Author Archives: Andy Farke

Dark Mild 2021

As part of a general interest in brewing session beers, I recently tried my hand at a dark mild. Thanks to Ron Pattinson’s excellent work on historic English brewing, I’ve learned that the original dark milds were in fact beyond … Continue reading

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2022’s Brew Year’s Resolutions

Once again, it’s time to look ahead to the new year of brewing. What would I like to achieve in 2022? Session Beers I’ve always had session-strength beers as a regular part of my brewing rotation, and have had some … Continue reading

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Follow-Up: 2021’s Brew Year’s Resolutions

I made a few brewing goals for 2021, and with the turning of the calendar page, it’s time to assess the damage (or progress). Kveik. I set a goal to brew more with kveik, and did get two batches in … Continue reading

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2021’s Homebrew Highlights

This was a big year for my brewing, even if I had busy stretches with minimal time. As I enter the last few minutes of 2021, here are my thoughts looking back… Favorite Batch This was a tough one to … Continue reading

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Winter Dream Ale

I often make a special, small-batch beer for Christmas, something that’s rich and high alcohol and perfect for cold (southern California) evenings next to the fire. For the 2021 edition, I threw together a Belgian-style winter warmer. I wanted a … Continue reading

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