Author Archives: Dan Bies

Ebenezer’s Elation

Combining gingerbread inspired spices and a malty sweetness, this spiced ale should fill the grumpiest of humbugging Scrooges with holiday elation.

Type: Ale

Style: Other Ale

Batch Size: 5 gallons

Recipe Type: All grain

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Frostbite White IPA

A winter seasonal style that emerged from IPA, the most popular craft beer style in the US. It uses a combination that takes the grain bill of Belgian Witbier, but utilizes American hops. The wheat base stands up well against the citrus … [More]

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Give Thanks and Brew a Fall Ale

This amber/brown Belgian-inspired ale has a distinctly nutty, biscuity warmth perfect for cooler weather.

Type: Ale

Style: Mild / Red / Brown Ales

Batch Size: 5 gallons

Recipe Type: Extract with grain

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Recipe of the Week: Grain Hoarder Porter

Robust porter is a beautifully broad style, allowing numerous types of malt, yeast and hops. The interpretation below focuses on English varieties of hops and yeast, creating a wonderful traditional representation utilizing 5 pounds of 5 varieties of malt, hence the name.

Type: Ale

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Malt of the Month: Goldpils® Vienna – Recipe for American-Style Märzen

The early 1800’s started a new era for the way malts were cooked and dried. Newly designed equipment started using indirect heat, allowing maltsters to control the temperature throughout the malting process. During this time,… [More]

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