blueberry amber ale

Blueberry Amber Ale Recipe

While I’m not a huge fruit beer fan, I was in MI last summer and we went blueberry picking. Ended up with about 13 lbs worth. After making all the blueberry flavored baking goods you could think of, decided to make a beer. Started with a  basic amber ale recipe, tweaked slightly and added 3 lbs of fresh blueberries to… Read more →

belgian wheat

All Grain Belgian Wit Recipe

This is a great summer beer. Kind of in the realm of Allagash White, but theirs is still better… for now! I’ve made it the last three summers in a row and have slightly improved each time. It’s light and refreshing. Plus, being a Belgian, you can ferment at a little  higher temps and still be OK flavor-wise. All Grain… Read more →

pumpkin spice cake

Pumpkin Spice Cake w/ Porter Mascarpone Frosting Recipe

This is one of my favorite holiday recipes. It was printed in Beer Advocate #33 Oct. 2009 and provided by Chef Sean Paxton. Paxton is also a home brewer and creator of After you check out the recipe, check out the rest of the site for more recipes, beer dinner menu ideas, and some homebrew recipes. Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Cake with… Read more →


Mexican Chocolate Stout Recipe

  6.5 lbs Maris Otter; Crisp info 1 lbs Chocolate; Crisp info .5 lbs Weyermann Carafa® II; Weyermann info .5 lbs Caramel Malt 120L; Briess info .75 lbs American Black Patent info .2 lbs Barley Flaked info .7 lbs Oats Flaked info 1.5 oz Willamette (Pellets, 4.7 %AA) boiled 60 min. info .5 oz Glacier (Pellets, 5 %AA) boiled 30 min. info .5 oz Willamette (Pellets, 4.7 %AA) boiled… Read more →

beer mustard

Easy Beer Mustard Recipe

Here’s a very simple beer mustard recipe you can whip up in minutes and use on sandwiches, brats, pretzels, or even the basis of a nice BBQ sauce for wings. I would suggest using a dark beer in the recipe below. The maltiness adds a nice level of complexity to the mustard. Used a smoked beer for some extra kick or… Read more →