Extra Special Bitter Recipe

A extra special bitter recipe next to a pint of ESB on a desk.

An Extra Special Bitter or ESB for short is a unique style of English Pale Ale that despite being known for having a stronger hop and malt profile then other English Pale Ales are in actuality a nicely balanced beer style. Creating an Extra Special Bitter recipe is a unique experience in that although it … Read more

How to Homebrew a Porter

A Porter Ale on a bar with the works How to homebrew a porter written next to it.

As I write this it is now the middle of October in Eastern Canada, the leaves have already turned color and are starting to fall off the trees. It is getting colder day by day. Winter is on it’s way. For the homebrewer in me this means it is time to switch from brewing lighter … Read more

Brewers Best Beer Kit – Are They Any Good?

4 beers brewed from a brewers best beer kit sitting on a bar

A Brewers Best Beer Kit would be considered intermediate stage brewing. At the intermediate stage you are more involved in the brewing process by making beer using a method referred to as Partial Mash Brewing. At this stage you will learn about specialty grains, what they bring to the beer you are making as well … Read more