• Oatmeal Stout Competition Results

    In my post Oatmeal Stout, BJCP 16B I explained that out of all the beers I brew, Oatmeal Stout is the style that is nearest and dearest to my heart. My quest to…

  • Belgian Tripel, BJCP Style 26C

    Belgian Tripels (BJCP 26C) are without a doubt my favourite strong Belgian beers. More approachable than bone-dry and ultra-phenolic Saisons, less estery than the Belgian Golden Strong Ales (BCJP 25C), well-made Tripels have…

  • American Lager Competition Results

    It’s been a while since my last post. I’ll just say that this has been an “exceptional” summer where all homebrewing related activities were de-prioritized for several months to deal with a serious,…

  • California Common Competition Results

    When I started this blog, I promised I would share the results of entering my blog beers into a minimum of three BJCP certified competitions. Now that my first blog beer California Common…

  • Oktoberfest / Marzen, BJCP Style 6A

    I love German lager beers, and of the many German lager styles defined in the BJCP style guidelines, Oktoberfest / Marzen (BJCP 6A) is close to the top of my list. I first…

  • Oatmeal Stout, BJCP Style 16B

    In the fall of 2012 I was in Las Vegas with some friends to see a concert and to enjoy some general debauchery. For our first day in Vegas, we had booked a “drive…

  • American Lager, Dillution and Packaging

    In my last post American Lager, BJCP A1 and 1B, I promised that I would describe the dilution and packaging process used to transform a high ABV American Lager base beer into full kegs of American Light…

  • American Lager, BJCP 1A and 1B

    While American style Lagers usually are not my first choice when I reach for a beer, I don’t share the contempt for them that the Hipster Beer Snobs do. These beers are incredibly…

  • California Common, BJCP Style 19B

    In the fall of 2017, my family and I took a road trip to southern California to see a giant mouse. On our way down the California coast, we stopped for a couple…