How To Brew Brett Beer

Brett beer is packed with complex and rustic character. Follow our guide on how to brew Brett beer that showcases the funky and fruity wild yeast.

What Is A Landrace Yeast?

What Is Landrace Yeast

There is a rich history of brewing throughout Scandinavia, Northern Europe, and the Baltic countries. From Norway, to Lithuania, to Russia, traditional farmhouse beers have been drunk by locals for centuries. Yeasts local to each area have shaped regional flavors and brewing traditions. These domesticated, local yeasts are known as landrace yeasts. What Is A … Read more

All Grain Brewing From A To Z

All Grain Brewing, homebrewing beer with malt

All grain brewing is a rewarding experience. Transforming raw materials into delicious beer is a skill, test of patience, and an admirable hobby. If you’ve brewed beer using malt extract, taking the next step to all grain brewing is only natural. If you’re just starting homebrewing, why not go all in with all grain? All … Read more

What is the Best Conical Fermenter for Homebrewing?

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Conical fermenters save you energy and effort when homebrewing. No more time wasted siphoning your beer off the trub. No more risk of shattering a glass carboy. Homebrew sized conicals will make your brewing easier and help you make better beer! Great equipment will help get your homebrew to professional quality. One of the most … Read more

Best Wheat Beers

Wheat beer. Beer made with wheat. Sounds simple enough, right? Well, wheat beers can come in many shapes and sizes. The use of specific yeast strains, spices, fruit, and other grains allows for a diverse range of flavors under the wheat beer umbrella. All wheat beers use significant portions of malted, unmalted, or flaked wheat … Read more

Best Korean Beers

Best beers in south korea

Beer is massively popular in South Korea and even eclipses soju as the most widely consumed alcoholic beverage. Although omnipresent, Korean beer is generally pale American-style lager and it doesn’t have the best reputation. The big players are mostly bland and watery, but they’re certainly refreshing much like a Budweiser or Coors Light. With craft … Read more

The Best Breweries in Austin, TX

Craft beer in Austin, Texas is easy to find and has an excellent quality all around. Most hardcore beer geeks swoon over Jester King – for good reason – but the Austin area has even more to offer. There are over 50 breweries in and around Austin. Friendly competition pushes brewers to try new techniques … Read more

These Are The Best Belgian Tripels from Around The World

Tripel Crown: These Are The Best Belgian Tripels from Around The World

Belgium is famous for its strong beers. Tripel might be the crown jewel of the small country’s diverse stylistic range. Golden, spicy, fruity, and oh-so-smooth, Belgian Tripel is a luxurious and delicious beer. Belgian Tripel is a strong pale ale, between 8 to 12% ABV. It’s defined by distinct notes of bready malts, herbaceous and … Read more

The Best Breweries In Canada

Best Breweries In Canada

In contrast to the warm summers, Canada’s long, cold winters create a perfect climate for brewers to offer a diverse range of styles. Decadent stouts, crisp lagers, complex sours, and all-season hoppy beers are showcased coast-to-coast. The Great White North has produced and continues to nurture extraordinarily talented and driven brewers. Wherever you are in … Read more

These Are The Best Small Batch Homebrewing Starter Kits

Best Small Batch Homebrewing Starter Kits

Homebrewing is an amazing hobby that blends creativity and science to produce one of the world’s greatest beverages: beer. Admittedly, getting started can be difficult. Not only can the process seem complex, but it’s expensive, time-consuming, and takes up a lot of space. That’s where small batch brewing comes in. What Is The Best Small … Read more

The Best Breweries in Belgium

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Belgium is a small country in Western Europe known for its beer. The beer-savvy population and dedication to tradition make beer the overwhelming beverage of choice. Belgian brewers’ pursuit of excellence has kept the beloved little country at the pinnacle of brewing for centuries. Beer runs through every facet of Belgian culture. There are the … Read more

The Best Breweries In Salt Lake City, UT

Best Breweries in Salt Lake City Utah

Craft beer in Utah is starting to thrive. With 32 breweries and counting, the state is slowly moving away from its teetotaler past and allowing craft breweries to flourish. The capital, Salt Lake City, is the craft beer hub leading the charge. Drinking craft beer in Salt Lake City is a unique and interesting experience. … Read more

The World’s Best Saisons

Best Saisons In The World

Saison has undergone a recent surge in popularity, mainly due to the American craft beer scene’s enthusiasm for the style. Once a locals-only style in Belgium and Northern France, Saison is now brewed around the globe by many of the world’s best craft breweries. Saison is dry, effervescent, and rustic. It can also be hoppy, … Read more

The World’s Best Gose Beers

worlds best gose beers

Sour, salty, and lemony – gose sounds more like a sports drink than a beer. Refreshing and thirst-quenching, why not have a couple after some hard work to cool off? Better yet, gose pairs perfectly well with a relaxing summer day – no sweat! Gose is a traditional German top-fermented wheat beer brewed with coriander … Read more

Best Milkshake IPAs

Best Milkshake IPAs In 2020

Beer is steeped in tradition and heritage. Style guidelines give brewers a roadmap and direction, but many creative breweries choose to color outside the lines. Modern brewers are pushing back against traditional beer wisdom more than ever, challenging the core of what beer can be. No better example can be made than the rise of … Read more

These are the Best Berliner Weisse Beers

Best berliner weisse beer 2020

Finding the ultimate refreshing craft beer can sometimes be a challenge. Strong, bitter, or just plain obscure, craft beer can often be reserved for tasting sessions. Many craft brewers seek a delicate balance between artisanal products and drinkability. Berliner Weisse is a style that craft breweries have recently focused on to produce beers with this … Read more

These are The Best Sour Beers In the World

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If you’re into craft beer, you’ve probably had at least a few sour beers. In the last five years, it seems like almost every brewery in the world has released a sour. Sour beer has been around for centuries, but its recent boom in popularity has infiltrated the beer world much like IPA in the early … Read more

These Are The Best Belgian Beers You Can Buy

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In Belgium, beer is sacrosanct. Committed to tradition, Belgian brewers make some of the world’s greatest and most timeless beer. In the thousands of local pubs spread across the small country, beer is a unifying source of pride for the Belgian people. Belgian beer is diverse, with hundreds of breweries crafting unique artisanal products. The … Read more

Best PH Meters For Homebrewing

Best pH Meters for Homebrewing

Knowing the pH of your mash is vital to ensure consistent and good quality homebrew. With so many pH meters on the market, choosing the correct device can be overwhelming. Follow our guide to find the best meter for you. We’ve rounded up the most popular homebrewing pH meters to figure out who’s on top! … Read more

These Are The Best Breweries In Portland, Maine

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Known as Vacationland, Maine is a great place to visit for its amazing nature, beautiful beaches, and historic towns. The state’s biggest city, Portland, should be considered Beercationland for craft beer lovers. Portland, Maine has one of the most vibrant craft beer scenes in America. The quality and diversity of amazing breweries make Portland a … Read more

We Reviewed The Best Beer Of The Month Clubs

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The idea of homemade beer and craft beer gained popularity throughout the US. Now there are lots of craft breweries and clubs opening up everywhere. Those who like to experiment and bring innovation appreciated this new trend. …And demand has grown exponentially. With so many options, beer geeks can find it difficult to try all … Read more

How Long Does Beer Last?

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Ever come across a beer in your fridge or basement but can’t remember when you bought it? Not all beers have expiration dates on the bottle or can, so is it a risk to crack it open? Most beer is best consumed fresh. Except for some sour or strong beers, breweries sell the beer the … Read more

How To Use A Hydrometer

how to use a hydrometer to measure abv alcohol content

One question we get from a lot of new homebrewers is, “How do I know how strong my beer will be?” Luckily, the answer is easy: use a hydrometer! In brewing, hydrometers measure the density of beer and wort. Alcohol content can be calculated based on these densities. Using a hydrometer is easy if you follow a … Read more

Force Carbonating Your Homebrew Kegs

how to keg homebrew with force carbonation

Most homebrewers invest in a keg system eventually. Kegs are easy to clean, quick to fill, and fun to have around the house! Bottling beer can be tedious and takes what seems like forever to carbonate. Kegging is quick – and you can drink your beer even quicker by force carbonating. From the stress-free “set … Read more

How To Brew Christmas Beer

Thinking about brewing a beer for the holiday season? Christmas beers bring joy and cheer to all the adults sitting around the crackling fire. All those familiar holiday flavors wrapped in a delicious beer…what more could you want under the tree? Christmas beer, holiday beer, or winter seasonal, is a beer brewed to be consumed … Read more

Best Electric Brew Kettle for Homebrewing

Electric brew kettles are an excellent choice for smaller spaces and indoor brewing. There are no exhaust fumes aside from water vapor and that sweet smell of boiling hops! Electric brew kettles can be used in a 2-or-3-vessel all grain system or with a single-vessel Brew in a Bag (BIAB) set-up. Instead of relying on … Read more

Best Low-Calorie IPAs

Best low calorie hoppy beers

Low-Cal is in. After years of pastry stouts and milkshake IPAs, craft beer drinkers are reaching for lighter, lower calorie options. With low-calorie IPA, there needs to be some compromise. Expect lower alcohol and a dryer body with much less sweetness relative to typical IPA. That doesn’t mean they’re not delicious. Craft brewers get creative … Read more

How to Start a Solera to Homebrew Sour and Mixed Fermentation Beer

Homebrewing mixed fermentation beer was once reserved only for die-hard funky and sour brewers. In recent years, the homebrewing community has taken a giant leap forward in making sour beer more accessible to brew at home. Resources like Milk the Funk and American Sour Beers have given thousands of homebrewers the inspiration to begin their … Read more

How to Brew a Double IPA

Double IPA is a modern American classic beer style. Hopped to the extreme, high alcohol, and astronomically flavorful, DIPAs are fun – and challenging – to brew at home. Brewing a double IPA requires great quality ingredients, attention to detail, and tight control of every variable. To brew the best double IPA: Use lots of … Read more

Try These 5 Ingredients to Boost Your IPA Homebrewing

5 Ways to Improve Your IPA

The secrets behind brewing amazing hoppy beers like New England IPA are becoming more widely known. Sure, the pros still keep a few of their techniques close to their chest. But homebrewers around the globe can brew just as tasty hoppy beer as nearly any professional brewery. The key to great IPA is the use … Read more

Where to Buy Barrels for Aging Beer

Where to buy barrels for aging beer

Whether you’re a homebrewer, homebrew club, or small craft brewery, you may be in the market for a barrel or two. Barrel aging provides complexity and depth of flavor to beers like imperial stouts, sours, and wild ales. We’ll highlight 10 of the best places to buy barrels for aging beer. These vendors have been … Read more

How to Brew A Session IPA

How To Brew A Session IPA

Looking for a hop-drenched, in your face IPA but without the high ABV? Session IPA has got you covered. We’ll go through how to brew up a perfect Session IPA every time. What is a Session IPA? Session IPA packs all the hoppy goodness of IPA into a lower alcohol beer. It’s often called India … Read more

How to Brew A Sour IPA

How to Brew A Sour IPA

Sour IPA is a relatively new hybrid style that’s taken the craft beer world by storm. We’ll find out what makes this style so special and tell you all you need to know to homebrew a deliciously tropical Sour IPA. What is a Sour IPA? Sour IPA is a mixed-fermentation beer that’s a hybrid between … Read more

How To Make Hard Seltzer Better Than White Claw

How To Make Hard Seltzer Better Than White Claw

Hard seltzer is here to stay. More and more, consumers are reaching for the refreshing, clean, and crisp alcoholic water as a low-cal alternative to beer or wine. We’re die-hard beer geeks… but even the most hardcore fans can appreciate the extra thirst-quenching ability of a nice, cold hard seltzer. But instead of White Claw … Read more

Our First Sip Brew Box Review

First Sip Brew Box Review

Craft beer lovers’ enthusiasm rivals the passion of even the most devoted sports fans. Beer geeks proudly wear brewery t-shirts and collect unique glasses, coasters, and bottle openers. Craft beer is more than just the liquid in the glass – it’s a vibrant community. First Sip Brew Box is a craft beer subscription service for … Read more

These Are The Exciting Hops You Should Be Using In 2021

Hops You Should Be Using In 2021

For a large portion of brewers and craft beer enthusiasts, hops are the be-all-end-all of beer. Providing bitterness, flavor, and aroma, the Humulus lupulus is an extremely important plant for brewers. There are hundreds of hops on the market, with the list growing larger every year. Certain classics – whether that’s citrusy American Cascade and … Read more

How to Brew Smoked Beer: Rauchbiers, Smoked Stouts, and More

How to Brew Smoked Beer: Rauchbiers, Smoked Stouts, and More

Smoked beer can be polarizing. While some people love it, others can’t stand it. Is it an acquired taste? Or are there not enough great quality smoked beers available on the market? We’re here to shed some light on this often misunderstood area of brewing. With many breweries reviving this historic style, smoked beer is … Read more

Induction Brewing Guide

Induction Brewing Guide

Looking for an efficient, clean, and compact homebrewing system? Induction brewing is a great method for indoor brewing, especially in apartments and small-spaces. We’ll go through the pros, cons, and what you need to get started with induction brewing. How to brew with induction Induction brewing can be all-grain, partial mash, or extract. You can … Read more

Best Induction Burners For Homebrewing

Best Induction Burners For Homebrewing

Induction brewing is an efficient, compact, and clean method for homebrewing beers. It’s especially interesting for apartment brewers or those with limited space. The induction process doesn’t put off any exhaust or even much residual heat. There are a few options for induction burners. Here’s our list of the best you can buy with some … Read more

How to Brew Altbier

How to Brew Altbier

Refreshing. Complex. Crowd pleasing. Altbier is one of the most underrated styles that threads the needle between crisp lager and malty amber ale. What’s even better is that the style is relatively easy to brew. Since Altbier is fermented with ale yeast, homebrewers of all levels can brew amazing tasting interpretations in just a few … Read more

How to Brew Grisette

How to Brew Grisette

Grisette has seen a massive resurgence in the last few years. The enigmatic style, once almost erased from existence, is often misunderstood. We’ll clear up some misconceptions about Grisette and let you know how to homebrew your own delicious version. What is a Grisette? Grisette is a light bodied, highly effervescent, very pale Belgian table … Read more

Dry Yeast or Liquid Yeast: Which is Best?

Dry Yeast or Liquid Yeast: Which is Best?

Dry yeast or liquid yeast – what should you use for your next batch of homebrew? Liquid yeast has long been thought to be a superior product. But dry yeast technology has advanced to offer some amazing and versatile yeast options. We’ll explore the differences between liquid and dry yeast and highlight some of our … Read more

Homebrewing Mistakes: 10 Common Brewing Blunders

Homebrewing Mistakes: 10 Common Brewing Blunders

Even the most perfectionist, veteran homebrewers make mistakes. If you’ve ever been to a homebrew club meeting, or perused the posts of a homebrewing message board, you’ll see all types of blunders. From insignificant to nearly disastrous, mistakes when homebrewing are inevitable. We’re here to share some of our past mistakes so you don’t have … Read more

Beer Tap Primer: How to Choose the Right Beer Faucet

Beer Tap Primer: How To Choose The Right Beer Faucet

There’s no feeling quite like pulling a fresh pint of beer directly from a tap. Bartenders would be the first to tell you that a high quality tap makes pouring a perfect beer that much easier. For homebrewers, there is a massive range of options and features, across all price points. We’ll help break down … Read more

How To Clean Your Brew Kettle

How To Clean Your Brew Kettle

Near the end of the brew day, one of the last big pieces of equipment to clean is the brew kettle. Stuck on hops, slimy proteins, and sticky wort can create a messy situation. We’ll tell you what you need to know to make your life easy after a successful brew so you can sit … Read more

What is a Diacetyl Rest?

What is a Diacetyl Rest?

Diacetyl is a common off-flavor in beer. If you’ve ever tasted a buttery or butterscotch-like flavor in a beer, this is diacetyl. Luckily for brewers, it can easily be controlled and eliminated using a diacetyl rest. What is a diacetyl rest? A diacetyl rest is a fermentation step used by brewers to eliminate the common … Read more

How To Dry Hop Beer

How To Dry Hop Beer

Dry hopping is essential for bright hop flavor and aroma in beer styles like IPA and American Pale Ale. Even in Pilsner and Saisons, dry hopping can add a delicious layer of fresh hop aromatics. Dry hopping is a simple process that provides a massive boost of flavor. Follow our guide on how to get … Read more

Brewer’s Friend Review

Brewer’s Friend Review

Cloud-based brewing software is the way of the future for homebrewers and professionals alike. Brewers are starting to embrace this convenient solution to design and share their delicious beer recipes. We’ve been using Brewer’s Friend for a few months – here’s our review. What is Brewer’s Friend? Brewer’s Friend is a cloud-based brewing program and … Read more

Best Ways To Aerate Wort

Best Ways To Aerate Wort

Yeast needs oxygen to convert sugars in wort into alcohol and CO2 – turning sugary, malty water into delicious and complex beer. During the wort boiling process, most oxygen is dissipated out of solution. In order to put the much-needed oxygen back into the wort, homebrewers use a technique called wort aeration. It’s strongly suggested … Read more

How To Can Wort For Easy, Premade Yeast Starters

How To Can Wort: Make Easy Yeast Starters With Premade Wort

Using a yeast starter makes better beer. Healthy yeast leads to tastier beer and quicker fermentations. But sometimes life gets in the way and you can’t find the time to boil the wort, cool it, and pitch the yeast. What if you could have premade, sterilized wort, ready to go in minutes? Wort can be … Read more

How To Brew A Belgian Tripel

How To Brew A Belgian Tripel

When brewing Belgian-style beer, it’s always fun and challenging to respect tradition while adding your own personal touch. Belgian Tripel – that strong, pale, and luxurious ale – is an elegant style to brew to showcase your homebrewing prowess. Brewing Tripel is all about the yeast. Choosing a suitable strain and pitching the right amount … Read more

Yeast Washing Explained

Yeast Washing Explained

If you like brewing a wide variety of beer styles, you’ll need to use a wide variety of yeasts. At $3 to $10 per pack, yeast can be expensive! What if you could reuse your yeast while maintaining very healthy fermentations, saving money and making amazing beer? Washing yeast is the process of rinsing a … Read more

What Are Noble Hops? The Brewer’s Finest Crop

What Are Noble Hops?

The world’s finest beers are brewed using noble hops. From pristine German lagers to assertive Belgian ales, these European hops bring elegant nuance. Noble hops are a cornerstone of traditional brewing and have cemented their place at the pinnacle of fine brewing hops. What Are Noble Hops? Noble hops are a group of traditional European … Read more

Taras Boulba Clone: How to Brew a Belgian Table Beer

how to brew taras boulba from brasserie de la senne

Belgian table beers are low in alcohol, refreshing, and highly drinkable. One of the world’s best, Taras Boulba, is brewed by Brasserie de La Senne. We tried our hand at brewing up a Taras-Inspired beer and are loving the results. What Is Taras Boulba? Taras Boulba is a decidedly hoppy Belgian table beer. The hops … Read more

What Is Kveik?

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Norway is famous for its striking fjords, beautiful scenery, and more recently – at least in the beer world – farmhouse ale yeast. Brewers all over the world have become fascinated with the unique characteristics of a Norwegian yeast called kveik. What is kveik? Kveik is a domesticated brewing yeast originating from traditional Norwegian farmhouse … Read more

What Is Dextrin Malt?

how to use dextrin malt

A mainstay in homebrew recipes for decades, dextrin malt is said to boost mouthfeel, body, and head retention in beer. Considered a simple fix for many homebrewing problems, dextrin malt is a mysterious product with a complicated story. What is dextrin malt? Dextrin malt is a type of malted barley used in brewing to increase … Read more

10 Ways to Improve Your Homebrew

10 ways to improve your homebrew

There’s no reason why you can’t brew beer as good as the pros. Often a few simple changes to your process or mindset will take your homebrew to the next level. Most problems for homebrewers are not unique. Countless brewers before you have struggled with the exact same issues and have made a few adjustments … Read more

Decoction Mashing for Homebrewers

Decoction Mashing for homebrewers

Looking for a rich malt flavor, beautiful head retention, and sparkling clarity in your homebrew? Decoction mashing – that often misunderstood traditional technique – might be worth trying. Decoction mashing is a traditional mashing technique for brewing beer. Removing some of the mash, boiling it, and mixing it back in the mash tun raises the … Read more

Easy Water Chemistry Calculation for Homebrewing the Best Beer

water chemistry for homebrewing

Adjusting your water for homebrewing can take your beer from good to great. A little attention to detail and a bit of applied chemistry can really make the difference. Water adjustment for homebrewing is easier than it seems. You don’t need a degree in chemistry to make practical changes to your brewing water. By starting … Read more

The 5 Best Hop Spiders for Homebrewing

best hop spider for homebrewing

Are you tired of hops clogging your homebrewing system? Or are you looking for a way to get clearer beer? Then you might want to invest in a hop spider. A hop spider is an easy-to-use hop filter that contains hops to a mesh basket during the boil. They save you time when cleaning by … Read more

How to Clean Your Homebrew Grain Mill

How To Clean Your Grain Mill - Pinterest Image

Have you ever cleaned your grain mill? Many homebrewers often neglect their grain mill, leaving it months, if not years, without cleaning. Like all of your other brewing equipment, however, your grain mill should be cleaned and maintained to prolong its life. Cleaning your grain mill should be done after every use. Clearing away grain … Read more

How to Crush Your Own Malts

How To Crush Your Own Malt

Crushing grain is the first step of the brew day for homebrewers. Properly crushed malt is one of the most important parts to making great tasting all grain beer. Instead of buying your malt pre-crushed, why not start crushing your own? Crushing your own malt makes better quality, more consistent beer and saves you money. … Read more

How to Roast Your Own Malt

How To Roast Your Own Malt

From pale yellow, to jet-black, beer comes in a massive range of colors. The darker the beer, the more toasty and roasted it will taste. Brewers use roasted grains to achieve specific flavors and colors depending on the beer style. Although homebrew shops offer a wide array of specialty grains, homebrewers might want to try … Read more

How to Brew with Fresh (Wet) Hops

how to brew with fresh wet hops

The harvest – finally reaping summer’s bounty. Nothing is more satisfying than picking a crop which has been carefully grown for months and experiencing its freshness. For brewers, this fleeting moment happens at the end of summer when hops are cultivated. Fresh hops, also known as wet hops, are freshly picked, undried hop flowers used … Read more

Under Pressure: What is Pressure Fermentation?

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As beer ferments, yeast converts sugar to ethanol (alcohol) and carbon dioxide (CO2). Most brewers allow the CO2 to escape from the fermenting vessel. If you trap the gas inside the fermenter, this is called fermenting under pressure. Pressure fermentation refers to beer that is fermented under a pressure that is higher than atmospheric pressure … Read more

LalBrew Voss Kveik Ale Yeast Review

LalBrew Platinum Series Voss Kveik Ale Yeast Review

Traditional Norwegian farmhouse yeast, called kveik, has recently exploded in popularity world-wide. Brewers are embracing this unique type of yeast for its range of uses and high fermentation temperatures. This growing interest has spurred the rise of many new commercially available kveik strains. LalBrew Voss Kveik Ale Yeast is a brand new dry yeast from … Read more

FermZilla Review: High Pressure, Low Budget

fermzilla review pressure fermenter

Never before have homebrewers had so much selection when choosing a fermenter. From low budget buckets, to expensive stainless steel unitanks, the market is flooded with a wide variety of products. When the FermZilla advertised pressure fermentation and a conical design with a very affordable price, we knew we had to see if it was … Read more

Tame the Yeast: How to Capture Wild Yeast for Homebrewing

Tame the Yeast: How to Capture Wild Yeast for Homebrewing

Most homebrewers rely on commercial yeast strains to ferment their beer. As a healthy fermentation is one of the most important aspects of brewing, it’s always a safe and predictable decision to use store bought yeast. But what if you could find great tasting wild yeast right in your own backyard? Capturing wild yeast is … Read more

How to Brew Gose

how to brew german gose

Sour and salty, gose is a unique style of beer. The unconventional flavor profile comes together for an ultra refreshing and satiating experience. Homebrewing gose is a fun and creative process. Kettle souring, then flavoring with hops, coriander, and salt leaves tons of room for your own twists. Add fruits, spices, or herbs to develop … Read more

BeerSmith 3 Review

BeerSmith 3 Review

Brewing software is necessary to design, brew, and keep track of your homebrew recipes. There are many options available, from online recipe builders to mobile apps and computer based software. Finding the right program for you can be tricky. We’ve taken a deep dive into the newest release of the original homebrewing software, BeerSmith. BeerSmith … Read more

How to Brew Milkshake IPA

Getting your hands on a fresh can of milkshake IPA can be a struggle. As such a popular and hyped-up beer style, breweries sell out their latest releases almost instantly. Why not brew your own at home? Milkshake IPA is a velvety, creamy, and rich take on New England IPA. Homebrewing milkshake IPA can be … Read more

Best New England IPAs

Best New England IPAs - Trillium, Weldwerks, Other Half, Bissell Brothers

India Pale Ale is all about the hops. Packing as many hops into a beer at every point of the brewing process has always been a hallmark of the style. Pungent, floral, fruity – American IPA is one of the most important beer styles ever brewed. In the past 10 years, however, American IPA as … Read more

How to Brew New England IPA (NEIPA)

How To Brew New England IPA Hazy Beer In 2020

New England IPA – hazy, juicy, and hop-drenched – has taken over the beer world. Craft beer lovers wait in hour long lines in hope of scoring the latest can of hazy goodness. Luckily for homebrewers, you can brew delicious interpretations from the comfort of your own home. Homebrewed NEIPA can be as good as … Read more

Best Homebrew Pumps

Best Homebrew Pumps for brew systems

Homebrew pumps make your brew day easier and more efficient in many ways. Transferring hot wort or water when sparging, recirculating, or chilling is also quicker and much safer when using a pump. Adding a pump to your system is a worthy upgrade that every homebrewer should consider. The best homebrew pump is the Blichmann … Read more

Best Wort Chillers

wort chiller connected to a hose inside of a boil kettle

For homebrewers, chilling wort down to pitching temperature is one of the final steps of a long brew day. The faster the wort cools, the sooner you’ll be able to relax after a long day’s work with a nice, cold homebrew. Wort chillers are an essential piece of equipment to ensure an efficient brew day. … Read more

Tavour Review

Tavour subscription box with 9 beers in front of it

Beer clubs are great. Receiving monthly deliveries of fantastic craft beer is a modern day pleasure, with a hint of luxury. Many beer subscription services are rigid in their selection, offering limited customization. Tavour, however, gives users plenty of freedom and connects beer lovers with spectacular and rare beer. We recommend Tavour as the best … Read more

How to Kettle Sour: Homebrew Sour Beer Without the Wait

beer being soured in a brew kettle

Refreshing and complex, sour beer is a wide ranging category loved by craft beer enthusiasts and brewers. But brewing traditional sour beer takes months – even years – and risks contaminating your brewing equipment. Kettle souring makes quick sours without this risk of infecting future batches. Homebrewing sour beers is fast and straightforward when using … Read more

Best Stir Plates for Homebrewing

best stir plate for yeast starters

All healthy fermentations start with healthy yeast. To give your beer the best chance of fully fermenting with no off-flavors, you need to pay attention to yeast health and pitch rate. Stir plates are the most efficient and effective tool you can use to make sure you’re brewing with the best yeast. Stir plates are … Read more

How To Brew A Saison: Farmhouse Beer at Home

saison or farmhouse beer being held up to the sun in a field of wheat

Crafting a great Saison is one of brewing’s most rewarding experiences. The style doesn’t have to be complicated, in fact, simple is often better. With the right philosophy, technique, and background knowledge, you’ll be crafting fantastic Saison in no time. Saison is a Belgian beer style bursting with complex flavor. Dry, spicy, and elegant, Saison … Read more

The Original Craft Beer Club Review

The Original Craft Beer Club Review

There are over 7000 craft breweries in America. That’s a lot of beer to try! Everyone has their local favorites, but it can be difficult to venture out of state lines and taste the wide range of flavors across the country. If you want to see what brewers across the U.S. are producing, joining a … Read more

Small Batch Brewing: Micro-Homebrew

1-gallon glass fermentation jugs for small batch brewing

Homebrewing can be a bit of an investment. Making good beer requires time, money, space, and effort. There are many ways to brew great beer, some easier than others. Small batch brewing is one of the most straightforward and enjoyable homebrewing methods. Small Batch Brewing is brewing 1 to 3 gallons per batch instead of … Read more

Hop Extract: Loads of Lupulin

lots of syringes full of hop extract

Hops give beer its bitterness along with its distinctive floral, herbal, and fruity flavors. As an agricultural product, hops vary crop to crop and have a limited shelf life. Hop extracts provide a solution to these problems for brewers looking for more control over their brews. Hop extracts provide consistent and clean bittering to beer. … Read more

Tilt Hydrometer Review: A Data Nerds Fantasy

three differently colored tilt hydrometers to be reviewed

Keeping a close eye on fermentation is one of the most important things you can do to make consistently high-quality beer. The most useful measurements for brewers are temperature and gravity of your fermenting beer. Opening your fermenter to take readings can be time-consuming and have a detrimental effect on your beer. There are now … Read more

Beer Drop Subscription Box Review

Beer Drop Subscription Box Beer Of The Month Club

Staying on top of trends in craft beer can be difficult. Are hazy IPAs still cool? What type of donut is in the hottest new barrel-aged stout? We admit some of these trends are fleeting and it can be confusing to stay up to date. Could a beer subscription service help keep you on top … Read more

These Are The Best IPAs You Can Buy

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Distinctive and assertive, IPA is emblematic of the modern beer revolution. These hopped up ales reign supreme in craft brewing. India Pale Ale has transformed, evolved, and been re-invented continuously throughout its history. What was once a bitter, copper English ale, IPA is now a beer style – a movement even – with limitless boundaries. … Read more

Hop Heads Beer Club Review

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Hoppy beers are dominating the craft-beer market place. Almost every brewery makes at least a couple of IPAs or hoppy pale ales. Hop-forward beers are also quickly gaining over the palates of traditional lager drinkers. A great way to find out new beers and discover new styles is through an IPA of the month club. … Read more

Rare Beer Club Review

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Subscription services are hugely popular in all consumer domains. Food, drink, pets, DIY – you name it – people love receiving packages at home. It’s fun, exciting, and often surprising to open up a new gift-box every month. And what could be more exciting than a box of beer? What about rare and exclusive craft … Read more

These are The Best Pilsner Beers In the World

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Pilsner beer is one of the world’s most popular drinks. Golden, effervescent, and refreshing, pilsners are the default go-to beer for most beer drinkers. This historic style, as popular as it is, has undergone a rebirth in craft beer in recent years. With the recent surge in craft-brewed pilsners, we thought we’d highlight our favorites. … Read more

Grainfather G30 Connect Review: A System You Can’t Refuse

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The popularity of all-in-one homebrewing systems has exploded in recent years. The Grainfather, one of the pioneers, remains at the top of its class in terms of quality and popularity. The Grainfather G30 Connect is the result of years of research and development. It represents the gold standard for single-vessel homebrewing systems. Sleek, well-built, and … Read more

How To Brew Incredible Extract Beer

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Brewing beer is where art meets science. Creativity mixed with process and chemistry help transform hops and barley into delicious beer. Many creative beer lovers shy away from homebrewing due to the complicated process and expensive equipment. What if we told you that you could start brewing beer, at home, with the equipment you already … Read more

The Best Grain Mills for Homebrewing

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Choosing the right grain mill is an important decision for a homebrewer. Mills can be expensive but they’re a crucial investment to ensure consistent and great quality brews.  Where to buy: MoreBeer Monster Mill MM3 Also great Monster Brewing Hardware specializes in handcrafted grain mills that are made in the USA. The Monster Mill MM3 … Read more