Category Archives: festbier

Holiday Festbier

I have always stereotyped lagers–especially those that are lighter in color–as beers best suited for warm weather. Lawnmower beer. That kind of thing. As my palate has expanded, though, I’ve decided that lighter lagers aren’t just for the summer. A … Continue reading

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Festbier Head-to-Head

I’ve been wanting to do a head-to-head comparison of my festbier versus commercial examples, and finally got the chance to do so tonight. My buddy Steve stopped by, and I poured out three sampler glasses for each of us. Steve … Continue reading

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Beer Tasting: Festivus Simplex

Tasting time! Tasting time! For this round, I’m evaluating my festbier. The Basics 1.056 o.g., 1.014 f.g., 5.5% abv, 21 estimated IBU, 6 SRM  Appearance Burnished gold and quite clear, with a thick white head that is quite persistant. Very … 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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