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Blonde Ale Recipes and Beer Style

by Brad Smith on March 21, 2013 · 4 comments

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Blonde Ale is a light, slightly malty beer popularized by the American craft beer movement. This week we take a look at the history of Blonde ale, how to brew it at home and some recipes. History of Blonde Ales It is difficult to trace the precise origin of the term “Blonde Ale”, but it […]

Baltic Porter Recipes – Beer Styles

by Brad Smith on December 9, 2011 · 1 comment

Baltic Porter is a very strong, robust Porter brewed to fight off the harsh winters of thriving 18th and 19th Century Baltic trade routes. Though the style originated in England, it was subsequently brewed throughout Northern Europe. This week we take a look at the Baltic Porter beer history, style, recipes and how to brew […]

Historic Beer Brewing – BSHB Podcast Episode 8

by Brad Smith on January 27, 2011 · 1 comment

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This week I feature a trio of brewers with expertise in historic brewing techniques – including Chris Bowen, Dan Morey and Mike Tonsmeire. We cover a range of historic brewing topics including why we brew historic beers, traditional equipment, ingredients and various historic styles. Download the MP3 File – Right Click and “Save As” to […]

English Pale Ale Recipes

by Brad Smith on June 1, 2009 · 4 comments

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English Pale Ale is a classic beer style and a personal favorite of mine. This week we take a look at how to brew this classic style at home including the history of the style, formulation of recipes and brewing of English Pale Ale.

Cream Ale Recipes – Beer Styles

by Brad Smith on April 4, 2009 · 2 comments

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Cream Ale is a distinctly American beer style that is refreshing and smooth. This week we take a look at brewing Cream Ale recipes. Cream Ale has enjoyed a resurgence recently as many microbreweries have taken up the style and even improved upon commercial versions.

Bock and Doppelbock Beer Recipes – Beer Styles

by Brad Smith on February 22, 2009 · 17 comments

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Bock beer is a classic German lager that is smooth and very drinkable. Traditionally bock was brewed in Winter, so it is appropriate for a winter beer article. This week we take a look at some bock beer recipes and how to brew the classic Bock beer style. History of Bock Bock traces its origins […]