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husband and father pastor @ the evergreen community homebrewer and beer enthusiast

Freezer Cleaning Hazy IPA

Tis the time of year to clear those freezer out of 2017 hop crop and buy up some new stock for the coming year. Got some decent ones left so I tried to make some good pairings while being heavy … Continue reading

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Bleak Midwinter Dark Lager

With the rest of the Pilgrimage yeast I scored from Imperial Yeast, I thought I would do something that is more suited to the season. This beer should be ready to drink at Christmas and should hit all the right … Continue reading

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Helles

Back in September I visited Imperial Yeast as they told me that if I swung by they would give me their “Pilgrimage” yeast strain which they don’t currently sell to homebrewers. Thought to be the Andech’s strain, there are some … Continue reading

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Private Island IPA

I’m about to set out to do what is very rare these days. I’m going to brew a non-hazy IPA. I barely even remember what those taste like anymore. I hope it will exhibit some of the same soft bitterness … Continue reading

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Fix & Co. Preprohibition Lager

In my small hometown of El Paso, IL of around 3,000 people, I have recently discovered that there was a preprohibition brewery for a short time called Fix & Co. Brewing. I haven’t been able to dig up a lot … Continue reading

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ABC Hazy Pale

The keg of my last hazy beer is almost gone so it’s probably past due to get another one going. I had a bag of Cashmere and Belma from last hop season that I haven’t touched yet and though mixing … Continue reading

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Cream Ale

I wanted to get at least one more low ABV summer thirst-quencher in before the heat ends. I picked up a can of Bend Brewing’s Camp Beer not long ago. It’s a 4% cream ale and it is fantastic which … Continue reading

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