American Pale Ale

Now this is the story all about how my life got flipped turned upside down and I’d like to take a minute just sit right there, I’ll tell you how I went about brewing my first APA.

Emergency Extract IPA

So as you may have read, my all in one system is currently out of action. But never fear, extract is here! I was going to make an American style IPA and I didn’t want all of those delicious hops to go to waste so I ordered some extract and just got on with it. […]

Slightly Red Ale tasting

A few weeks ago I played around brewing a beer with some Melanoidin and CaraRed to produce something that would hopefully have a nice red colour. Here is how it turned out.

Slightly Reddish-Brown Ale

Last Sunday was my first brew day since starting this blog and that’s quite exciting! I wanted to experiment with a couple of malts that I’ve not used before so I bought some CaraRed and some Melanoidin malt to make something a a bit red in colour but what we ended up with is definitely brown. That’s fine, every home brew is a bit of an experiment and I’m fairly confident that the beer will be delicious whatever happens.

Beer52: Craft beers delivered straight to your door

This week, I’ve been back in the UK. I decided that this is the perfect opportunity to try out Beer52, a monthly beer subscription operating in the UK. So how much does this delicious idea cost and what do you actually get for your money? Well what I have here is the 10 beer box, […]