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Toil and Trouble

Belgian Dubbel

OG: 17.705 FG: 3.966 ABV: 7.9% IBU: 31

7 minutes ago

Fruited Sour Base

by Reverence Barrel Work

OG: 11.265 FG: 0.980 ABV: 5.5% IBU: 0

13 minutes ago

Dirty Laundry IPA

American IPA by Cameron Hardie

OG: 1.049 FG: 1.012 ABV: 4.8% IBU: 0

23 minutes ago


American Pale Ale

OG: 1.056 FG: 1.010 ABV: 6.1% IBU: 38

27 minutes ago

Light dry malt with cascade

OG: 1.053 FG: 1.010 ABV: 5.6% IBU: 43

29 minutes ago

Brexit Clone?

Dark Mild

OG: 1.050 FG: 1.014 ABV: 4.7% IBU: 25

about 1 hour ago

Utility Room IPA

American IPA by Abster

OG: 1.064 FG: 1.014 ABV: 6.5% IBU: 62

about 1 hour ago


Munich Helles by Pablox

OG: 1.057 FG: 1.014 ABV: 5.6% IBU: 0

about 1 hour ago

Refreshing Caribbean IPA

American IPA by Altamira Brew

OG: 1.067 FG: 1.017 ABV: 6.6% IBU: 48

about 1 hour ago

Stock Ale

Old Ale by 3BirdBrewing

OG: 1.075 FG: 1.019 ABV: 7.4% IBU: 58

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