Monthly Archives: October 2010

Hop Press: Brewing with Pumpkin

Continuing with my “pumpkin month” theme, this weekend’s Hop Press post was titled “Brewing with Pumpkin” and serves as an overview/primer on that very topic: I suppose it should go without saying, that for a beer to be considered a “pumpkin beer” it should have real pumpkin added at some point in the process—this is not as obvious as it sounds, for I’ve talked to homebrewers who have brewed “pumpkin” beers without pumpkin at all, … Continue reading →

Pumpkin ale recipe (all-grain)

It’s been a few years since I published my original extract-based pumpkin ale recipe, and since I’ve recently started all-grain brewing, I decided to develop and publish an all-grain version of that recipe. (And as a proper test of it, I brewed this beer the weekend before last and it’s sitting in the secondary as I write this.) This recipe is formulated for a five-gallon batch of homebrew, assuming a standard 75% extract efficiency for … Continue reading →

Pumpkin precursors

We’re still two weeks away from Pumpkin Beer Week but I’ve got pumpkin beer on the brain right now, so this may well turn out to be more of a Pumpkin Beer Month. For instance, I’m about to publish a new all-grain pumpkin ale recipe (the all-grain version of this one) that I brewed a week ago (to test it out, of course). I racked it this weekend and I’m please with the results so … Continue reading →

Killer Beers of Bend (in Portland)

The Brewpublic blog is turning two this month, and they’re celebrating by holding “KillerBeerWeek” later this month—and it starts out with Killer Beers of Bend at The Beermongers bottle shop and micro bar on October 20th. Starting at 5pm, you’ll be able to taste some of the fine beers of Bend that you may not otherwise see elsewhere—the full list was forwarded by Angelo, and it’s after the jump. And, big congrats all around to … Continue reading →

Hop Trip (2010)

Ah, the first Hop Trip of the season; I enjoyed Deschutes Brewery‘s annual fresh hop beer this evening—one that’s been brewed every year since 2005—and every year it’s the seasonal variations that keep this (style of) beer interesting and help highlight just what an agricultural product beer actually is. Last year, Hop Trip was much less aromatic due to an early harvest of the hops; this year, the aroma is there and it seems more … Continue reading →