Author Archives: Andy Farke

Beer Tasting: Dark Helmet Schwarzbier

My schwarzbier has been kegged for over a month, and seems to be at its peak. Tasting time! Dark Helmet Schwarzbier The Basics 1.046 o.g., 1.014 f.g., 4.2% abv, 26 estimated IBU, 28 SRM Appearance Clear brown beer with a … Continue reading

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Peach IPA

This is a recipe I’ve been wanting to try for quite awhile…fruit beers intrigue me, and a well executed fruit IPA can be exquisite. This particular recipe is modified from the Peach IPA recipe by Mitch Steele in the March/April … Continue reading

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Beer Tasting: Countdown IPA

This recipe isn’t my best IPA, but it’s a pretty darned good IPA. The Basics 1.064 o.g., 1.011 f.g., 7.1% abv, 68 estimated IBU, 9 SRM  Appearance Light copper color with a slight haze, pouring with a dense white head … Continue reading

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Festivus Simplex

Time for another lager! I’ve been doing a decent number of fairly simple and light German and Bohemian style lagers; with the changing seasons, why not try something more fall-appropriate? I put together a “simple” recipe that is in the … Continue reading

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Citra Blonde Ale 1.1

I desperately needed to get my taps fully filled before a new baby arrived (I was down to only two armed and operational faucets, and one of those was ready to give out at any moment!). I had a schwarzbier … Continue reading

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