Guzzle Bunny Pale Ale & American Ale Yeast Comparison

Better Beer in the New Year As we start the new year, lots of folks resolve to set new goals.  I think a lot of these may fail due to unrealistic expectations. Small (more realistic) goals may be less glamorous but are much more attainable. To improve my beer and hopefully gain more insights that […]

Tale of Two Ales: Pumpkin Porter and American Amber

Pumpkin Ales can be love/hate relationship for many craft beer drinkers. Personally, I love all things fall, including pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin scented candles, and … pumpkin beers.  In recent years, the commercial market has been saturated with this fall seasonal, and regrettably many of them are little more than amber ales with pumpkin pie […]

Oktoberfest: Beyond the Beer!

Oktoberfest is one of the world’s greatest celebrations of German beer, culture, and cuisine. Check out a brief history here, courtesy of wikipedia. But to honest, I’m more interested in the party! This year will be my parent’s 30th wedding anniversary, and instead of having an anniversary party, they enlisted me to put together an […]

Draft System Maintenance – “Quality is not an act, it is a habit”-Aristotle

Home brewers are a unique breed, often passionate about their craft but highly individual at the same time. Some may be meticulous in their precision while other adopt a more “fly by the seat of their pants” methodology. I’ll be the first to acknowledge that no two homebrewer’s are the same, and both metholdogies CAN […]

Big Ron’s Cabin Oatmeal Stout

This recipe was constructed for a very special trip this summer to my wife’s family cabin  outside of Jackson Hole, WY.  My father-in-law, Big Ron, has always been a fan of flavorful dark beers, so we set out to make a great stout that could be shared with the whole family. After years of experimenting […]