• English Dark Mild Ale

    You don’t see too many examples of the mild ale in craft breweries today. In fact, I don’t believe I’ve ever had a commercial mild ale before! Some folks in my local homebrew club have shared their mild ales, so I decided to try it myself. This recipe is adapted...


  • Belgian Witbier

    Belgian witbiers were early favorites of mine as I was getting into beer. Blue Moon, of course, plus the original Hoegaarden and craft favorites Ommegang Witte and Allagash White. The flavors of the belgian yeast, orange peel, and coriander set it apart from other styles of beer while maintaining the...


  • Orange Blossom Mead

    Yes, the first recipe on the beer blog isn’t actually beer. I’m starting with mead for two reasons. First, my cousin requested it and if I brew it now it can be ready for our family’s Thanksgiving dinner. Second is it’s relatively simple, even compared to all-extract beer recipes. Boil...


  • Welcome to Ben's Beer Blog!

    Hello and welcome to Ben’s Beer Blog! I’m Ben, a software engineer, musician, and avid homebrewer living in Somerville, Massachusetts. I’ve been brewing different styles of ales for over five years. After receiving a make-your-own beer kit as a gift, I dove right into homebrewing and haven’t looked back. I’ve...