"Estupidamente Gelada" - While dominated by light lagers made by a few large companies, the craft beer scene has been developing and growing
Holiday gift - It’s a good way to handle your beer during travel to maintain maximum freshness.
Step Up Homebrewer - Become a rock star and prove you can brew with the best of the best.
CaraMunich - A last minute addition to add complexity by imparting a mildly toasty sweet flavor, and enhance the body and malty character
Key ingredients - An excellent surfactant, full disassembly of all dispensing components, and a proper rinsing scheme.
Great places - First hand experiences from this year's trip to Oktoberfest
Refining a medal winner - I think this recipe will be closer to a Munich Dunkle that you would drink in Germany by removing 50% of the Munich malt.
Ales vs Lagers - An overview of the process and discussion of the fine-tuning necessary to adhere to the style requirements of Vienna lagers
A few changes - By making adjustments in my final recipe I was trying to rotate my stock of ingredients so all will be used while they are in the proper freshness range.
Santa Clause - The 73 year old owner of Thomas Creek guided me to the sample rack, where I was happy to see the selection of coffee stout, pumpkin ale, Oktoberfest, and IPA
Back to recipes - I can think of no other ales that are lagered after fermentation, so this is an interesting process for this beer.
Oktoberfest - Even though it just passed it’s already time to start planning next year's trip.
Aecht Schlenferla Rauchbier - The Schlenkerla brewery in a pedestrian only area of the old town houses the best known Rauchbier brewery / restaurants
Touring Europe - Plan ahead by researching the breweries and beers that are local to the areas that you will be visiting
Pipeline of beer - Passing on the information that I researched because that’s where I am as you are reading this article
Beyond Oktoberfest - Profiling some of the largest, oldest, and most famous beer gardens and halls around the city
Plan ahead - Now is the time to determine the ingredients needed for the Fall brewing season
Fantasy Draft - Re-evaluating a beer brewed during the Spring, following additional aging and extra lagering