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Speidal pale ale

American Light Lager by RobA

OG: 1.052 FG: 1.013 ABV: 5.1% IBU: 0

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Sully Belgian Pale Ale

Belgian Pale Ale by davidsullivan

OG: 1.050 FG: 1.012 ABV: 4.9% IBU: 26

30 minutes ago

Single Malt

American Light Lager

OG: 1.101 FG: 1.019 ABV: 10.8% IBU: 0

about 1 hour ago

Sorachi Saison


OG: 1.093 FG: 1.015 ABV: 10.3% IBU: 75

about 1 hour ago

Tropic King


OG: 1.075 FG: 1.014 ABV: 8.1% IBU: 33

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American Porter by Rokeby

OG: 1.066 FG: 1.017 ABV: 6.4% IBU: 25

2 hours ago

Castillo Belgian IPA 60L

Specialty IPA: Belgian IPA by IPAul

OG: 1.066 FG: 1.011 ABV: 7.2% IBU: 108

2 hours ago


Traditional Bock by Supersand82

OG: 1.071 FG: 1.019 ABV: 6.8% IBU: 21

3 hours ago

LC Rogers Cone 5.7% ABV

American Amber Ale by Quinny

OG: 1.054 FG: 1.010 ABV: 5.7% IBU: 25

3 hours ago

Fruit blonde ale

Blonde Ale

OG: 1.052 FG: 1.011 ABV: 5.4% IBU: 22

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