XXX Malt Liquor

Style: Specialty Beer Volume: 5 gallons Brew Date: August 22nd, 2010 Bottle Date: November 2nd, 2010 Recipe: http://hopville.com/recipe/398939/specialty-beer-recipes/xxx-malt-liquor My attempt at a very high alcohol content “light” beer. It turned out to be more like a barley wine, but I left it in secondary a long time. Inspired by my 30th birthday, I wanted a…

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Dirty Man Old Ale

Style: American Pale Ale Volume: 5 gallons Brew Date: August 14th, 2010 Bottle Date: September 12th, 2010 Recipe: http://hopville.com/recipe/397612/old-ale-recipes/dirty-man-old-ale Brewed for my 30th birthday, Dirty Man Old Ale is my first attempt at a higher alcohol content style. Old ales have always been a favorite, so I thought I would give it a shot. My…

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Love Potion Pale Ale

Style: American Pale Ale Volume: 5 gallons Brew Date: July 11th, 2010 Bottle Date: July 27th, 2010 Recipe: http://hopville.com/recipe/397555/american-pale-ale-recipes/love-potion-pale-ale Brewed during the end of raspberry season and during a time in my life where there was a _lot_ of love going around. My experiment with fresh fruit in the secondary imparted a lot of scent…

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Xtra Pale Ale

Style: American India Pale Ale Volume: 5 gallons Brew Date: April 23rd, 2010 Bottle Date: May 7th, 2010 Recipe: http://hopville.com/recipe/310829/american-ipa-recipes/xtra-pale-ale The XPA is my response the Black IPA style that is very popular in the Portland microbreweries right now. It has lighter malts than a standard IPA yet still retains the same amount of hops….

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Brass Monkey Belgian

Style: Saison Volume: 5 gallons Brew Date: March 25th, 2010 Bottle Date: April 7th, 2010 Recipe: http://hopville.com/recipe/193255/saison-recipes/brass-monkey-belgian My idea for the Brass Monkey Belgian originated from the Beastie Boys song “Brass Monkey.” The original Brass Monkey is made by drinking a 40oz. of your favorite malt liquor to the top of the label, then filling…

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Mr. Binger’s Ale of Ginger

Style:Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer Volume:5 gallons Brew Date: February 21st, 2010 Bottle Date: March 21st, 2010 Recipe: http://hopville.com/recipe/193476/spice-herb-or-vegetable-beer-recipes/mr-bingers-ale-of-ginger Mr. Binger’s is my first attempt at a Ginger Ale. I used a lot of ginger because I like a strong ginger flavor. Using brown and cane sugar gives the ale a cider like carbonation quality….

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Pipe Weed Pale Ale

Style:American Pale Ale Volume:5 gallons Brew Date: February 7th, 2010 Bottle Date: February 25th, 2010 Recipe: http://hopville.com/recipe/193473/american-pale-ale-recipes/pipe-weed-pale-ale Pipe Weed Pale Ale is my first attempt at brewing with marijuana. I got a bum bag and decided rather than smoke some subpar weed, I could just brew it into some beer. Interesting flavor. Definitely a Pale…

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Reflecting Pool Pale Ale

Style:American Pale Ale Volume:5 gallons Brew Date: January 24th, 2010 Bottle Date: February 11th, 2010 Recipe: http://hopville.com/recipe/193470/american-pale-ale-recipes/reflecting-pool-pale-ale Reflecting Pool Pale Ale is my attempt at a clone of Mirror Pond Pale Ale by Deschutes Brewery. This recipe is dedicated to my brother-in-law Kirk Brohman. It’s his favorite brew. Very close to the original. Tasty, well…

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Czech Your Head Lager

Style:Standard American Lager Volume: 5 gallons Brew Date: January 17th, 2010 Bottle Date: February 2nd, 2010 Recipe: http://hopville.com/recipe/169176/standard-american-lager-recipes/czech-your-head-lager Based off of a Pilsner Urquell clone and real crowd pleaser. There’s definitely going to be a second incarnation of this! Bright, clean, fresh taste. Very clear with a tight white head. The colder served the better….

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North Portland Ale

Style: American India Pale Ale Volume: 5 gallons Brew Date: January 2nd, 2010 Bottle Date: January 14th, 2010 Recipe: http://hopville.com/recipe/158928/american-ipa-recipes/north-portland-ale Based off of one of my favorite IPAs, Lagunitas, this is a well hopped and medium malt body. Not too alcoholic and can be used as a session IPA. Named after my neighborhood: North Portland,…

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