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2015 BJCP Style Guidelines Now Live on Brewer’s Friend

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

We're pleased to announce that we now have support for the 2015 BJCP style guidelines on Brewer's Friend starting today.  Here is the set of styles that's included in the update: http://www.bjcp.org/docs/2015_Guidelines_Beer.pdf   Since the styles are quite different from the previous set, we decided it would be best to not automatically modify ...

Brewer’s Friend Recipe of the Week!

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

We're starting a new feature here at Brewer's Friend, Recipe of the Week! This is going to be based on views so only public recipes will be considered. If your recipe is selected as the week's top recipe you will receive 1 year of supporting membership here on Brewer's Friend! We’re ...

Unibroue Yeast – Available as Wyeast 3864 Belgian/Canadian Yeast

Friday, December 7th, 2012

Currently on special release in Q4 of 2012, Wyeast 3864 Belgian/Canadian Yeast comes from a brewery called Unibroue in Canada, and has some distinctive Belgian like properties you might be interested in. Discovering Unibroue: Years before I began to homebrew, we took a trip to Canada. It was a wonderful experience, and ...

Wildflower Wheat Tasting Notes

Friday, September 7th, 2012

I wanted to follow up with some tasting notes on this recipe and blog post. Here’s a photo of a pint - note that the head had fallen in the time it took to pour from my keezer, bring the glass up from the basement, set it down, and snap ...

Homebrew Summer Shandy

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

For a refreshing twist on home brew, try something called a shandy - beer mixed with lemonade, ginger ale, etc. It has been a blistering summer where we live. I was over at a friend’s house recently. She pulled out a Leinenkugel Summer Shandy out of the fridge and poured me one. ...

Black Ale as a Beer Category

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Black IPA, Cascadian Dark Ale, Black Ale, whatever you want to call it, the people want it!   Damn that looks delicious!  Rather... it WAS delicious as I drank it after taking the pictures. Currently Black IPAs, CDAs, Black Ales, Dark IPAs, whatever you want to call them, are categorized under BJCP category ...

Scottish Light BJCP 9A

Saturday, November 6th, 2010

A friend of Brewer's Friend, Niall, wrote in from Edinburgh Scotland about what a real Scottish Light (style BJCP 9A) should look like: Niall: "Hi, I noticed you feature Scottish Light (60/-) on your colour chart (https://www.brewersfriend.com/2009/02/28/beer-styles-srm-color-chart/), but that it's shown in the same colour range as 70/- and 80/-. Light is ...

Beer Style Guidelines – What kind of beer is this?

Sunday, December 27th, 2009

Beer style guidelines are as numerous as the types of beers that you will find around the world. In fact there are different types of beer styles... styles of beer styles if you will. One organization that produces beer style guidelines is the Beer Judging and Certification Program ...

Stir Plates and Growing Brewing Yeast Quickly

Sunday, October 25th, 2009

Creating a simple yeast starter as outlined here at brewersfriend.com will greatly increase your yeast cell count, but there is a way to easily supercharge this process. By using a stir plate you will be able to grow nearly 100% more yeast cells using the same volume of starter in ...

Beer Styles – SRM Color Chart

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

Beer comes in a wide range of colors, from yellow golden to amber to opaque black. This chart shows the BJCP beer styles and their SRM colors in bar graph format. SRM stands for 'Standard Reference Method', a scale devised by scientists to describe how light or dark ...

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