14: Neil FitzGerald, Homebrewer

Neil FitzGerald started out in his homebrew pursuits the way many people do: with recipes and techniques he learned among friends. After a couple of decades, he decided to upgrade to all-grain brewing in a dedicated kitchen in his basement. We discuss Neil’s evolution as a homebrewer and his...

8: Interview with Scott Russell, The Homebrew Guru

Scott Russell has been involved in home-brewing for over 30 years. From a chance experience with his first beer-making kit, Scott’s exploration of brewed beverages has led to roles as home-brew store manager, brew club organizer, author, and teacher. Join me for a chat with The Homebrew Guru himself...

Homebrew Video Tasting “Fruit Hoptail” Pale Ale

In this video, Rick and Sarah taste the first of the two beers made using the parti-gyle method of brewing. Rick explains the differences between this beer and the To Huell With It brew we tasted last week. In the pale ale version, Huell Melon hops lend a lovely...

Homebrew Tasting of a Belgian Ale Called “To Huell With It”

While Belgian Ale is a style that’s often enjoyed during the warmer months, this effervescent and refreshing beverage can be the perfect accompaniment to rich holiday feasts. In the video, Rick and Sarah taste the second beer from the Parti-gyle brew day that Rick did a few weeks ago....

Initiation into home brewing

When Rick first started experimenting with home-brew in the early 1990’s, the available resources weren’t what they are today: no local home-brew store, no internet resources, no small craft breweries releasing recipe clones of their beers. Since moving to Vermont, brewing as a hobby has become much more accessible...

4: Brocklebank Craft Brewing: Beyond pale ale

Ben Linehan knows what he likes: crafting easy-drinking beers with subtle flavors; brewing on a small-scale and part-time basis; keeping his beer and his community involvement engaged on a local scale. Join us for a conversation with Ben and Anne Linehan, the husband and wife team behind Brocklebank Craft...

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...

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...

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