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Golden Goblet Gruit Ale

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This beer recipe is featured in the May/June 2011 issue of Zymurgy magazine.

Gruit takes on many forms, but these days it often simply denotes a beer brewed with herbs. These herbs can even take place of the usual beer ingredients, like hops.

Whether you're a homebrewer looking to experiment with flavors or a gardener wanting to bring your garden's bounty into the homebrew kettle, this gruit recipe is a great place to start.

Recipe by Steve Cook, Cookie Kaplan, and Nicolai Abramson of the Maltose Flacons homebrew club.

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Kaffee Vienna Lager

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Scott Sykes of Plymouth, MN, member of the Motley Brue, won a silver medal in Category #25: Spiced Beer with a Vienna Lager with coffee during the 2019 National Homebrew Competition Final Round in Providence, RI. Sykes’s Vienna Lager with coffee was chosen as the runner-up entry among 430 entries in the category. Read More

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Curse Stout

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This beer recipe is featured in the July/August 2019 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!

Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer (30A) – chocolate stout with Japones chiles

Recipe courtesy of Benjamin Pulley. Curse won best of show at the third annual Port City Plunder homebrew competition.

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Aztec-style Brown Ale

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This beer recipe appears 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!

In 1995, AHA founder Charlie Papazian penned a reflection of microbrewing history as it might have appeared in the 21st century. Charlie was looking forward to the new millennium, what it would bring for homebrewing and the beer industry, and how beer patrons would view the burgeoning new beer scene of the late 20th century.

With Charlie doing a bit of prediction for the remaining 5 years of the '90s, it seemed appropriate to develop a recipe that payed homage to a people who were also forward-thinking innovators: the Aztecs.

This Aztec-inspired beer recipe brings together ingredients customary to the native American culture with modern beer ingredients we use today. The resulting beer is a delicious brown ale with American character that stretches throughout history!

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Thyme Has Come Today IPA

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This spiced beer recipe was originally published in Brewing Eclectic IPA by Dick Cantwell.

Here's your chance to add a spicy twist to the classic IPA! Grab a handful of fresh thyme sprigs (the fancy word for a stem of thyme) and get brewing. Cantwell mentions that thyme works great by itself in this recipe, but it also combines well with other herbs and lots of fruits. Brew eclectic!

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Bourbon Piñon Wee Heavy

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Scotland to New Mexico by way of Kentucky.

This recipe is featured in the September/October 2018 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Six issues of Zymurgy magazine are published annually and are included in American Homebrewers Association (AHA) membership. Join the AHA to enjoy Zymurgy and many more member benefits.

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Corrales Piñon Porter

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Follow the basic recipe for a classic porter with the addition of piñon, or see the variation for a spiced twist.

This recipe is featured in the September/October 2018 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Six issues of Zymurgy magazine are published annually and are included in American Homebrewers Association (AHA) membership. Join the AHA to enjoy Zymurgy and many more member benefits.

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Smoked Pumpkin Saison

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This recipe was contributed by Mark Pasquinelli for the Jul/Aug 2018 issue of Zymurgy magazine.

This recipe is featured in the July/August 2018 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Six issues of Zymurgy magazine are published annually and are included in American Homebrewers Association (AHA) membership. Join the AHA to enjoy Zymurgy and many more member benefits.

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Caliente Tejano Pepper Cream Ale

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American cream ale with jalapeño chiles. Courtesy of Paul Holder and the Bay Area Society of Homebrewers.

Paul Holder, a founding member of the Bay Area Society of Homebrewers (BASH), has long enjoyed a blonde ale recipe originally plucked from the pages of Zymurgy six or seven years ago. BASH added a Tex-Mex twist by adding jalapeños to the mix. With the chiles and maize, this liquid bread is more like liquid jalapeño cornbread.

This recipe is featured in the July/August 2018 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Six issues of Zymurgy magazine are published annually and are included in American Homebrewers Association (AHA) membership. Join the AHA to enjoy Zymurgy and many more member benefits.

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Chrysanthemum Flower Tea Kölsch

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This recipe comes to us courtesy of Wichit Saiklao, founder of the Chitbeer brewery on Ko Kret island north of Bangkok. In the May/June 2018 Zymurgy issue’s online extra, “Fringe Brewing in Thailand,” Alex Gearhart relates the struggles homebrewers and would-be craft brewers face in a country where brewing, though not 100 percent legal, is enjoying a surge in popularity.

This recipe is featured in the May/June 2018 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Six issues of Zymurgy magazine are published annually and are included in American Homebrewers Association (AHA) membership. Join the AHA to enjoy Zymurgy and many more member benefits.

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