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Russian Imperial Stout

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So, confession time: I’ve never brewed a Russian Imperial Stout. I had planned on brewing one a few years ago, but for whatever reason, I pushed out the brew day. Then for some other reason, I never got around to brewing it. With winter approaching, I figured it was finally time to get around to making a big, massive, roasty stout.


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So. Hemi Pale Ale (aka Enjoy By Pale Ale)

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So in keeping up with the beers brewed last year, it’s time for a post on the Southern Hemisphere Pale Ale. This beer was basically an attempt to brew something like Stone’s Enjoy By IPA in a 5.5% ABV Pale Ale. Obviously the beers would be different, but my hope was to hold onto the core flavor profile, in a beer that’s much more drinkable.


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Scottish 70/-

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Whew, I’m back from a short writing hiatus. Between the holidays, getting a new puppy, work, and just not making the time, it’s been a little while. On the bright side, I have been brewing in the meantime, so I’ll have a bunch of new content up shortly. For the sake of keeping thing chronological, let’s start with this Scottish I brewed to have on tap for Thanksgiving and Xmas.


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Hop Giveaway

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UPDATE: Alright, thanks for the wait guys; we have two winners!

Amarillo – Jacob Dennis
Citra – Steve Greco

Drop me an email at bertusbrewery@gmail.com with your shipping addresses, and I’ll get the hops in the mail. Thanks again to all who entered. Hopefully we’ll do something like this again in the near future!


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Bertus IPA

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Between brewing a lot of clone IPAs, and then beers for the wedding, it’s been awhile since I’ve brewed an IPA of my own. The timing is good, as now is also a good time to finish using up the remainder of my 2012 hops before the new 2013 ones come in. Also, we’re going to be camping this Thanksgiving with the in-laws, so I’m going to make this a 10 gallon batch, and bring a keg out for the weekend.


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Milk Chocolate Stout

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Fall is in full swing here in Phoenix. Our definition of Fall is quite different from a lot of the country (80s and sunshine), but the nights are cooling off, which is putting me in the mood for a dark roasty beer. I started flipping through my brew log looking for some inspiration, as I often do. Literally 50 pages deep, still digging for something, I realized it had been nearly three years since I last brewed a milk stout. A milk stout it is. Never one to leave well-enough alone, I decided to throw in some cacao nibs as well; Milk Chocolate Stout does have a nice ring to it.


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Happy Halloween!

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Cheers!

Beer Cake, T-Shirts, and a wedding brunch at stone

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Alright, one more non-beer related post before we get back to the regularly scheduled programming. I know it’s been a month since our Wedding weekend, but there were a few more cool things worth sharing from it.


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Micro Pale Ale 2.0

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I’m on a quest to brew a really tasty low gravity Pale Ale. I want something in the 1.035-1.037 range that has the hop quality of an IPA. To be perfectly honest, this recipe has been harder to put together than I thought it would be. Last time I brewed this, it was a little rough around the edges. I’ve since tweaked the recipe some, and we’re giving it another go.


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Wedding Batch #3: Enjoy By 09.28.13

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The last of the three wedding beers is one I’ve brewed a couple times before. I love big hoppy IPAs, and I knew everyone at the wedding would be expecting an amazing IPA on tap. After brewing an Enjoy By Clone a few months ago, it was an easy decision to brew that recipe for the wedding.


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