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This beer recipe is featured in "A Cuppa Beer: Using Coffee in Your Homebrew" by Matt Lange in the March/April 2010 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Join the American Homebrewers Association or start your 30-day free trial to access the Zymurgy online archive and other exclusive member benefits!
A coffee stout with actual espresso? Sounds like the perfect pick-me-up! This recipe uses a variety of specialty malts and real espresso for a complex, roasty character. For this stout, Lange prefers a standard espresso blend rather than a single-origin espresso.
When searching for the perfect holiday ale to brew, this Rogue Chocolate Stout clone begs for your attention. Found in July/August 2009 Zymurgy and created by Amahl Turczyn, this beer has won a laundry list of awards since 2000.
Many chocolate stouts seem to have acidic coffee flavors and end up falling short of real chocolate flavor. However, Rogue's Chocolate Stout is smooth, sweet and velvety, and tastes like a chocolate malted milkshake with slight hoppiness and bittersweet chocolate notes.
The allure of this beer comes down to the chocolate flavors, which makes it enjoyable for both the chocolate and beer lover. The sweet, creamy head gives way to a rich chocolate truffle finish. This beer pairs perfectly with desserts as it's balanced by plenty of roasty flavor and bitterness. We suggest pairing with a chocolate cheesecake, chocolate cream pie or other rich chocolate dessert.
Divesh Lakhi of Cedar Rapids, IA, won a bronze medal in Category #14: American Porter & Stout with an American Stout during the 2019 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Providence, RI. Lakhi’s American Stout was chosen as a top three entry among 304 entries in the category. Read More
This stout recipes comes courtesy of Matt Flaherty, an elite ultrarunner. When Flaherty isn't sneaking in a quick 100-mile jaunt, you can find him brewing beer at home and Mt. Brandon stout is one of his preferred post-run libations. It just goes to show, taking inspiration from your other hobbies can make for interesting homebrew recipes!
David Byer of Hot Springs, NC, member of the Mountain Ale and Lager Tasters (MALT), won a gold medal in Category #15: Strong Stout during the 2017 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Minneapolis, MN with the help of John O'Brien. Byer’s Strong Stout was chosen as the best among 366 final in the category. Read More
Chris O'Brien is a homebrewer with a mission. As co-owner of Seven Bridges organic brew supplies and author of Fermenting Revolution: How to Drink Beer and Save the World, O'Brien takes homebrewing to the next level by promoting the use of responsibly cultivated, organic ingredients.
"Making organic homebrew is no different than making regular homebrew," shared O'Brien in his article "Organic Fermentation is Sweeping the Nation" (March/April 2009 Zymurgy). "Just start with fresh, organic ingredients and the rest is the art and science of homebrewing--same as usual. The one big challenege is finding those ingredients."
Of course, if you can't get your hands on strictly organic ingredients, Stout Trousers--a deliciously hoppy American stout--can still be brewed with non-organic substitutes.
Now get out there and save the world one organic homebrew at a time!
This delicious coffee stout was featured in Nathan Watkins article, "Making Great Coffee Beer" in the Sept./Oct. 2012 Zymurgy magazine. Using a blend of French Roast, Sumatra and Ethiopian coffees, Watkins created the perfect beer to wake you up in the morning.
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Mike Feiertag of Cincinnati, OH, member of the Bloatarian Brewing League, won a gold medal in Category #13: Stout during the 2008 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Cincinnati, OH with the help of Jim Foster. Feiertag’s Stout was chosen as the best among 418 final round entries in the category. Read More