• Beer Styles
  • Rice Lager Ale

    Like American-style Lagers, Japanese rice lagers are brewed with rice in addition to barley in the grain mix. Rice (like corn) provides fermentable sugars for the yeasts that produce alcohol, while keeping the beer light in color and body. The idea here is to help dry the beer out, not necessarily get the rice or corn flavor of it. […]

  • American IPA
  • Eis-IPA

    The story of an eisbock has a potential beginning, though seemingly steeped in legend. It is said that a German brewery worker in 1890 was ordered one winter evening to bring a batch of newly brewed Bock inside at the end of a long day. Tired and alone, he decided that leaving the beer outside for the night would do no harm. Returning to work the next day, the head brewer discovered that, after a particularly frigid night, the beer had frozen solid. […]

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

    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. […]