Homebrewing an Avg. Perfect Northeast IPA (NEIPA)

New England IPAs (or NEIPA for short) has been a style of beer that has really taken off in recent years. It’s a bit cliche but it seems like every homebrewer under the sun has been trying to perfect this style. So why not me? To be honest the biggest thing holding me back so…

Homebrewing a Summer “Leftover” Ale II

About once a year I take stock of all of the left over ingredients I have from the beers that I’ve been making and try to put together a nice simple summer ale. This beer is always different and forces me to try and be creative and to try combinations that I wouldn’t have otherwise…

Homebrewing a Berliner Weisse Sour

I’ve been homebrewing for a little over 2 years now and I figured it was finally time to attempt my first sour beer! After searching the web for a good recipe I ended up just taking what I thought made sense from a few different ones and putting together my own. Beer Specifications Beer Name:…

Recipe: Avg. Perfect Northeast IPA (NEIPA)

A take on the very popular New England India Pale Ale, this Northeast IPA received very high praise on the community recipe page over at Brewer’s Friend. Source: Kevin Quinn – (Beer Advocate Crowd-Sourced Recipe) via Brewer’s Friend Beer Specifications Beer Name: Avg. Perfect Northeast IPA Beer Style: NEIPA Recipe Type: All Grain Pre-Boil Volume:…

Recipe: Summer “Leftover” Ale II

As a homebrew you sometimes end up with bits of left over ingredients that you just can’t seem to find a use for. When this happens to me I like to throw it all together a make a simple summer “leftover” ale. This is the second time I’ve done this (the first can be found…

Homebrewing an OBK Hefeweizen

Even though it’s not quite the fall just yet, I was in the mood to have a nice easily drinkable wheat beer at the ready and so I brewed up a Hefeweizen based on a recipe from Ontario Beer Kegs. Recipe Source: Ontario Beer Kegs Beer Specifications Beer Name: OBK Hefeweizen Beer Style: Hefeweizen Recipe…

Recipe: Berliner Weisse Sour

This recipe is a combination of numerous recipes online but essentially is just a classic Berliner Weisse grain bill with a few tweaks to match the ingredients I had at hand. I can’t speak to how it tastes because I haven’t brewed it yet :). Beer Specifications Beer Name: Berliner Weisse Sour Beer Style: Berliner…

Homebrewing a SFBC – Lando Saison

It’s summer time and with temperatures that approach (or at the very least are in the “feels like” range of) 40°C/104°F what better beer is there to make then the classic Saison? Recipe Source: Short Finger Brewing Co. Beer Specifications Beer Name: SFBC – Lando Saison Beer Style: Saison Recipe Type: All Grain Pre-Boil Volume:…

Recipe: OBK Hefeweizen

A pale, spicy and fruity wheat-based ale that’s light and refreshing. Notes of clove and banana stand out from the wheat ale yeast. Hop character is kept at a minimum to allow the grain, bread and straw flavour of the malt to shine through. A well rounded beer with a dry finish with lots of…

Recipe: SFBC – Lando Saison

Lando is a regularly brewed Saison on the SFBC system. Low alcohol, light dry body, moderate fruity esters depending on temperature you choose to ferment at. There is a slight hoppy note with an apparent bitterness that balances the beer. The version that Rob brews is barrel aged and blended but the original base recipe…