Stout. As you can see, we don’t exactly shy away from bold and crazy flavors. BOTH of these beers were the brain child of my husband – an unashamed fruit beer lover.

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A Tale of Two RyePA’s

A Tale of Two RyePA’s

We’ve been very busy little homebrewers of late, and it feels so right. I’ve been talking a lot about these RyePA (Rye IPA) beers we brewed on our friend Sean’s Electric Brewery system, remember that gorgeous system I told you about? Well, they’re all carbonated and […]

It’s Electric!

It’s Electric!

Homebrewers, take note. Today’s Beer Diary is all about our experience brewing a new set of beers (“RyePA Two Ways”) on the Electric Brewery. It is as awesome as it sounds. Boogie woogie woogie. Now that you’ve got The Electric Slide stuck in your head from now […]


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