Rick Scully

Rick is a craft brewer, shepherd, gardener, photographer, writer, tech nerd, web developer, and all around good guy.

Tattoo You Two – SMaSH Beer

Home brewing doesn’t have to be difficult – this simple recipe is one of our favorites for beginners. One of the most interesting projects The Club decided to do this brew calendar is a SMaSH beer, with participants brewing the same recipe. One of the members developed the recipe and we are all charged with

CoCo Porter – Chocolate Beer at its Best

I like brewing beer, for sure, but I love brewing beer with friends even more. Too many cooks may spoil a stew, but they add something when it comes to beer. When our dear English friend Chris Mear said he would be visiting and bringing his fiancé who makes wine with him, I suggested we

Scully Summer SunSessionAle – Single Malt & Single Hop

Scully Summer SunSessionAle was brewed for our annual summer party. It was designed to be easy to brew, and at 4%, easy to drink over a long day. 5 lbs. Marris Otter (UK) 2-row malt 2.5 lbs Organic (CAN) 2-row malt Ideally I would have preferred to use all of one malt rather than mixing

Adrift: An Off-Course Porter

I first became aware of Edmund Fitzgerald Porter through Scott Russell‘s book North American Clone Brews. He and I were working together at the time, and he told me it was possibly his favorite American porter. A year or so later while visiting family in northwestern Pennsylvania — not too far from the beer’s home

Second Branch Ale ❤❤ Bell’s Two Hearted Ale Clone

Recently, I was reading a good friend’s beer blog, where he pondered the meaning of seasonal beers, and it helped light a fire under me to start brewing now when the conditions are good, in order to have beer in the winter when it can be a little more challenging to brew ales — which require

Anniversary Trip to Montreal, 2014

As a gift to ourselves for our 12th anniversary we decided to spend a long weekend — coinciding with the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend — in Montreal. We go to Montreal on average about once a year, always trying to do new things. This trip we decided that other than staying at our favourite hotel, we

Scully Summer SunSessionAle Homebrew Recipe!

This beer was brewed for our annual summer party. It was designed to be easy to brew, and at 4%, easy to drink over a long day. Ingredients 5 lbs. Marris Otter (UK) 2-row malt 2.5 lbs Organic (CAN) 2-row malt Ideally I would have preferred to use all of one malt rather than mixing

Double Sunshine Daydream Clone Recipe

This Imperial IPA recipe is based on a clone found on www.brewtoad.com. I have dubbed it “Double Sunshine Daydream” because I would be dreaming to believe I could come close to Sean’s masterpiece. I didn’t change the Brew Toad recipe up too much, other than using Citra with different AAU than the author’s source, and

Mondial de la Bière et Montréal – Beer Festival

The Gage Hill Crafts crew decided to take a mini vacation in Montréal last weekend for the Montreal Beer Festival, or as it is known there, Mondial de la Bière. This was also the first time Sarah’s mother Nancy had been to Montréal. In fact, it was the first time she had left the country