Category Archives: tastings

Bierstadt Pils Clone

It’s pils time again, as I continue my exploration of European lagers. The July/August 2018 issue of BYO magazine had a tasty looking clone recipe, for Bierstadt Lagerhaus’ Slow Pour Pils. Its simplicity was beautiful–pilsner malt, acidulated malt, Hallertau Mittelfrueh … Continue reading

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Centennial IPA

I’ve gotten bored with tropical fruity, citrusy, guava bomb IPAs; they’re fairly easy to nail at least half-way well, but come across as a bit one-note after awhile. I don’t have a huge interest in the hazy IPA trend, either–they’re … Continue reading

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Beer Tasting: Cerveza de Jamaica

I kegged this batch on 12 May 2018. It has been on tap for awhile now, and I’ve really been enjoying it. Better do a tasting before it’s all gone. Cerveza de Jamaica The Basics 1.048 s.g., 1.011 f.g., 4.8% … Continue reading

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Beer Tasting: Try Again Bohemian Pilsner

My recent version of a Bohemian pilsner has been on tap for a few weeks, and is at its peak for enjoyment. Today, I did a head-to-head with the classic flagship for the style, Pilsner Urquell. Try Again Bohemian Pilsner … Continue reading

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Blast from the Past: Gingerbread Winter Warmer 2016

Last night I pulled out a bottle of my 2016 Gingerbread Winter Warmer, and poured a snifter. Although I had kegged that beer way back in the day, I emptied the keg into a few bottles for extended aging. I … Continue reading

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