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Widmer Brothers W’11 KGB Russian Imperial Stout

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This is a pretty good ale.  Even though It has 9.3% alcohol by volume the first one went down pretty smooth.  Og course i have been pretty happy with the annual Widmer W beers.

This was available in 12 oz. bottles at Fred Meyer’s in Federal Way.

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Written by dan

January 14, 2011 at 19:40

Posted in Brews

What’s in my beer stash right now

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Earlier I mumbled something about home brewing my own ale.  If you’re interested, this is what is currently in my ale cellar right now.

http://www.breworganic.com/organicLegacyDIPAmashextract.aspx

In this case I used the dry yeast, and it still is better than many of the commercial IPAs out there.

Written by dan

July 29, 2010 at 21:53

Posted in Brews, Muckin about

Homebrew 101

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Here’s the link.  I have not tried the recipie, but Alton Brown hits all the keypoints.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vlv1wBy7Z5w&feature=related

Over fifteen years ago the best book out there was The New Complete Joy of Home Brewing by Charlie Papazian (ISBN 0-380-76366-4.) This is the one I learned from.

Written by dan

July 29, 2010 at 20:33

Posted in Books, Brews

8-4-1 Expedition

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Red Hook’s 8-4-1 Expedition is a good ale to start this post on.  It reminds me of the honey flavored brews I made several years ago.  Although it’s definitely much better than anything I have made at home.  It even comes in an easy-to-clean reusable bottle for my next home brew.

Written by dan

July 29, 2010 at 19:23

Posted in Brews