wild beer, sour beer, Fruit Beer

Pretty In Pink

Looking Pink

Here's a beer a long time in the making. I brewed the base beer for this a year and a half ago as part of a split batch with a Belgian wit. While the wit was fermented with a yeast harvested from some La Trappe Witte, the half which became…

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Funky Saison - Tasting

Picture of beer

I like to set aside a few bottles of the beers I brew for keeping, particularly if I expect something interesting to happen to the beer as it ages. Sour and funky beers are some of the most interesting to hold onto as the slow-moving microbes will often change the…

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recipes, brettanomyces, wild beer, Tasting, stout, imperial stout

Big Sexy Beast

the grist

I find a lot of the commercially brewed imperial souts to be far too sweet and cloying. In designing this recipe I therefore wanted to balance the inevitable sweetness that comes with a really big beer with enough hops to ensure that it did not taste like drinking alcoholic treacle…

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brettanomyces, old ale, Tasting

Death and Gravity - Tasting

Death and Gravity Glass

It's been quite a while since I last wrote anything on here. I've been pretty busy, but I have also brewed some interesting beers. Perhaps then it's appropriate to write about a beer that I brewed in August last year and bottled in June this year. Death and Gravity is…

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recipes, brettanomyces, wild beer, saison

Brett Clausenii Saison

cooling wort

Here's a beer that I finally got round to brewing after having the idea knocking around in my head for a fair few months. The basic premise is very simple and not hugely original, to augment the spicy flavours produced by a saison yeast (Wyeast 3711 in this case) with…

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