Win This Just Released Homebrewing Book

I’m excited to announce a new book that I had a hand in writing: Craft Beer for the Homebrewer

Last spring I was approached to help out with a homebrewing book and leapt at the offer. I joined a great beer team of Michael Agnew, Denny Conn, Matthew Schaefer, and Jordan Wiklund. The book just came out and yes I’m pretty biased, but I’m sure everyone who buys it will agree that it’s fantastic.

It’s essentially a “clone brew” book, but much better than that. The recipes came from the actual brewers. The other authors and I worked with the brewers to adapt the recipes to a five-gallon homebrew batch.The result? You can brew some of America’s favorite commercial beers on your own.

I don’t see the table of contents listed anywhere so I’ll go ahead and tell you that there are 38 recipes in the book including such favorites as: Odell 90 Shilling, Stone Levitation Ale, Lagunitas Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale, Funkwerks Saison, Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat, and The Bruery Saison Rue.

Win a copy

Good news – I’ve got three copies to give away to BillyBrew readers!

How to win:

  • Leave a comment at the bottom of this post telling us a great beer you’ve had recently. The deadline to leave a comment is Sunday January 26th, at 10pm MT. I’ll pick three winners at random and notify them via email, plus I’ll update this post. Then I’ll ship the winners their books.

Good luck! And if you don’t win, pick one up anyways! Your beer-drinking friends will thank you.

Craft Beer For the Homebrewer Book

Great looking book, and yes, Nugget Nectar is in there!

Update: The Winners

And now for the winners. Chosen at random for the comments below, the winners are:

Congrats guys! I will be in touch via email to get your shipping addresses. Thanks to everyone for participating. I have a TON of new beers to try now. Hope you all enjoy the book.

About Billy Broas


He is the founder of The Homebrew Academy, a BJCP beer judge, and the homebrewing expert on the Rocky Mountain PBS television show Colorado Brews. He lives in the fine beer town of Denver, Colorado.

Comments

  1. norm golden says:

    Dogfish 90

  2. Jason Burton says:

    On The Wings Of Armageddon – great beer!

  3. Sounds like a great book. Hope to get my hands on a copy

  4. Just Ordinary IPA and Rogue Chocolate Stout and Chipotle Ale mixed…

  5. Ryan Thomas says:

    Coop Ale Works F5!

  6. chad finnegan says:

    Redlight Irish Red from Wallace Brewing, Wallace, ID…took a chance on it and surprised me, was one of the best Reds I’ve ever had.

  7. Great Divide Brewing Co. – Yeti Oak Aged Imperial Stout

    Wow, what a fabulous drink! And please, give me a copy of that book!

  8. Ryan Murphy says:

    Russian River Consecration – Saw this on your bucket list email and they had it on tap at a local beer bar.

  9. Andy Sutton says:

    O’Dells Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout – I actually made a clone of it by adding 6oz cocoa powder to the Left Hand Milk Stout recipe in Clone Brews and it turned out pretty darn good! Also, the most recent La Cumbre Project Dank IPA was exceptional – grapefruit all the way – amazing!

  10. had the Sixth Glass by Boulevard Brewing Co this weekend – fantastic Quad, first time I have had one, and it did not disappoint.

  11. Mike Hancock says:

    Tank 7

  12. Copper Kettle Snowed In – outstanding beer!

  13. Sounds like a great addition to the homebrewer’s library! I love learning from the Pros!

  14. Looks like a great book, can’t wait to check it out!

  15. Breckenridge Vanilla Porter

  16. Hellbender robust porter from Sprague Farm and Brew works

  17. Fultons Patience

  18. KC Dunstan says:

    Although the Friday session of the Columbus Winter Beer Festival last week was a blur, Rhinegeist Brewing out of Cincinnati’s Gramps barleywine really stood out from the crowd.

  19. Founders breakfast stout, bells black note. Both delicous beers. One beer u had recently recommended from you was ola dubh. Fantastic!

  20. Carter Holland says:

    Ballast Point Victory at Sea is one of if not the best beer I’ve had. I always keep one in the fridge.

  21. Mike Sawyer says:

    Best local beer? Surly Abrasive, best non local? Dry Hopped on the HighSeas by Cigar City Brewing outta Tampa. Would love the book and recipes! Cheers

  22. Love the idea and can’t wait to read the book. I just enjoyed an Anchor Steam – it’s a great beer.

  23. Ballast Point Sculpin Habanero IPA – great IPA with a truely great chili burn

  24. I have been (frequently) enjoying the Tasmanian IPA (TIPA) from Schlafly: A wonderfully dry, aromatic, and flavorful beer brewed with TONS of Galaxy hops. Also – holds up quite well after 2-3 months in the bottle!

  25. Hill Farmstead Edward

    Congrats Billy! Can’t wait to check it out!

  26. That is awesome, Billy. I’m not one to really “clone”. I like to say my homebrew recipes are mine. But, I do like studying clone recipes to get ideas on what people do. I’ll incorporate parts of clone recipes into my own.

    The fact that you got the recipes straight from the brewers is awesome.

    Hmmm… great beer that I’ve had recently….

    I actually tried a Coors Light the other day. I would not say it was great, but it was Super Cold.

    To get the Coors Light memory out of my brain, I had a Porter by Backcountry Brewing (Frisco, CO). In my opinion, this was an awesome beer (especially as I compared it to the Coors Light).

  27. Yes!
    Definitely looking forward to this one.

  28. Founders Oatmeal Breakfast Stout

  29. Last night I had a very delicious Winter Warmer beer from Shipyard Brewing Co. called Shipyard Prelude Special Ale. I will be posting a review of this beer on my facebook page soon.

  30. Midnight Sun Panty Peeler

  31. Greg White says:

    Mint Chocolate Imperial Stout – Collaboration by Ken Schmidt, Iron Fist, and Stone.

    I’m not familiar with Ken Schmidt, but I grew up in Carlsbad, Ca (suburb of San Diego). Iron Fist is on the border of Vista/Carsbad and Stone is in Escondido. That’s why I bought the beer…and because it said chocolate…and mint…and imperial stout!

  32. Otto’s Jolly Roger Imperial Stout

  33. Paul schroeder says:

    Sounds like a great book!

    Westbrook brewing’s grumpy old time wild ale out of my pleasant, sc!

    Delicious!

  34. Lux – (Ghost 018) by Adroit Theory

  35. All those sound great, sumpin sumpin and nugget for sure. I would love to get my hands on this book.

  36. Jeremiah Fiegl says:

    Crooked Stave Nightmare on Brett (brandy barrel)
    Congrats on the book!

  37. Lost Rhino Brewing Company – Apocalyptic Ale – Belgian-Style, Golden, Strong, 9% ABV, 40 IBU

  38. Christian Farley says:

    My “Dead Eye Rye” Saison, Ommegang Rare Vos

  39. Left hand milk stout. Perfect for a late night sip with dessert so good! Hope to get my hands on a copy of the book thanks.

  40. Denise Dochnahl says:

    I have been enjoying a White IPA from Deschutes lately called Chain Breaker – it’s got a very interesting flavor profile. Wasn’t sure about it at first, but now I can’t get enough of it… Love it!

  41. Chris Huser says:

    New Holland Dragon’s Milk- one of my all time favorites

  42. Lagunitas Sucks and Hairy Eyeball, both fantastic! Congrats on the book!

  43. Marty Purks says:

    recently I have been drinking and enjoying Sour Beers, I am not sure I could ever take on brewing one, but by the bottle they are good! I really enjoy Cascade Burbonic Plague

  44. Two great ones recently: Burbon County Barrel Aged Stout and Brooklyn Black Ops. Both had great flavors, I can see why they are so limited in supply.

  45. Cutters Floyds Folly…a delicious scotch Ale

  46. I had a 2006 Raison D’extra (DFH) paired with roasted squab, celery & hazelnut risotto and preserved grapes.

    The beer did well with age, and was very complex – you got something different with each sip. Not to mention, it paired extremely well with the food.

  47. Biere de Garde- A collaboration between New Belgium Brewing Company and Michigan’s Brewery Vivant.

  48. 21st Amendment – Back in Black

  49. The last (novel) beer I had was a Dogfish “Noble Rot” I have been sitting on for awhile. I was excited for this beer, as mt homebrewing has been blurring lines and this was a great commercial example. I enjoyed it, but not nearly as much as I thought I would.

  50. Pothole Filler Imperial Stout by Howe Sound Inn

  51. Founder’s Sweet Repute

  52. Congratulations! Looking forward to reading it

  53. pat donahue says:

    the other night i opened a package from my girlfriend to find a Rogue Dad’s Little helper. the richness of this black IPA with a delicious slab of pork made for a savory dinner.

  54. Mark Gonzales says:

    Lagunitas Sucks….a great beer!

  55. Josh Caudill says:

    I recently moved away from the east coast but while there, the best beer I had was Heady Topper by the Alchemist in Waterbury VT.

  56. Odell’s Myrcenary.
    I am excited to see some Tallgrass beer made the book. They got me into craft beer!

  57. Dennis Sopcich says:

    Samuel Adams New World and my Coconut Macaroon Porter.

    I have been home brewing for a couple of years now and am continuously looking for recipes to build on. Started with a kit, brewed a couple partial mashes and from there went all grain and never looked back. Depending on the beer I have employed step infusions, cereal mashes and decoctions and results have been quite tasty. Am almost finished with Randy Mosher’s ‘Radical Brewing’ and am happy to say that I found several recipes that piqued my interest. One being the Flanders Sour Brown Ale. Never brewed a sour beer but am always looking for a challenge. Look forward to checking out the recipes that you have collected and winning one would be great.

  58. ISO Knotty Oyster Stout by Branchline Brewing company in San Antonio. I love those guys.

  59. Steve Bloomfield says:

    Cigar City Humidor Series IPA

  60. Nugget Nectar! Yes Please!

  61. Cindy Pimley says:

    Congratulations Billy! Had to be fun and rewarding contributing to this book!
    My favorite beer today is Mountain Man! Made in Montana at “The Front” in Great Falls!
    A beautiful dark mahogany colored ale with a rich complexity of malty flavors. Flavors take you into the mountains of toffee, dark chocolate, caramel and coffee. Brewed with Montana honey and a touch o molasses.

  62. Rachel Cooke says:

    I recently visited Cascade Brewing in Portland, OR and was lucky enough to show up on barrel night. I had the barrel aged blueberry espresso sour. The description left me a little skeptical (blueberries and espresso?), but this beer exceeded all expectations! Just wish is was in a bottle!

  63. Kerri Williamson says:

    Tobacco Road by Yellowhammer Brewing in Huntsville, AL. All their beers are outstanding.

  64. Sounds like a great book! Very interested in getting a copy.

    A great beer I have had lately…Unibroue La Fin Du Monde. One of my favorite Belgian triples. Looking forward to brewing my own this year.

  65. Steve Zartman says:

    I have had three
    Cantillon Kreik and two of my local Fav’s, GD Orabelle and Epic’s Big Bad Baptist

  66. John Burek says:

    Alchemist “Heady Topper”, a 200 mile drive to secure this highly sought after craft beer.., well worth the trip!

  67. Congratulations Billy! Looks like a great idea for a book!

  68. Drew Dockery says:

    Does my own Leftover Pale Ale count? I used up 6 partial packages of hops and it turned out fantastic.

  69. Steve Thompson says:

    This would be an awesome addition to my brewing library.

    The best commercial brew I had recently was an Imperial Red Ale called Diablo Rojo – limited release for Four Peaks 10th Anniversary party. The latest best homebrew is my own Saison with orange peel and cardimom. Outstanding!

  70. Really enjoy your blog and especially your videos, Billy. This fall I have been on a tear looking for available pecans in my area. I’ve found them at local colleges, neighbors and family members. As I drive down the road I am constantly scanning the roadside looking for pecan trees here in Western Tennessee. I have probably picked up over 55 gallons of them. Picking them up is the easy part, next comes shelling. I’ve recruited my 13 yr old son, Sam, to assist in using a table top cracker to “pre-crack” several pounds for me. The final task is to go through these pre-cracked nuts and remove them from the shells. I’ve given away more than I’ve kept, mostly to people I like or people I feel I owe a favor. Some of the most appreciative recipients were my guys that pick up my trash twice a week. Very hard working guys. I have quite a store house of pecans now and was wondering how this might work as an ingredient in a homebrew. I knew that Lazy Magnolia had a mass produced Pecan beer so I tried their Southern Pecan Nut Brown Ale. At first I was a little disappointed because I wanted the pecan flavor to smack me in the face with hop like power. I came to realize that the real pecan flavor comes on the back end of the beer. As I exhale after swallowing a sip, I get a definite affirmation that this is indeed a pecan flavored brew. Eager to make my own version soon.

  71. Supplication – Russian River

  72. Chris Hoover says:

    This week alone has been awesome for beer for me: Zombie Dust by Three Floyds, Lift Off IPA by Daredevil Brewing (going to try their J.W.P. Stout this weekend, I hope!!), and got an Elector by New Albanian Brewing in the fridge.

  73. Two barrel-aged varieties (2012 and 2013) of Triple Digit’s Aftermath. Triple Digit is a Cincinnati brewery that brews only high-gravity beers, and Aftermath is their Scottish-style ale.

  74. Sam Adams – Hopology…sooo good with pizza.

  75. Last great beer I had was Troeg’s Dreamweaver! Love it!!

  76. Martin Bakner says:

    Mogli Imperial Porter by Caldera Brewing Company. Creamy, stout-like, smooth milk chocolate.

  77. Had a Russian River Beatification on New Years Day! Great way to start the year.

  78. That’s easy! PranQster – a Belgian golden ale from North Coast Brewing Company. Or perhaps it was the oysters, weather, company, and gorgeous view across the bay that made it special… Guess I’ll have to try it again to be sure. :-)

  79. Prairie Birra – a farmhouse ale by Prairie in Oklahoma. not a lot were made so I think its kind of hard to come by but a good beer!

  80. I recently had Sierra Nevada’s Chocolate Cream Stout. It’s one of the “Audition” beers only available on tap, mostly just at the brewery. It’s good to live in Chico 😉

  81. Bridgeport Hop Czar. I <3 centennial sooo much 😀

  82. Rockmill Cask Aged Saison – Best beer I’ve had from this awesome brewery in central Ohio.

  83. I think my favorite part of homebrewing is creating and studying recipes. A book like this would provide some excellent inspiration!! I’d love to win this book!!!
    Happy Brewing!

  84. Boulevard Brewing Company’s 80-Acre scratches both my wheat and hop itches!

  85. 3 Heads Brewing Amalgamation Brown Ale

    I already have an order for it from Amazon, with an estimated ship date of Feb-Mar! But I could use an extra copy for a friend :O)

    I’m most interested in the Nugget Nectar recipe – so you guys talked to the Pro brewers at each brewery to develop the recipes?

  86. Had a MOA Imperial Stout. Sitting by the fire place all by itself. Perfect for a snowy evening.

  87. Eric Yttri says:

    a friend’s homebrew barleywine. Let it boil and carmelize for a few hours. so deep and complex and rich – gotta try this approach soon!

  88. So many great beers lately, which one do I pick? Maybe, Raspberry Truffle Abduction by Pipeworks Brewing Company – one of the best beers I had in 2013!

  89. Oak Aged (IPA) Hatter from New Holland is good, Rye Hatter wasn’t as much to my liking. And, I have one more left at home, the Black Hatter.

  90. Congratulations, that would certainly be a great book !
    Had a 2012 Bourbon County from Goose Island, terrific on its own after diner !

  91. Atrial Rubicite from Jester King – a barrel-aged sour beer refermented with raspberries. A wild experience and a delicious treat.

  92. Kellen Smith says:

    Congrats Billy!

    I recently sucked down a Lagunitas All Day IPA. Fell in love all.

  93. Took a while to get my hands on it, but the Alchemist Heady Topper was soooo yummy!

  94. I had a Surly Furious the other day. Made me feel luck that I live in Minnesota where I can pick this up just about any time I want it.

  95. Had a Great Lakes Blackout Stout (RIS) – delicious!

  96. …and congrats on the publication! Best of luck!

  97. Andrei Buckareff says:

    Congrats on the new book. I look forward to acquiring a copy.

  98. I’m sure I will enjoy reading this book as much as I’ve enjoyed reading your posts!

  99. John Gillespie says:

    Finally had Anchor Steam. Really enjoy cal. common beers, happy that DC breweries are making some great examples.

  100. Rodenbach Grand Cru .. love me some sour!

  101. Of course my homebrew!

    Now, If you’re talking commercially that I can readily get in Mississippi. My favorite is Mystery Romp by Crooked Letter Brewing.

  102. Congrats! Looking forward to reading it. I’ve never brewed a clone brew, but who knows maybe I’ll try one.

  103. Hey Billy,
    Love the blog and the work you are doing.
    I’m finishing my 3rd brew this weekend and thanks to you and homebrewacady, the first 2 came out great!
    I’ve been sampling a lot of local CT brews lately (my home state) but I keep coming back to Ghandi-bot by New England Brewing Company.
    Cheers!

  104. I had a Moose Drool Brown Ale recently while on vacation in CA, and it was simply amazing!

  105. Scott Haradon says:

    Heady Topper

  106. Love the blog and all the informaiton for a novice like me. Had my first Lagunitas Sucks last night and I’m loving it!

  107. Hey Billy,
    I really enjoy reading your site, it has phenomenal Information. I recently got my 5L beer dispenser kit to work on which I got the idea from your Keggerator section but unfortunately I don’t have the Space to have an 8.3 cu Chest Freezer at my place.
    Anyways, I’ve been having some Avery goodies since it’s been a lil bit cold lately and calls for some good heavy beers, but mainly I’ve had some Maharaja’s.

    Cheers

  108. A great beer I’ve had recently…Hop Rising from Squatters. Loved it!

  109. Always some great homebrewing tips from Billy on his blog.
    Most recent good beer I’ve had is Surly Furious. Love some hops even in the winter

    Cheers

  110. Unfortunately my last homebrew turned out terrible. Awkward taste and too much carbonation for the RIS.

    A great beer I’ve had recently was the 2012 Black Tuesday.

  111. I finally got my kreezer up and running so now would be a great time to get a book with some new recipes and/or inspiration for some new brews.

  112. Congrats on the book, excited to check it out!

  113. John Koopmans says:

    Hi Billy,
    Congratulations on your book! I’ve enjoyed some of the information that you have posted, so I’m sure the book will be quite good. An extermely good beer that I’ve had recently is simply called “S”. (Simple Malt) and is a strong malt liqueur (11.9%). It’s made by Brasseurs in Saint-Eustache, Quebec, Canada. It has a very unique taste.

  114. My brew buddy and I are always looking for new recipes so I’m looking forward to your book. We brewed a Pumkin’ Porter for the holidays and it was outstanding (he said modestly). Whenever I can get to Flagstaff, Arizona, I take advantage of the Flagstaff Ale Trail to visit the six craft brewers there. I am especially fond of all the beers at Mother Road Brewing.

  115. Sean McCamish says:

    2008 Angel’s Share from Lost Abbey.

    I was lucky enough to get one of these recently from the brewery and it was fantastic, Im going to have another tonight!

  116. Harviestoun ola Dubh

  117. 2013 Hop Slam, the beer that started my love of craft.

  118. Caleb Gibson says:

    I’ve been drinking mostly homebrew, but last commercial brew was Stone Double Bastard, before that Petrus Oud Bruin.

  119. Mr. B.,
    Deschutes Red Chair is a favorite.

  120. Founders Breakfast Stout. A brilliant stout.

  121. I had been enjoying a simple IPA made with Falconer’s Flight hop mix from my Keezer that I built mostly based on your how to video, so thanks for that. But one day I found about 4 gallons of beer on the keezer floor! How did the psi get turned up so high?! Oops. Oh well. Time to brew another batch.

  122. Kent Steeves says:

    Other than my homebrews, my favorite brewery is New Belgium Brewing and their Snow Day seasonal (that they no longer make so a clone recipe would be great!).

    Thanks for the opportunity to win the new book.

    Kent…

  123. The beer in my hand.

    Don’t want to kiss your ass for a book, but I’d take the book.

  124. Robert Loy says:

    Son of a Peach from RJ Rocker.

  125. Hey Billy,

    The best beer I’ve had recently was a cask aged red IPA from a local brewpup here in CA called Sequoia. It captured the season perfectly and landing the title of best beer this winter in my opinion!

    Keep up the good work, love your content.

  126. Beat beer? I still love the two hearted ale.

  127. Enjoying some Lagunitas Sucks Brown Shugga Substitute Ale this evening.

  128. Ten Fiddy (2013) from Oskar Blues. Such a delicious Imperial Stout!

  129. Corey Christiansen says:

    Summit Saga is a great beer I;ve been drinking lately. Summit was the original craft brewery in the area where I live, Minneapolis/St. Paul. Saga is a relatively new release for them. It is a bit of a change of pace for them. There line up has consisted of mostly their take on classic styles. I.E. English pale ale/English style IPA. This is a West-Coast style IPA. And it s outstanding.

  130. Worthy Adversary by Fulton Beer in Minneapolis. Incredible imperial stout.

    I just tried my first clone home brew, maybe in a little over my head, but I made a Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA clone. We’ll see how it turns out :)

    Looking forward to checking out this book!

  131. Hmmm, a good brew, eh… Well, tonight I just tasted the Ankeny IPA from Tugboat Brewing here in Portland and it was a nicely done IPA.

  132. Peter Christensen says:

    Book looks Nice, would sure love a copy –
    Regarding the great beer.
    Just had Mikkeller’s Jackie Brown on draught..what an amazing american brown.
    Sin.
    Peter

  133. Aan Johnson says:

    At a Las Vegas resturaunt I tried a Brazilian beer “Cacador Xingu Black Beer.” Loved it!

  134. Congrats on the new book! Been digging The Truth from Flying Dog lately. Cheers!

  135. Randy Rapanut says:

    I’ve been drinking a lot Milk Stout and Brrr this winter season.

  136. What a great idea: clones by the creators! Can’t wait to read it!

  137. Rick Castello says:

    I just put a batch of strong Scotch ale into the keg – it tasted lovely, can’t wait for it to finish!

  138. I recently had my first Cantillon Iris, which blew my mind.

    Good luck with the book!

  139. hope I win the book. Recently had a beer from Cape Ann Brewing in Glouster MA http://www.capeannbrewing.com/category/now-on-tap/ 9% abv I only drank 3… Dead Eye D I P A. cascade and citra hops lead to an aroma of grapefruit and surprisingly easy drink beer

  140. Recently I’ve been enjoying Tank 7 farmhouse ale from Boulevard Brewing Company

  141. Chris Palmisano says:

    Congrats on the book, Billy.

    My latest obsession is Stone’s Sublimely Self Righeous; AKA Stone 11th Anniversary Ale. It’s malty, hoppy, and with complexity to boot.

  142. One of the best beers I’ve had recently is Kind Ryed by Otter Creek brewing. A fantastic Double IPA that’s full of citrusy rye goodness.

    I hope I win the book. Cheers, Billy!

  143. Irish Death from Iron Horse Brewery in Ellensburg, WA. That’s pretty much the best thing on this planet.

  144. Congrats! I enjoy your blogs, so I’m sure the book will be great.

    I’ve been drinking hyper-local. The best beer I’ve had in a while is the Cherrywood Smoked Porter at Naples Beach Brewery here in Naples, Fla.

  145. Victory Hop Ranch, wish i could find more.

  146. MichiganGoat says:

    The last brew I had was Bell’s Hopslam and your new book looks great and will be on my wish list.

  147. I’m really looking forward to the book, Billy. I’m always looking for new recipe ideas and have been wanting to jump into cloning a great recipe, especially Nugget Nectar.

    Besides the delicious Belgian Saison I brewed that I’ve been enjoying, I’ll give a shoutout to my family’s hometown brew in upstate NY. Cortland Beer Co. is brand-new and this Cortland, NY brewing company cranks out an IPA that could rival some of the best on the market, their “Industrial IPA.” If you’re in upstate NY, check them out.

  148. When I first heard of this book I put the release day into my calendar. I’m really looking forward to brewing the recipes. As far as commercial beer, I have to go with the photo above Nugget Nectar. I look forward to its release every year. I’m a 20 minute drive to Troegs brewery and pick it up fresh. Sure would love to brew my own and have it whenever I want.

  149. Jack Mack says:

    Cape Cod Beers “Old Man Winter”A great seasonal from the best local brewery!

  150. Hey Billy, congrats on your co-write!!!

    Ommegang Abby Ale or a bunch of different others that one of my bro in laws gave me for my birthday are my recent favs.
    Cheers!

  151. Ed Conroy says:

    Congratulations on the book. I am attempting my first Homebrew with a set up given to me as a birthday gift. My brother has been home brewing for a few years now and shares my love for craft beers. Every time I go to the distributor I buy something I have had and like and buy something new to try and this fall I tried and fell in love with Brooklyn Brewery’s Post Road Pumpkin Ale.

  152. Finally reviewed Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout (2013); it’s now my favorite dark beer. Now, if only I could discipline myself to save one to let age for a couple of years….

  153. Monocacy Riot Rye!

  154. Other than my own, my favorite lately has been nothing rare – but a hometown pleasure, Brawler from Yards Brewing in Philly.

  155. I have had the pleasure of drinking Maple Bacon Coffee Porter by Funky Buddha Brewery.
    If you have heard of it, I am sure you’ve heard great things. If you haven’t heard of it, it is NOTHING like that stuff from Rogue in a pink bottle.
    Sweet maple aroma with a hint of smoke flavor followed by a roasty coffee deliciousness.

  156. I just had Central Waters’ Exudus wild sour ale last night at O’So Brewing Tap Room. Delightful!

    Looking forward to the book.

  157. Last night I tried Lagunitas Sucks on a tip from a friend and this stuff is tasty. Would be awesome if this clone was included in the book.

  158. I recently tried Boulevard Brewing’s Bourbon Barrel Quad..loved it!

  159. Paul Juster says:

    Yesterday I had North Coast Old Rasputin on NITRO!!! It was awesome! It was so silky smooth and had a velvety mouth feel.
    Hoping to start home brewing soon, now that I have a little more space!

    Cheers!!!

  160. Larry Hammonds says:

    Congrats! on the book and thanks for sharing your experience and info. Being a longtime home brewer I really appreciate craft brews and the guys who “brew out side kettle”. I recently have had Deschutes Imperial Smoked Porter and it it fantastic also 10 Barrel/Stone/Bluejacket collaboration beer Suede imperial porter may be better than my roasted Serrano pepper and pineapple IPA.

    Thanks again for sharing.

  161. Ian stringer says:

    I am an avid homebrewer and beer dork , recently I tried hop ranch from victory I was extremely interested to try this beer brewed with azacka hops and was greatly surprised by the wonderfull light nuances of the beer while giving my mouth a punch of hops.but I think my favorite beer as of recently is my own homebrewed coconut porter

  162. jason Jespersen says:

    just had a Robert the Bruce from Three Floyds. Lagunitas LSS is one of my favorites. I hope to win, but I will still buy a couple of copies.

  163. I went to a Goose Island night at a local Harry’s Hofbrau, which included their new Bourbon County Barleywine. But my friend wanted to compare to their original Barleywine, King Henry, so he pulled a bottle out of his cellar and brought it to share with us. It was a great experience to try them side by side like that and see how they varied. I liked King Henry better as a Barleywine, but liked the character the bourbon county barrel added to the new recipe.

  164. Angela Anderson says:

    Downtown Brown, by North Coast. It’s complex and smooth. The toastiness and fruity esters are very well balanced.

  165. My friend tyson made an apricot beer that was awesome!

  166. I tried Beer Engineers Leadbelly Peanut Butter Porter, surprisingly tasty

  167. Mark Vonderschmitt says:

    Sweetwater Folklore Foreign Stout. Waitress had me when said it was “dark, dark,”. Deep and rich doesn’t do it justice. Very tasty brew. Had it with a brisket pizza. Good pairing.

  168. I made a bavarian wheat beer, throw in a slice of lemon sweet. Being a Oregon home brewer I also tried a Portland Brewing Company Cream Porter last night, was pleasantly surprised.

  169. I made a bavarian wheat beer, throw in a slice of lemon sweet.

  170. Nice work! I just had a cellared Dogfish Head 120. It was beautiful after one year. Hopefully, I can raise my homebrew skills and clone one of these monsters.

  171. Oskar Blues Deviant Dale’s IPA. Had it a few days ago and it was delicious just as I remember it three years ago!

  172. Sinebrychoff Porter (from Finland)!

  173. Tony Owen says:

    I really enjoyed this beer from the U.K. “Banana Bread”. Not overly sweet with a faint hint of the banana bread flavor. Enjoy this ice cold..and only drink a couple.

  174. Well, I didn’t win. Congrats to the winners.

    I’m curious … it looks like this is not available in Kindle or Nook format. Any idea when (if?) this will be available in an e-book format?

  175. I hope that craft beer book becomes available in Australia. It looks pretty good!

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