Category Archives: festbier

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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