Kölsch

The Kölsch, with your annoying umlaut that I'm going to stop using now, is a beer brewers beer to drink and make. It's not a hoptacular IPA or a chocolaty, roasted alcohol bomb of a Russian Imperial Stout or a mouth puckering sour from beyond the pellicle. Rather it's light and delicate whose complexities only come out when you look for them.

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Nordic Wheat Beer

One of my dreams is to go to Norway and make traditional Norwegian Farmhouse beers, or, at the very least, get some kveik and brew some here. Thank's to White Labs, I finally got a chance to somewhat make my dreams come true with their WLP611 Nordic Yeast Blend.

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West Coast New England IPA

Living in San Diego for 7 years I learned one thing and only one thing: IPAs are bitter, crisp, dank, and clear. Living in New England for just over 1 year I've learned one thing and only one thing: IPAs are juicy, creamy, tropical, and hazy. So what does a boy who learned the ways of IPA through the mind of a West Coaster do when he finds himself living in the land of haze? Why brew an IPA that's bitter, creamy, dank, juicy, tropical, and hazy...that's what!

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Rauchbier

I like smoked foods, when I went vegan that love of smoked foods didn’t go away, but the foods I smoked did. So it should come as little surprise that I like smoked beers as well. I know many a beer geek who turns their taste buds away at the notion of smoked beers, but there’s something wonderful about rauchbiers. They’ve got a little bit of malt sweetness, a solid backbone of smoke, and a touch of bitterness to bring it all together. All the traditional rauchbiers I’ve had are super drinkable and surprisingly refreshing.

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Tart Cherry Porter

This beer is near and dear to my heart. It's one of the few beers that I make regularly (this'll be the 4th batch of it in 2+ years of brewing) and it's a beer that a lot of people seem to love. A few people have told me it's the best beer they've ever had, and while I understand tastes are subjective, there's no way that can be true. Don't get me wrong, it's a really, really, really good beer, but I'll never be smug enough to take that kind of praise without questioning their sanity.

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