Author Archives: Andy Farke

Summer RyePA

My latest session IPA was a bit of a kitchen sink beer, but also one where I wanted to create a slightly more “traditional” northwest IPA. That means citrus and pine for the hops, and no fear of the crystal … Continue reading

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What’s Brewing? September 2020 Edition

The past month of brewing has been a bit scattershot, with various styles in progress and various styles on tap. I’ve not been bored, though! Beer Batch Updates Last weekend (September 5), I took the leap and fermented a batch … Continue reading

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Claremonter Weisse 2020

As summer and summer temperatures drag on here in southern California, I’m spending my brewing energy on light, flavorful, and refreshing beers. This often means lagers, but sometimes it’s nice to play on the sour side of the street. A … Continue reading

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Summer Helles

I’ve been trying to get out ahead of my lagering schedule, by having a few lagers in the pipeline at a time. A minor, but consistent, flaw in my lagers has been that they have a slight haze when first … Continue reading

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What’s Brewing? August 2020 Edition

The past month has been a fun one for brewing, with some kettle souring experiments and a bit of kegging. Pacing hasn’t been too frantic, and I’ve had some enjoyable warm evenings to slowly savor a glass on the patio. … Continue reading

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