Author Archives: Andy Farke

What’s Brewing? July / August 2021 Edition

These summer months have been busy with travel, which means not a lot of brewing (or homebrew sampling) has happened. Towards the end of August, I’m just starting to dip my toes back into the waters. Beer Batch Updates I … Continue reading

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Soda Syrup Recipes

Although beer brewing is the main focus of my beverage-based creativity, I also enjoy making non-alcoholic drink syrups. I’ve perfected a strawberry soda recipe I’m quite happy with, and also have a ginger beer syrup that works very well. I … Continue reading

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What’s Brewing? June 2021 Edition

My previous What’s Brewing post was cutting it close to the finish line for the end of the month, so I’m aiming to get this one done a bit more ahead of the curve. There has been a moderate amount … Continue reading

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Clonal Common 2021

I like a good steam beer (a.k.a. California common) every once in awhile, and I last made a batch back in 2015. I hadn’t thought it was that long ago, but my notes don’t lie! This year’s version was largely … Continue reading

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Easy Days Ale

My lighter-colored beers lately have been primarily lagers, but it is nice to switch this up from time to time. So, I decided to create an experimental ale recipe that hit the target of being sessionable, flavorful (with some malt … Continue reading

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