Monthly Archives: December 2012

Favorite Sour Beers of 2012

1. Cascade Kriek     2. New Belgium La Folie     3. Logsdon Farms Cerasus         4. Cascade Summer Gose       5. Russian River Consecration

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Lactantius Summer Gose

I think this next weekend I’m going to get a jump on my Gose for next summer. Total time will probably take 5-6 months to develop the tartness from the Lacto that I’d like to have. Fairly straightforward recipe. The … Continue reading

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Snowy Day Red

Because of a brew-shop mix-up, I was gifted another bag of malt almost identical to the Rainy Day Red but with just a bit more roasted barley in it, thus darkening the color a tad. What’s to do but brew … Continue reading

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Rainy Day Red (Reconfiguration)

I’ve decided to keep this “hoppy red” a little simpler than the Red Rocket-ish type beer I was planning on making.  So this weekend I decided to brew this instead: 2-Row – 11 lbs. Crystal 75L – 12.8 oz Carapils … Continue reading

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Favorite IPA’s of 2012

Tis the season for year end lists and we should probably get this thing started right with a list of best IPA’s. 1. Firestone Walker Union Jack  This was my #1 IPA in this summer’s Blind IPA Tasting and it … Continue reading

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Love me some beer for Christmas! This year, we had our exchange early due to some travel coming up. What did I get? Russian River Consecration Avery Dugana Imperial IPA Rodenback Grand Cru Boulevard Nommo Dubbel Scaldis Noel Stone Vertical … Continue reading

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Westvleteren 12

I bit the bullet and pre-purchased my Westvleteren 12 Gift Box today.  Who knows if I’ll ever get another chance at drinking this fine beer. I wish I wouldn’t have bought a bottle on the “grey market” in January for … Continue reading

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