Archive for the ‘Beer Styles’ Category

A Brief History and Look at Future Trends in US Craft Beer

Saturday, February 17th, 2018

“Beer is more important than armies when it comes to understanding people.” – Alexei Vranich An Early History of Craft Beer Early American beer started with ales from the British settlers; porters, stouts, and pale ales (once kilning took hold as general practice in 1703). It is common knowledge that most of ...

Aspects of Brewing a Wheat Beer

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Hefeweizen, weissbier, witbier, white ale… Whatever your preference; wheat beers are abundant, effervescent, and different. They can be served with a slice of orange or lemon, with all the yeast “mit hefe” style, with raspberry syrup, or filtered crystal clear. They vary in color from the light witbier to copper-brown ...

Tailgating and Homebrew: Two Essential Recipes

Sunday, October 1st, 2017

Nothing goes with tailgating like great beer. If you need a great beer quick, you can have these beers ready to serve in 10-14 days if you keg and about 21 days if you bottle. All grain recipes are formulated for 70% efficiency. Dark Mild Recipe A dark mild is a low-gravity, ...

Beer Styles – ABV Chart (Alcohol By Volume Ranges) – 2017 Update

Sunday, May 7th, 2017

var raw_style_data = [ ["American Light Lager", "Standard American Beer", 1, "A", "BJCP", "Lager", "Lager", 1.028, 1.04, 0.998, 1.008, 2.8, 4.2, 8, 12, 2, 3], ["American Lager", "Standard American Beer", 1, "B", "BJCP", "Lager", "Lager", 1.04, 1.05, 1.004, 1.01, 4.2, 5.3, 8, 18, 2, 4], ["Cream Ale", "Standard American Beer", 1, "C", "BJCP", ...

Beer Styles – IBU Chart (Bitterness Ranges) – 2017 Update

Sunday, May 7th, 2017

var raw_style_data = [ ["American Light Lager", "Standard American Beer", 1, "A", "BJCP", "Lager", "Lager", 1.028, 1.04, 0.998, 1.008, 2.8, 4.2, 8, 12, 2, 3], ["American Lager", "Standard American Beer", 1, "B", "BJCP", "Lager", "Lager", 1.04, 1.05, 1.004, 1.01, 4.2, 5.3, 8, 18, 2, 4], ["Cream Ale", "Standard American Beer", 1, "C", "BJCP", ...

Beer Styles – SRM Color Chart – 2017 Update

Sunday, May 7th, 2017

var raw_style_data = [ ["American Light Lager", "Standard American Beer", 1, "A", "BJCP", "Lager", "Lager", 1.028, 1.04, 0.998, 1.008, 2.8, 4.2, 8, 12, 2, 3], ["American Lager", "Standard American Beer", 1, "B", "BJCP", "Lager", "Lager", 1.04, 1.05, 1.004, 1.01, 4.2, 5.3, 8, 18, 2, 4], ["Cream Ale", "Standard American Beer", 1, "C", "BJCP", ...

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 ...

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