Beer Types

Sterling Hops Guide

Sterling Hops Guide

Adored for its prominent aromas and promising bitter properties, the Sterling Hop is a delightful hop variety created by Dr. Cal Skotland. Sterling is a versatile all-American dual-purpose hop with roots tracing back to Europe, particularly Germany and Czechoslovakia.  Sterling is prized and sought-after for its complex essential oil composition, which is unique and unlike …

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liberty hops guide

Liberty Hops Guide – Should You Use this American Hop Instead of Hallertauer Mittelfrüher?

I think that noble hops such as Hallertauer Mittelfrüher are some of the best varieties to use for beer, and this is why I like brewing with Liberty hops to offer a slightly American edge to my homebrews. Liberty shares many characteristics with Hallertauer Mittelfrüher, but I think there are enough differences that allow this …

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Glacier Hops Guide

Glacier Hops Guide: Everything You Need to know about this Versatile Hop

As far as versatile dual-purpose hop varieties go, Glacier is up there with the best. Glacier is a complex all-American hop variety created by the Washington State University, WA, USA.  Glacier Hops are coveted for their delicate and well-balanced bittering qualities while delivering delightful aromas in all hop additions. Additionally, Glacier is ideal for dry-hopping …

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hallertau hops guide

Hallertau Hops Guide

As someone who thoroughly enjoys brewing (and drinking!) German-style beer, Hallertauer Mittelfrüher, is a favorite type of hop of mine. I love working with noble flavors, particularly to create European pilsners and lagers; however, I’ve made several lovely tasting lagers and pilsners with Hallertau hops. Hallertau hops are an American version of Hallertauer Mittelfrüher, but …

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Biscuit Malt Guide

Biscuit Malt is a quality specialty malt produced by Dingemans® in Belgium. Biscuit Malt is a lightly roasted malt used in most Belgian Ales, American Ales, and British Ales sold worldwide. Biscuit Malt pairs well with darker roasts and adds a hint of biscuit malt to low-gravity bitters, mild Ale, and Brown Ale. Dingemans® Biscuit …

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