• 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,…

  • 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…

  • 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…