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Benedictus Gruit Ale

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This recipe is featured in the November/December 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.

Recipe courtesy Travis Rupp and Avery Brewing Co. Reworked from Travis Rupp’s Ales of Antiquity Series at Avery Brewing Co.

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American IPA

Honey Squished IPA

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This recipe is featured in the November/December 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.

This New England-style India pale ale has accents of honey from the grain bill and comes to us courtesy of Bob Negro of the Central Alabama Brewers Society (CABS). Check out Bob’s Last Drop article in this issue to learn how this Alabama homebrew club is introducing newcomers to our wonderful hobby.

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Mild

Charlie’s Visionary Mild

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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!

From AHA founder and recipe creator Charlie Papazian:

"I recently formulated a new beer called Visionary Mild. Its a mild light brown ale brewed with a relatively new type of crystal malt made by Simpsons called Double Roasted Crystal (DRC) malt, 120°L. It's a crystalized caramel malt of a similar genre as Belgian maltster Castle Malting's Special B and U.S. maltster Briess's Roasted Caramel Malts. All of them add a degree of mildly sweet, dark caramel along with raisin, prune, and dried fruit-like complexity to beer.

"Also significant in the recipe is the traditional English brown malt, which lends an unusual toasted, but not sweet, dryness to beers. If you are formulating beers that tend to head in the direction of sweet and fruity, a bit of brown malt has a good counter-balancing effect on the overall impression of drinkability.

"Traditional English hops are used in order to not overshadow the malt character; in other words, I'm not trying to overpower this beer with American citrus and fruity hop character. I personally have access to home cultivated transplanted wild hops, which with late hopping lend a mild protein-like deliciousness to beer (umami). American Crystal hops or UK East Kent Goldings are also good options for dry hopping. Avoid some of the traditional English ale yeast strains that tend to create diacetyl; it will collide with the malt complexity in this beer. American Ale yeast is a cleaner and better option."

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Baltic Porter

“Storm Surge” Baltic Porter

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The following recipe appears in "The Winners Circle: 18th Annual Peach State Brew Off" by Amahl Turczyn in the July/August 2011 issue of Zymurgy magazine.

This Baltic Porter is complex but well worth the wait, per its creator Ryan Stansbury with the Brewmasters of Alpharetta homebrew club. With this recipe and a meticulous process, he won best of show at the 2011 Peach State Brew Off in Atlanta, GA.

Brewers Notes "There are two keys to brewing this beer. The first is the malt bill. It's fairly complex, and for that reason some patience is required. In my experience, the more complex the grain bill, the more conditioning the beer needs for the flavors to meld. I also recommend sourcing the debittered dark malts to keep the roastiness restrained. The other key is fermentation. The strain of yeast is largely unimportant and can be either lager or ale as long as esters are restrained. I used an ale yeast that ferments cleanly at lower temperatures just because it was available. The recipe is also fairly dry for the style, which is a personal preference, so just look for yeast that ferments cleanly, attenuates well, and can handle the higher ABV."

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American IPA

Tropical Haze New England IPA

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[This recipe is featured in the January/February 2018 issue of Zymurgy magazine.]

Recipe by Mark Pasquinelli

One of the first homebrews I made on my brew stand was a New England IPA. I’d been dying to jump headfirst into the style. Tropical Haze IPA has everything you could want: a soft and juicy mouthfeel, smooth hop bitterness, and tons of citrusy and tropical aromas and flavors from late additions of Citra, Mosaic, and Azacca hops.

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American Amber Ale

Alright Already Amber

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The following recipe appears in "2009 GABF Pro-Am Competition" by Amahl Turczyn from the January/February 2010 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Join the American Homebrewers Association and enjoy access to all Zymurgy recipes.

Homebrewer Jim Yeager teamed up with O'Fallon Brewery for this 2009 Great American Beer Festival Pro-Am competition entry. Their amber ale collaboration "Alright Already Amber" earned the silver medal!

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Imperial IPA

The Big Hopper Imperial IPA

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This recipe is featured in "Winners Circle: 2010 Wizard of SAAZ" by Amahl Turczyn in the May/June 2010 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.

Matt Huber wanted something big and hoppy; he definitely achieved that with this Imperial IPA recipe. As the winner of the 2010 Wizard of SAAZ homebrew competition, The Big Hopper has proven taste bud pleasing powers.

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Dark Lager

1879 Kulmbacher Export

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Courtesy Ron Pattinson

In the early days of lager brewing outside its traditional central European home, several regional Bavarian styles were imitated abroad. One of these was Kulmbacher.

Even Heineken used to brew this style of strong, hoppy, very dark lager. But for some reason it quickly fell out of fashion and is today virtually unknown as a style. Which is a shame as I’m sure its bold flavors would go down well with modern drinkers. You could think of it as a Münchener on steroids.

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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Munich Dunkel

1834 Augsburger Lagerbier

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Courtesy Andreas Krennmair

The main difference of Augsburger beer lies in the process of how it was made: instead of following the typical Bavarian decoction mash, historic sources describe a unique method that was only practiced in this form in Augsburg.

In addition to the different approach to mashing, the beer was also treated differently when filled into casks: as in other parts of Bavaria, the wooden casks in Augsburg were pitched. But while in other regions the pitch was allowed to cool down, in Augsburg the beer was filled into the casks when the pitch is still burning hot. This was said to give the beer of Augsburg its peculiar flavor that distinguished it from the rest of Bavaria.

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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Sour Ale

Inadweissable Florida Weisse

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Contributed by Chris Hart, head brewer at Blackadder Brewing Company

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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Sour Ale

Halpatter Florida Weisse

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Traditional Berliner weisse style with Florida fruits. Contributed by Johnny Frazier, Halpatter Brewing Co.

If you can’t source mayhaw berries, you can substitute cranberries, as they are similar in flavor.

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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