Creamsicle Cream Ale

Creamsicle Cream Ale

Creamsicle Cream Ale

Back in April I asked Kellie from, www.princessandtheyardape.com, if she would be willing to do a guest post for my blog.  As a beer and cider kind of guy, I don’t know as much about wine, or at least not as much as I’d like to. I thought she would be perfect to drop some wine knowledge over on my blog. I was right! She did a great summer salad with a beautiful wine pairing. Back then I fully expected to be able to get my post for her done in a couple weeks, little did I know that this past summer was going to be one of the busiest I’ve had. I didn’t even get a chance to work on my own blog, let alone fulfill my long over due post for Kellie. So, here I am finally providing one for her with my Creamsicle Cream Ale Clone Recipe. 

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Illegally Blonde Irish Red: Stepping Up my Home Brew Game.

Illegally Blonde Irish Red: Stepping Up my Home Brew Game.

I’m proud of this beer. Not because it’s particularly amazing, but because it’s the first all grain recipe I developed that I didn’t completely screw up. I imagine it’s the same feeling parents get when they send their first born to college. Sure, he didn’t turn out the way they imagined… and yeah, maybe he’s majoring in Canadian studies, but dammit it’s their kid!  

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Black IPA

Black IPA

One type of beer I have developed a taste for since I started to home brew is IPA's. I can honestly say, I hated most of them before and I'm a little ashamed to admit that Alexander Keith's Hop series served as the gateway into the wonderful world of hops. The more I am exposed to the individual ingredients and as my knowledge of what they do in beer has grown so too, has my appreciation for them. Hops were, by and large, something I didn't know much about and didn't care to! 

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