Category Archives: amber ale

Beer Tasting: Hell Creek Amber Ale 1.1

The keg is gone barely a week for my wild hop amber ale, so it’s better late than never in posting this review. Also, I bottled up a few of these and enjoyed sharing them with some folks at Homebrew … Continue reading

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Big Batch Update: Saison, Amber Ale, Pilsner

There’s lots to report with kegging and fermentation for a few recent batches. So, here’s what’s new: Thumbspike Saison 2.0 This might have had the quickest turn-around on any kegged beer I’ve ever done! I brewed the beer on 12 … Continue reading

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Hell Creek Amber Ale 1.1

What? It’s time for another batch of my Hell Creek Amber Ale? Count me in! The latest version–incorporating wild hops that grew directly out of the world famous Hell Creek Formation (home to T. rex and Triceratops)–is only slightly modified based on … Continue reading

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Beer Tasting: Hell Creek Amber Ale

My Hell Creek Amber Ale–a first attempt at incorporating wild hops into a recipe–just kicked. Thankfully, I got a tasting in before the keg was totally drained. The Basics Original gravity = 1.060; final gravity = 1.014; abv = 6.1%; … Continue reading

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Hell Creek Amber Ale

Gimmick beers can be a fun way to liven up familiar styles, especially when there is a good pun involved. A friend recently located some wild (or more likely, feral) hops growing on an old homestead in eastern Montana. This … Continue reading

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