Brew Log #17 – Tongue Splitter | India Blonde Ale w/ Peach Powder

|BACKGROUND| As some of you are aware, not only do I brew weird shit, I also like listening to weird shit. Case in point: prog metal. In decades past, one would be remiss to not acknowledge the impact that bands like King Crimson and Jethro Tull have had on current bands like The Mars Volta … Continue reading Brew Log #17 – Tongue Splitter | India Blonde Ale w/ Peach Powder

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Brew Log #16 – 24 Karrot Magic | Carrot Raspberry Golden Ale (w/ luster)

|BACKGROUND| This is one of those beers that falls into a category I described in an older post about how you can get caught up in an idea and design a beer around it. Although, to be fair, the idea of a carrot juice beer isn't entirely my own. My homebrew club has a semi-annual … Continue reading Brew Log #16 – 24 Karrot Magic | Carrot Raspberry Golden Ale (w/ luster)

Brew Log #15 – The Moon is a Dead World | Neopolitan Black Milkshake IPA with Astronaut Ice Cream

|BACKGROUND| Finally, getting back to my roots of truly doing some real weird shit. Although, at the same point, this does fall back onto one of my previous posts about getting brainraped because, once again Tired Hands did an IPA with astronaut ice cream too (but they used sandwiches and I thought my beer was … Continue reading Brew Log #15 – The Moon is a Dead World | Neopolitan Black Milkshake IPA with Astronaut Ice Cream

Brew Log #14 – Luck ‘o the Irish | Irish Red Ale with Four Leaf Clovers and Marshmallows

|BACKGROUND| If there was ever a time to get tipsy on the homebrew, I'm pretty sure that in the midst of a snowstorm is one of them. Also, slightly appropriate timing, given that St. Paddy's day was last weekend, and I doled out a healthy amount of bottles to friends and family for that occasion … Continue reading Brew Log #14 – Luck ‘o the Irish | Irish Red Ale with Four Leaf Clovers and Marshmallows

Brew Log #13 – Just Another Pastry Stout | Tiramisu Imperial Milk Stout

|BACKGROUND| The final shoe has dropped on the "new year, new beer" brewday on the first of January. Not that this beer needed to be rushed. If anything, quite the opposite. Having had a few beers with barrel aged coffee, and given the fact that I haven't brewed an imperial stout in a long ass … Continue reading Brew Log #13 – Just Another Pastry Stout | Tiramisu Imperial Milk Stout

Brew Log #12 – T H I C C | Fruit Smoothie-style Gose

|BACKGROUND| New Year, new beer, who dis? Officially, this was the first brew of the new year. That seems odd, since I've already posted like 3 times already, but... This is officially the start of the new year beers. At least it kinda lines up with the Chinese New Year. Last September, I actually had … Continue reading Brew Log #12 – T H I C C | Fruit Smoothie-style Gose

Brew Log #11 – Boilo-Maker | Boilowine // Boilo Braggot

|BACKGROUND| To truly understand this beer, first one must understand what boilo is. If rich white people in suburbia like to mull wine for the holidays, then poor coal miners from the Schuylkill region of Pennsylvania like to mull shitty hard liquor. That's boilo. As such, many families have their own secret recipe for their … Continue reading Brew Log #11 – Boilo-Maker | Boilowine // Boilo Braggot

Brew Log #8 – Grimace | Dryhopped Grape Sour

|BACKGROUND| This particular brew ended up being one of those "whole family" kinda projects. In recent years, the trend of how beer is approached as a drinker has shifted heavily from a brand loyalty approach ("I'm a Miller/Coors/Bud/Yeungling/etc. guy") to that of how wine is approached ("I like cabernets"), meaning that instead of sticking to … Continue reading Brew Log #8 – Grimace | Dryhopped Grape Sour

Brew Log #6 – Just Like Mama Used To Make | Strawberry Rhubarb Sour Brown Ale

|BACKGROUND| On a sardonic note, seasonal beers are generally shit. In this day and age, ain't nobody got time for pumpkin beers, especially with seasonal creep pushing them onto shelves and preorders as early as June and July. Beyond that, no, I don't give a shit about your apricot wheat ale or your orange creamsicle … Continue reading Brew Log #6 – Just Like Mama Used To Make | Strawberry Rhubarb Sour Brown Ale