• Beer Styles
  • Adjective Stout 2018 (Mexican Hot Chocolate)

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    Ah yes, the annual adjective stout, aptly named due to there being a few adjectives before the word stout. This all started back in 2014, each year (2015, 2016, 2017 ) making a different one. This year’s adjectives are as follows: Jalapeño, cocoa tea, bourbon soaked in cocoa tea, cocoa nibs, vanilla bean, milk (lactose), and cinnamon…which is condensed in into what I am calling the Mexican hot chocolate stout. […]

  • American IPA
  • Extreme Mash Hopped IPA

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    The mash hop has been around for a while. This is a technique used to hop in the mash to enhance the hop flavor in beer. While I have never actually done it myself, there has been dispute on how much flavor or bitterness it actually imparts. But what if it was pushed to the extreme? […]

  • Hoppy
  • 100% Rye IPA (My First BIAB)

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    Over 7 years of homebrewing and not one brew in a bag under my belt. This method is generally considered the next step up from extract brewing, though some just never go away from it either. The main reason is it’s easy and cuts the brew day time down by a lot. […]

  • Brut IPA
  • Brut IPA

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    Brut IPA is not a style. Though like the hazy IPA, it has grown into an unofficial style. Also like the hazy IPA, certain things need to happen in order for it come to fruition. The core of the brut IPA is that sugars in it need to end low…like, brut sparkling wine low. […]