• "Battle Armadillo" IPA

    Last month the Cambridge, MA homebrew club Post Modern Brewers hosted its annual showcase event. The Home Brew Showcase is a chance for the hombrewers - myself included - to show off their skills and share their beer with friends, family, and the public. Among the English bitters, porters, sours,...


  • "Midas Touch" Clone

    Ever wonder what people in ancient cultures were drinking? Lucky for us, two people took their curiosity to the next level. Dr. Patrick McGovern is a biomolecular archaeologist who uses modern scientific techniques to analyze samples from excavation sites for their chemical makeup. Sam Calagione is the the founder of...


  • Hard Cider

    Initially I was afraid of making hard cider. As a homebrewer without a kegging setup, I had no way to make the carbonated cider I was used to drinking without also fermenting away all of the sugar. I tried backsweetening, only to push the fermentation further and produce 10% ABV...


  • Cream Ale

    I don’t see too many examples of cream ales in the craft beer scene. Maybe it stands in stark flavor contrast to strong sours, IPAs, and stouts. Maybe it lacks the estery, spicy notes of an equally light Belgian golden ale. Maybe it’s the similarity to American macro lagers, with...


  • Winter Warmer

    Oh the weather outside is frightful… When it gets cold and snowy a strong, flavorful beer is a great way to warm the spirit. A winter warmer is just that: a malty, spiced sweater in a glass. Harpoon Winter Warmer was my introduction to the style, a stepping stone on...