The Experimental IPA

One can see where the foam was at the top of the mug before settling down into a manageable head.

Bryce has wanted an IPA for a long time and we have tried on multiple occasions. On these other occasions we have failed and created pale ales that were not of the India stature. This last time we tried, though, we knocked it out of the park. Well, not really. It’s really bitter though. Leo… Continue reading The Experimental IPA

The Voltron Ale

The Voltron in low light

Leo, Bryce and I are products of the late 80s and early 90s. When we were born has informed both our choices in diction and our nomenclature decisions, aka, references. The banality of evil is certainly, to a degree and extent, borne out of the History Channel of our childhood’s and its devotion to World… Continue reading The Voltron Ale

An Experiment in Cider Yeasts

Four 4-gallons and a 5-gallon, beginning to ferment.

One of our local homebrew stores was having a sale on yeasts a month, or maybe longer, ago. The yeasts were about to go out of date so they were marked down and low and behold, they were not many common yeasts. In fact, they were all White Labs vials, four of them to be… Continue reading An Experiment in Cider Yeasts

Apfelwein #1 Racked on Blackberries

We had blackberries, frozen, on hand. Apparently, much like the Python’s elderberries, they do not go well. Unlike our raspberry┬áconcoctions, the blackberry cider didn’t taste very good. It was always good enough to be drunk, but no more. We argued over who had to drink it. The label’s nice though. Just, we don’t make it… Continue reading Apfelwein #1 Racked on Blackberries

Red Belgian # 1 (I Think We’re Screwed)

Not to say that we’re totally screwed, but, we may very well be. You see, it was a long night of brewing, marked by blunders. It started with a good dinner —┬ávegetarian┬áred curry. It was good. We started brewing by boiling 3.5 gallons (we thought it was only 3.) We boiled it all in the… Continue reading Red Belgian # 1 (I Think We’re Screwed)

Stout #1

After having succesefly brewed our first beer, a “basic dark” and both wanting to move on to a greater challenge and something with a more complex flavor, we decided to brew a stout. And brew a stout we did! “If we’re bottling when the sun’s setting, meaning its beaming directly at the beer, isn’t that… Continue reading Stout #1