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This beer recipe is featured in the January/February 2020 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Join the American Homebrewers Association or start your 30-day free trial to access the Zymurgy digital archive and other exclusive member benefits!

Bière de miele with blood orange zest and juice. Recipe courtesy J. K. Bywaters.

Over the years, I’ve made several snowmelt beers. Saisons have been the go-to (including a dark saison d’hiver), but I’ve also made a snowmelt bitter and the braggot detailed below.

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Little Red Bird Braggot

This beer recipe is featured in the July/August 2015 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Join the American Homebrewers Association or start your 30-day free trial to access the Zymurgy digital archive and other exclusive member benefits!

This extra special recipe, courtesy of Gravity Brewing in Louisville, Colo., is a delicious ESB that's a perfect levity for thawing out after all those dark winter brews. Go more in depth into evaluation for this beer by reading "The Path to Cloning" by Amahl Turczyn (Zymurgy, Jul/Aug 2015) for tips and tricks for brewing your favorite craft beer.

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Newtonian ESB

Majestic Sea Cow, an American pale ale, earned James Zorn and his brew team the title of champion in the 2019 Capitol Hill Staff Homebrew Competition hosted by the American Homebrewers Association.

Zorn shared the following on his blog about the beer:

Earlier this year, I joined a great new group of coworkers on Capitol Hill. Within weeks, we had made plans to enter into the Capitol Hill Home-brew Competition, but weren't sure what to brew. In true democratic fashion, we setup to do an extensive tasting of styles to choose one that truly represents the people - or at least the handful of us in the office. While not unanimous, the group enjoyed citrusy new american hops and session strength. The natural choice was obvious - American Pale Ale.

But what to call this concoction? In a stroke of genius, we combined our Florida district connection (Manatees) with our committee assignments (Space) and voila The Majestic Sea Cow - Galaxy Hopped Pale Ale!

Michigan-based artist Sloe Gin Gizz (aka Nicole Ray) lent her "Space Manatee" illustration as the label.

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Majestic Sea Cow American Pale Ale

This beer recipe is featured in the January/February 2016 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Join the American Homebrewers Association or start your 30-day free trial to access the Zymurgy digital archive and other exclusive member benefits!

This strong, dark wheat beer recipe is sure to warm up your toes and your taste buds on a crisp night!

All quantities and specifications in the recipe are based on a nominal system extract efficiency of only 55% and a target original gravity of 24°P (1.101 SG). Your homebrew setup may perform better or worse with this substantial grain bill, so adjust quantities as needed for your expected efficiency.

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Dunkelweizendoppelbock