After searching for styles that would fit grapes (I found none), I decided that a saison would be a light tasting beer that could benefit from some extra simple sugar. I figured it would just dry out any regular saison recipe, and since I would be using white grapes, I might also get some white wine influence on the beer.
Does everyone love lemongrass, or is it just me? I had never really thought about how much I enjoy the flavor of lemongrass in Asian cooking til a buddy of mine cooked up some soup and put fresh lemongrass stalks in there. The soup was meh, but shortly after accidentally biting into a chopped stalk of this delicious plant, I decided to brew a beer with it.
The idea for this orange clove witbier came to me while thinking about what type of winter holiday beer I was going to do. I had just finished my pumpkin rye for the fall, and needed something for winter. I wanted to do something spicy and aromatic. When you were kids, did you ever stick a bunch of cloves into oranges and hang them around the house as air fresheners during Christmas?
A Pumpkin Beer, Without All The Pie Ask anyone how to do a pumpkin beer and they will tell you two things Add pumpkin spice and other spicy fall flavors You can’t get any pumpkin flavor using pumpkin in the mash I hope to dispel the myths that the best pumpkin beers are made this […]
To be completely honest, I never had a bock before I made this, and I’ve never actually had a Sam Adams chocolate bock. But I’ve heard really good things about them from several people, and decided to make my own Chocolate Bock. It’s a mix of recipes I found online, beer software, and some of my own inspiration.