Recipe: OBK Irish Red Ale

An easy-drinking ale. Malt-focused with an initial sweetness and a roasted dryness in the finish. Minimal hop flavour lets the malt flavours shine through. Slight roastiness, toast and toffee are among the tastes and aromas of this brew. Mild bitterness. Source: Ontario Beer Kegs Beer Specifications Beer Name: OBK Irish Red Ale Beer Style: Red…

Beers #3 & #4: OBK West Coast IPA & OBK Witbier

After two rapid fire back-to-back brewing days I, with some help, had successfully brewed both the OBK West Coast IPA and the OBK Witbier. Recipes for these and others can be found here or by clicking the links on their names. Both brew days went really well and we even took a little bit of…

Brew Terminology: Alcohol

The term alcohol when applied to beer is really just a synonym for either ethyl alcohol or ethanol. Most craft beer styles range between 3.2% to 10% alcohol by volume (ABV), although some are even lower or higher than that.

New Tools Menu!

I’ve added a new menu item (see above) that includes a few links to other websites that I find really useful during my brew and bottling days! Hopefully you too will also find them useful.

Beer Tasting & Review Day #2: Irish Blonde Ale

I’m a little late on getting this post up but I just wouldn’t feel right if I didn’t mention how my Irish Blonde Ale turned out. The short answer: pretty darn good! This homebrew has received universal praise from everyone that’s tried it so far. It has a flavour first but smooth after taste, with…

Recipe: Irish Stout

Despite the rich, dark colour, Irish stout is one of the lightest and most sessionable beers on draft. Our Irish stout has a delicious coffee-like character from the roasted barley, and a gentle biscuity malt background from the Maris Otter. Flaked barley enhances the creamy mouthfeel. This beer finishes dry to keep you coming back…

Brew Terminology: Bottle Conditioning

Bottle conditioning is the process through which beer is naturally carbonated in the bottle as a result of fermentation. Usually this is accomplished by adding a priming sugar during the bottling process.