Homebrew Beer Recipes

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Belgian Golden Strong Ale

The Blue Devils BGSA

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The following recipe appears in the article "Style Spotlight: Belgian Golden Strong Ale" by Amahl Turczyn, featured in the July/August 2016 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Join the American Homebrewers Association and access the Zymurgy magazine digital archive!

As with many Belgian beers, this homebrew recipe achieves maximum fermentability from a lengthy, slow-ramped mash schedule and the use of sugar as an adjunct. The light palate, despite it's formidable strength, lends to a bone-dry finish that allows the small amount of hops used to really come forward in this well-balanced beer.

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Russian Imperial Stout

The Kernel Imperial Brown Stout, London 1856

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The following recipe was originally featured in "London Area Brewers Go Pro" by Mark Dredge in the September/October 2013 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Join the American Homebrewers Association to gain access to the Zymurgy magazine online archive!

From The Kernel brewery in London, Evin O'Riordin created this version of a typical British style imperial stout that is now sought after all over the world. The British imperial stout led to the famous Russian imperial stout style that we know today.

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American Pale Ale

The Charlie Citrus Pale Ale

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Ask any professional brewer how they got started and chances are they’ll mention a homebrew kit.

Kevin Ryan had just that sort of beginning when his fiancée Meredith gifted him a beermaking kit for Valentine’s Day. That kit was the seed that would eventually flourish into Service Brewing Company in Savannah, Georgia. Today, Kevin and Meredith brew and serve craft beer to thirsty patrons while also raising awareness and support for our nation’s veterans and first responders, a cause very important to Kevin who is a West Point graduate and former Army commander.

To celebrate their homebrew roots during American Craft Beer Week 2018, the Service Brewing crew decided to brew a beer in honor of the man who helped guide Kevin down the path of beer making: our own Charlie Papazian! Charlie’s book The Complete Joy of Homebrewing was one of the first brewing books Kevin cracked into, and it kick-started his journey into the world of professional brewing.

The recipe, aptly named “The Charlie,” is a citrus pale ale (CPA… Charlie Papazian… get it?) with a hefty dose of hops and an addition of pink guava. This hop-forward ale will satiate even the hoppiest of hop-heads, and the pink guava puree adds a little extra somethin’-somethin’ to keep your palate excited. And, of course, this recipe includes a hefty helping of relaxation, since Charlie would have it no other way!

Service Brewing Company will tap and pour The Charlie during American Craft Beer Week 2018 (May 14–20, 2018). Find out more about American Craft Beer Week on CraftBeer.com.

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Service Brewing Company is a small and independent craft brewery.

More than 6,000 operating breweries exist in the U.S., and 98 percent are considered small and independent. Service Brewing Company is one of these small and independent craft breweries.

When you’re shopping for beer, look for the independent craft brewer seal. You’ll spot it in a variety of places, including on packaging and labels, at events, on tap handles, menus and websites. This seal signifies a brewery as being small and independent.

Learn more about small and independent craft breweries on CraftBeer.com.

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Russian Imperial Stout

13th Day Imperial Stout

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With a little over a year of brewing under her belt, Canadian homebrewer Chelsea Tessier came out on top in the 2018 Roxy Memorial Iron Brewer competition for her 13th Day Imperial Stout recipe. "I was on my thirteenth day of 18-hour shifts, and I was exhausted," Tessier laughed when asked about the curious name.

The competition is held annually by the Edmonton Homebrewers Guild (EHG) and is named in honor of late EHG member Roxy Hastings. Hastings was known for homebrewing “imperial” versions of just about every style, so the competition fittingly focuses on high-gravity homebrew.

Despite being new to the scene, Tessier has dived into homebrewing headfirst, racking up multiple medals in BJCP-sanctioned competitions, and even remodeling her kitchen to fit her homebrew needs. Shortly after being bitten by the pesky “homebrew bug,” Tessier began modifying her kitchen to make it more conducive to brewing. First it was replacing the microwave with a hood fan. Then it was resurfacing the counter tops that became battle-scarred from brew days. It culminated with a brand new stove, after the old one took a beating. “All in the name of brewing,” Tessier shares.

By day, Tessier is a microbiologist working for an environmental company performing exotoxicology work (testing live aquatic organisms for toxicity in effluent samples). This background in science fuels a lot of Tessier's interests in mastering the art of making beer at home. “There are infinite amounts of knowledge to be learned and put into practice, so I never find myself getting disinterested in homebrewing,” she shares.

Have an interesting story about a homebrewer, club, or event? Email duncan@brewersassociation.org

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Premium American Lager

Rocky Raccoon’s Honey Lager

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The following recipes appear in the July/August 2016 issue of Zymurgy magazine and are based off of a recipe originally published in The Complete Joy of Homebrewing by Charlie Papazian.

This is one of Charlie Papazian's most popular homebrew recipes. "It's a classic," Papazian shared with Zymurgy magazine. "Hundreds of homebrewers have won awards in competitions for their renditions of this beer."

The honey lager takes it's name from a track of the same name on The Beatle's White Album. The song was an earworm of Charlie's ever since his parents brought him back the record from England in 1968. "To this day, ["Rocky Raccoon"] is high in my humming repertoire."

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Dry Stout

Dusty Mud Irish-Style Stout

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The following recipes appear in the November/December 2000 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Six issues of Zymurgy magazine are published annually and are included in American Homebrewers Association (AHA) membership, along with access to the online digital archive.

Charlie Papazian shares the following about his Dusty Mud Irish-style stout recipe:

"Dusty Mud revisits the simplicity with which we can brew. After 7-14 days of fermentation you will discover that it tastes great at bottling time! A smooth stout with the hints of caramel, roasted barley and cocoa we seek in stout perfection. Unless you ferment at higher temperatures, you'll find this stout expressive of only a hint of fruitiness. Smooth as silk and easy drinking. Try cans of quality malt extract syrup with your favorite yeast and quality specialty malts and hops. And then with complete satisfaction, introduce a friend to the simplicity and pride of homebrewing."

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American Pale Ale

Oregon Super Dank

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Oregon native ingredient American pale ale.

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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Saison

Grisette de Saison

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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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Saison

Ordinary Grisette

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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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