Category Archives: tastings

Beer Tasting: Session Stout

I’ve had this beer on tap for about a month; it has been really enjoyable! Session Stout The Basics 1.042 s.g., 1.012 f.g., 3.9% abv, 31 IBU, 42 SRM  Appearance Clear, black beer, with a fine tan head that is … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving IPA 2017: Recipe & Tasting

I wanted to have a nice IPA on-hand for Thanksgiving. So, I brewed up a recipe based on my Centennial IPA, first brewed last year. The base beer is a favorite of mine, so it seemed like an easy choice. … 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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Beer Tasting: Dark Helmet Schwarzbier

My schwarzbier has been kegged for over a month, and seems to be at its peak. Tasting time! Dark Helmet Schwarzbier The Basics 1.046 o.g., 1.014 f.g., 4.2% abv, 26 estimated IBU, 28 SRM Appearance Clear brown beer with a … Continue reading

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