How to make a great Altbier (German Ale)

How to make a great Altbier (German Ale)

I’ve made several alt style beers for my neighborhood parties. I always am asked “what kind of beer is this”, which is quickly met with blank stares when I call it an “alt” style beer. In fact, I received so many blank stares at park parties I eventually relented and...
How to make a Stella Artois homebrew clone

How to make a Stella Artois homebrew clone

A friend of mine was planning a big celebration for her daughter’s one year birthday and she wanted me to make the beer for the party. If you’ve been to a birthday party for a one year old, you’ll understand why you need the beer. Of course I said yes because I like...

How to make a Key Lime Wit beer

If you’re paying attention at all to the beer world you’ve probably heard the lawsuit InBev and Labatts has brought against Ontario-based Brick Brewing for copyright infringement.  Here’s how Brick Brewing has allegedly infringed on InBev’s...
How to make an ESB (Extra Special/Strong Bitter)

How to make an ESB (Extra Special/Strong Bitter)

I remember travelling to England for the first time.  I landed in Gatwick about 7 am local time.  Completely jetlagged, I barely knew where I was, but to “adjust” to the European time zone I needed to stay awake for the rest of the day.  How do I stay up?  I headed...