Homebrewers have a particular affection and appreciation for dark beers. Often considered too harsh, bitter and assertive by the timid or uninitiated, they are just as often agreeable, even mellow. The proper use of roasted grain and malt makes them possible, and in some cases they are fairly defined, or even dominated by these emphatic... View Article
Brewing Instructions - Full Pints March 1, 2011 - K. Florian Klemp
Brewing Instructions - Full Pints - Recipes January 1, 2011 - K. Florian Klemp
Brewing Our Own American microbrewers have done more than their share in the past 30 years to enrich and enliven the brewing tapestry. They have reintroduced literally all of the traditional styles, put a unique Yankee twist on some of them and even invented a few of their own.
Brewing Instructions - Full Pints - Recipes November 1, 2010 - K. Florian Klemp
As the season turns, so does the weather, and of course, so do our beer preferences. For some, wintry brewery offerings make the long, cold months tolerable. Brewers design them as a means to capture the season with a warming and more formidable character, or with a bit of panache to pair with the fare... View Article
Brewing Instructions - Full Pints - Recipes September 1, 2010 - K. Florian Klemp
Experimentation is much of the appeal of brewing, and methods of integrating alternative ingredients such as spices or assorted sugars into a recipe are fairly clear cut. Unmalted grains, on the other hand, are a bit more complicated, and are essentially useless handled incorrectly.