Being new and trying to take in as much as I can, I am noticing that there are quite a few terms here I don't quite understand. I will use the search function as needed, but as a newbie, I figure I would just put it out there. Eventually, my hope is to get into a all grain brewing situation, with maybe a little home spot where friends and family can come hang out and pick from a few on tap. But that is so far away right now, I understand I have a lot to learn. Anyway, I am enjoying a brew for lunch and was just cruising thru the recipes on the AHA web site. Cheers to all, and thanks to all who have helped me so far in my journey.
So, here is something I have been wondering. I am mostly an IPA guy, but have been thinking of branching out. I see so many different styles and recipes, I am curious what everyone's opinion is for where I should go next as a primarily IPA drinker?
Don’t be afraid to ask to define a term. We all understand there are brewers at various stages along the journey that frequent these pages and there’s no shame in asking.
I loosely follow this framework for my brewing throughout the year. You can sub in/out styles that interest you.
Winter Beer Styles – Beers to Brew in Fall, Drink in Winter:
* Holiday Ales
* Christmas/Winter Beer
* Stouts, Porters and other Dark Beers
* Barley Wine (needs long aging – start a year or more in advance)
* Scotch Ale
* Old Ale
Spring Beer Styles – Beers to Brew in Winter, Drink in Spring
* Irish Ale and Irish Stout
* Green Beer for St Patty’s Day
* Blonde Ale
Summer Beer Styles – Beers to Brew in Spring, Drink in Summer
* Cream Ale
* Steam Beer – California Common
* Kolsch Beer
* Summer Ales
Fall Beer Styles – Beers to Brew in Summer, Drink in the Fall
* English Pale Ale
* Brown Ales
* Harvest Ale
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