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Chipotle Porter

I have been brewing chili beers for the last 18 years. My first chili beer took 3rd at a home brew competition. Many types of chilies can be used, fresh or dried. Depending on the type and amount used will determine how much of a bite the beer will have. The smokiness of the chipotles will complement the base porter recipe. Enjoy with BBQ, burgers, or spicy Oriental foods.
Brew Date: 
04/10/2011
Brewed By: 
Mark Poliner, Kent Fletcher, Patrick Matthews, Adam Guant, Deanne Davis, Anthony Bautista
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Golden Goblet Gruit Ale

Gruit ales are an ancient brew, that were and are made without hops, instead they would use herbs. Gruits were brewed all over the European continent between 700 and 1700 AD. The typical Gruit herbs, the three most used were, Yarrow (flowers and stems), Marsh or Wild Rosemary, and Myrica or Sweet Gale. The main reason that the Gruit Herbs were replaced by hops in brewing was that hops were a better antiseptic, meaning that they retarded the growth of bacteria and preserved the ale longer then the herbs did. Remember that there was no refrigeration in those days and a batch of brew would last only so long with just alcohol and the herbs or even the hops to prevent spoilage. The other very significant difference between hops and Gruit herbs is that the hops have a sedative value to them (they make you sleepy) and the Gruit herbs have psychoactive properties that wake you up. That is why we always heard the tales that during the renaissance they would have great bawdy parties for days on end (wait, that’s what the Falcons do, never mind). This Gruit won the Gold medal at the 2011 Doug King Memorial Competition as well as coming in 1st runners up to Best of Show in that Comp. I think this was the best Gruit that I have ever brewed and I have brewed 21 of them.
Brew Date: 
12/04/2010
Brewed By: 
Steve Cook, Cookie Kaplan, Nicolai Abramson
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Falcon's Gyre

A new hop blend was released in honor of fallen brewer Glen Falconer. The American blend is oriented toward west pales and IPAs, so who am I to argue? This one is a Rye IPA.
Brew Date: 
04/06/2011
Brewed By: 
Drew Beechum
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Dopplebock

Dopplebock
Brew Date: 
01/18/2011
Brewed By: 
John Aitchison, Bill Heath, John Rasmussen, Chris Moon
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Glen Heather Scottish Export

I got the idea for this beer after reading the book Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers, and the Scottish heather beer Froach. This beer is malty with a pleasing bitterness, and a spicy/fruity floral aroma from the dried heather flowers. It is one of the favorites I rotate on tap at home.
Brew Date: 
09/09/2009
Brewed By: 
Diane Van Wagner
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End of the Rainbow Irish Red

This was originally brewed for the 2010 April shop brew. I brewed up a second batch a couple of months later at home. This beer won Best of Show at the 2010 Octoberfest Competition. It is very malty with mild bitterness and little hop flavor or aroma. It has a pleasing red color from the small addition of roasted barley added to the grist.
Brew Date: 
07/13/2010
Brewed By: 
Diane Van Wagner
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Wickedly Witty Ginger

This is my Belgian White Ale with an addition of dried ginger. The ginger adds a nice spice that compliments the corriander and bitter orange peel. It is very refreshing anytime, and I have requests to keep it on tap all the time.
Brew Date: 
05/08/2010
Brewed By: 
Diane Van Wagner
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English Mild

I've brewed this beer many times and it has placed in every competition I have entered it in. I brew this beer twice a year because it doesn't stick around very long, it is a favorite around my house.
Brew Date: 
01/15/2011
Brewed By: 
Craig Frump
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Survivor Pale Ale

Our Family and Friends have been watching and betting on the Survivor winners for years. This is the beer we drink on this occasion Two kegs end up empty before each season is over. A medium body Pale Ale with late hops and an aroma that doesn't quit. This recipe survives in repeat rotation at my house.
Brew Date: 
01/22/2011
Brewed By: 
Larry Gonsalves
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Dougweiser

Budweiser clone, recipe formulated by Doug King. Why make a homebrew that tastes like Budweiser you ask? Valid question my frend and heres the answer. The challenge. This beer is difficult to make because of the double mash going on at the same time. (the rice and the grain) Pain in the arse! Keg's of this beer go quick.
Brew Date: 
01/01/2011
Brewed By: 
Rick Burnside
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