Category: Beer

  • Keeping Light Beer Interesting: Brewing a Japanese-Style Rice Lager

    Keeping Light Beer Interesting: Brewing a Japanese-Style Rice Lager

    Over the last few years, I’ve worked on brewing an enjoyable light-colored, drinkable, lager. I’m trying to craft a beer that a fan of Budweiser or Coors would enjoy but with a more unique flavor profile. The first challenge, and it’s a big one, is making a quality light lager. Light lagers have nothing to […]

  • Brewing an Oak Aged Sour Beer (Part 1)

    Brewing an Oak Aged Sour Beer (Part 1)

    I gave up alcohol for Lent, an unfortunate sacrifice when you brew beer as a hobby. While I am not drinking beer, I like to keep a batch fermenting and did not give up making alcohol, just drinking it (sorry, I’m a lawyer). To avoid the disappointing circumstance of brewing a beer that’s past its […]

  • Garage Pilsner – Brewing a Lager on a Budget

    Garage Pilsner – Brewing a Lager on a Budget

    For as long as I have brewed, the thought of making a lager has loomed large in my mind. Like most home brewers, I started out with a snobbish aversion to lager generally. Few get into home brewing with the intent of cloning Bud Light. I wanted to make the coveted flavorful ales absent from […]