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Rodney's Old Peculiar

Old Ale by roddog

OG: 1.077 FG: 1.020 ABV: 7.6% IBU: 68

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Viscous Ginger Cider

Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer

OG: 1.055 FG: 1.000 ABV: 7.2% IBU: 0

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Specialty IPA: New England IPA

OG: 1.059 FG: 1.007 ABV: 6.8% IBU: 92

22 minutes ago

Brut Force

American IPA by ATchami

OG: 12.566 FG: 0.337 ABV: 6.5% IBU: 35

30 minutes ago

House Pale

American Pale Ale

OG: 1.060 FG: 1.012 ABV: 6.4% IBU: 63

42 minutes ago

Stout #1

Oatmeal Stout

OG: 1.051 FG: 1.011 ABV: 5.2% IBU: 51

about 1 hour ago

Imperial Dopple Staggered

American Light Lager by thedrsriley

OG: 1.198 FG: 1.017 ABV: 23.8% IBU: 49

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Brown Ale

American Brown Ale

OG: 1.051 FG: 1.012 ABV: 5.1% IBU: 37

about 1 hour ago

NZ Pilsner

American Light Lager

OG: 1.052 FG: 1.013 ABV: 5.2% IBU: 13

about 1 hour ago


American IPA by bighitterstone

OG: 1.053 FG: 1.010 ABV: 5.7% IBU: 27

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