Talk About My Beer Blog

Brewer’s Bout – Year long competition

You need to challenge yourself to improve your skills, no matter what it is. To improve my skills a a brewer I signed up to participate in the inaugural season of the “Brewer’s Bout’...

Coming Back Soon

I recently attended HomeBrewCon 2017 in my hometown of Minneapolis and was inspired to take back up my keyboard and restart this blog. So look for more: Beer Recipes Beer Reviews Homebrew Tasting Notes...

Pathos – The IPA

The (not so) humble IPA is a real tricky beer to make. Don’t get me wrong, brewing an IPA from an existing recipe can be done, but trying to develop your own recipe is...

Hop Test – 007: The Golden Hop

Back at the hops again, this time a hop I knew nothing about but just had to try it: 007: The Golden Hop To quote the supplier, Yakima Valley Hops, “Complex fruity aromas of...

Brett Mikkel’s IPA

What do you get when you cross the heavy metal brewers from Surly with the gypsy Danish brewer Mikkel Bjergsø ? You get Brett Mikkel’s IPA, an all Brettanomyces fermented beer. A brett IPA...

Hop Test – Polaris Pale Ale

Did I say I had a problem with buying hops… yes, yes I did. But it’s a good problem to have. The next hop in my series of single hop pale ales is Polaris....

Hop Test – Apollo Pale Ale

I’ve said previously I love ordering hops and a recent grab bag order resulting in 2 hops I hadn’t used before: Apollo and Polaris. For this hop test brew I choose the Apollo hops....

Hop Test – Pale Ale

I have to admit I have a problem. I love to pick out hops. When I order I usually get pound because at that quantity they are much more affordable. I also love to...

Cask English IPA

On a recent trip to Ohio I picked up a couple bottles of Three Floyds Blackheart, an English style IPA lightly aged on oak. The oak is very slight, not even strong enough to...

Russian Imperial Mashup – DarkaPhuKov

Sometimes it’s a challenge to find what to brew. First challenge is picking out the style you want to brew. Sometime this is easier to do based on competitions and club challenges. Sometimes its...