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Current Brews

Beers that are ready to drink, in the brewing process, or scheduled to be brewed soon.

  • Will-o'-Wisp Pumpkin Ale
    My world-famous pumpkin ale. Brewed because the Beer Model (aka my wife) ordered me to do so.

  • Chelsea Dagger Pre-Prohibition Lager
    A Pre-Prohibition Lager in honor of the 2015 Stanley Cup Champion Blackhawks.

  • Mor'du Scottish Ale
    My Category 14, Scottish Ale representative to the 2015 Style Guidelines. Low in alcohol but malty and full bodied.

  • X-Mas Ale 2016
    The 2016 version of SheppyBrew's X-Mas ale. This year the beer will be slightly lower in alcohol. I am going back to peppermint in the beer.

  • Cubs Win! Munich Dunkel
    Munich Dunkel brewed in honor of the 2016 Cubs and their quest to win their first world series since 1908.

Future Brews

Beers that I am planning on brewing in the future.

Previously Brewed Beers

These are beers that I brewed but have been consumed by greedy beer drinkers who either visited or already live at the brewery:

  • Eric's Red Ale
    Originally one of my favorite Mr. Beer recipes, now converted to an awesome all-grain recipe.

  • Buckwheat's Belgium Pale Ale
    My wife picked out a recipe from Brewing Classic Styles. This is that recipe with slight modifications.

  • Quarter Life Crisis Hoppy Red Ale
    Extreme American amber. Big, bold, lots of hops. Brewed it up using Jamil's West Coast Blaster as sort of a basis of the recipe.

  • Stone Soup IDA
    Hoppy like an IPA, but contains enough chocolate and black patent malts to darken it up like a brown or maybe even a porter.

  • Leprechaun Stout
    A nicely balanced Irish Stout with just the right amount of peppermint to make this a minty treat.

  • Tommy Hawk APA
    Originally, this was an attempt at replicating New Belgium's Brewery's Mighty Arrow APA with Mr. Beer ingredients. It has morphed into a tasty all-grain beer. Sort of on the border of IPA and Pale Ale. Great beer to drink while watching the Stanley Cup playoffs.

  • Phat & Tyred Amber Ale
    Might be the SheppyBrew "flagship" beer. Sort of a tribute to New Belgium's Fat Tire.

  • Girly Berry Blonde Ale
    Early in my brewing career, I thought it would be a good idea to make a raspberry beer. It wasn't. I did think that if the raspberries were not there to ruin the beer flavor, it would be a good beer. As it turned out, I was right.

  • Fox Sox Knox Rye Pale Ale
    Based mostly on a Can you Brew It recipe for Terrapin Type Pale Ale, this is my first recipe using rye.

  • Blackhawk Black Ale
    Inspired by New Belgium Brewery's 1554, but it is not really the same at all. But, I love this beer. It has a nice citrusy hop flavor in a black chocolate backbone.

  • Tweedle Beetle Imperial Stout
    Roasty and bold.

  • Whisky Wife Wit
    Beer similar to Blue Moon or Shock Top for my wife to enjoy.

  • Dragon Spit II Brown Ale
    And still another beer I want to redo with my own recipe rather than using Mr. Beer ingredients. This uses mostly the grain bill from a Moose Drool clone I got from a combination of The Brewing Network and D-Rock's Moose Drool Clone. I am hopping similarly to my original dragon spit and keeping the brown sugar and cinnamon. This may end up being my most original recipe.

  • Whisky Wife Wheat
    Mr. Beer version of a Belgium Wit for my wife.

  • Rocktoberfest Lager
    Seasonal beer to drink during the baseball playoffs ... hopefully while the Rockies are going to another world series. The first one was a dark, balanced, almost sweet brew with a decent ABV. It was sort of a dunkle munich style ale. 2010 is closer to a traditional Ocktoberfest lager without any Mr. Beer ingredients. Am planning to brew this every August to be ready around October.

  • Wetta Blonde Ale (AG)
    A nice blonde ale for those of you who prefer to drink those lighter beers.

  • Mr. Cowboy Gold Ale
    Nothing spectacular. Just using up some Mr. Beer UME / HME. Pretty standard blond / gold ale.

  • X-Mas Ale 2010
    Dark, malty and spicy. Cherry flavor just below the surface to add some fun complexity. Merry Christmas to me.

  • 15 Year Anniversary Amber Ale
    The beer model and I have been married for 15 years (as of 9/2/2010), and this is a little bit of a celebration ale.

  • Bluefield Chocolate Ale
    Experimental brew. Trying to make something Chocolaty that my sister would like. Doomed for failure, but the worse that could happen is that I would have to drink it.

  • Stouticus American Stout
    Black and roasty with coffee and chocolate notes and a fair amount of citrusy hops. A stout-lover's treat. Developed to share with the good people at FHS.

  • Gringo Cerveza Jalapeno Ale
    A summer-time "cream" ale with jalapenos added. Hoping this will be a great thing to try on Cinco-de-Mayo.

  • Fat and Stoopid Amber Ale
    An attempt at make Phat & Tyred gone horribly wrong.

  • Summer Lovin' American Wheat
    My beer model wanted to brew a beer like New Belgium's Sunshine Wheat on the 2011 National National Home-Brew Day.

  • Psychotically Dark and Bitter IDA
    Dark in color bitter because of an insane amount of high-alpha hops in such a small batch. This is an India Dark Ale.

  • X-Mas Ale 2011
    Continuing the tradition of brewing special X-mas ales.

  • HopToberfest (sort of) Vienna Lager
    I was really pleased with my Marzen lager and wanted to try a little Vienna Lager. This one is hopped a bit more than a traditional lager to match its name, though.

  • Free the Glutens! APA
    The matriarch of the family who swaps kids with us has a problem with gluten. Thought I would try my hand at brewing a gluten-free beer.

  • Pompously Illegitimate Red Ale
    In honor of, but not meant to be a clone of Stone Brewery's Arrogant Bastard. Hoppy and red.

  • Rationalité Poison d'Ereeeek
    SheppyBrew's first attempt at a sour ale. Brewed with a sour mash rather than bugs in the fermentation.

  • Eric's Red Failure
    Trying to brew Eric's Red and things went horribly wrong. Not a bad beer. On the light, watery side, but good enough to share I think.

  • Apricot Lovin' American Wheat
    Exactly like the Summer Lovin' Wheat except is has Apricot flavor instead of the Coriander and orange zest.

  • Laser Salt Sandy Blonde Ale
    A beer brewed by the Beer Model and me to take to the Great Sand Dunes group camp ground. Gluten-free (actually gluten reduced) with Clarity-Ferm.

  • Cheap Bastard American Mild Ale
    Thought it would be nice to brew a simple recipe that comes in low in alcohol. Hopefully should be nice to suck down on hot summer days.

  • Ello Poppet Czech Pilsner
    Wanted to make a bohemian-style pilsner with a bunch of finishing hops. This is that beer. Light colored. Very hoppy. Gluten-free (actually gluten reduced) with Clarity-Ferm.

  • Eric The Awful Red Ale
    Sort of a combination of Eric's Red and Quarter Life Crisis. Malt bill of an Irish Red with the hopping of an IPA.

  • Boo Berry American Wheat
    After trying Sweetwater's Blue, my wife asked me to make a blue berry wheat beer. This is it.

  • X-Mas Ale 2012
    The 2012 version of SheppyBrew's X-Mas ale. Rich and caramely with a significant amount of chocolate malts. Adding peppermint this year.

  • 42 SMaSH Pale Ale
    My first Single Malt Single Hop beer. An American Pale Ale with Maris Otter as the malt a fair amount of Centennial hops.

  • Ale to the Chief: Honey Ale
    This is my all-grain conversion of the White House Honey Ale recipe that was released in 2012.

  • Whacko Wife Pumpkin Witbier
    Classic Whisky Wife Wit flavored with pumpkin and pie spices.

  • Sasquatch Hunter German Altbier
    1st place winner in the first round of NHC! German Altbier. The perfect beer for hunting Sasquatch. Originally named Sasquatch Hunter Düsseldorf Altbier.

  • Snowball's Chance (in) Helles
    A traditional Munich light lager.

  • Khazad-dûm Black Lager
    My first black lager Schwarzbier.

  • Helles in a Hand Bock-sket
    My first Maibock, and Category 5 representative of my brewing category goal.

  • Gnasty the Gnome ESB
    My Category 8, English Pale Ale representative of the 2008 BJCP Style Guidelines (see SheppyBrew Styles on the blog).

  • Summer Lovin' Un-Wheat
    Made a mistake while buying grains for Summer Lovin' Wheat and decided to just go with it.

  • NSFW Belgium Golden Strong Ale
    My Category 18 Belgian Strong Ale representative. Big. High in alcohol. Originally called "Idiot's Gold".

  • She Who Must Be Obeyed Wheat
    Needed something in the keg for my wife. Didn't know what to brew, so I combined ingredients from some of her favorite beers. Calling it SWMBO because ... well, I must obey my wife.

  • Sloth Man English Mild
    My Category 11 English Brown Ale representative. Big in balanced malt flavor but low in alcohol.

  • X-Mas Ale 2013
    The 2012 version of SheppyBrew's X-Mas ale. Rich and caramely with a significant amount of chocolate malts. This year, it has significant smoked malt to add to the flavor.

  • Weizened Doonkle
    My category 15 German Wheat representative of my 2013 goal to brew every BJCP category.

  • Jolly Morlock Brown Porter
    My Category 12 (Porter) representative of my 2013 goal to brew every BJCP category.

  • Schnockered to Comfortably Numb Barleywine
    A 10% ABV American Barleywine. The last of the BJCP categories I need to brew.

  • Arctic Vortex Winter Saison
    Saison recipe with enough Midnight Wheat Malt to make the beer dark brown to black.

  • T.Ra.Sh. Mexican Lager
    Sort of a lighter colored Vienna Lager with a Mexican Lager Yeast(White Labs #WLP940).

  • Sunny Pineapple Wheat
    Subtle pineapple orange flavor and aroma makes for a light and refreshing summer wheat.

  • Hail Storm Summer Saison
    Just a nice refreshing summer saison. Spiciness of the yeast and saaz hops. No actual spices added. Just water malt hops yeast.

  • Near-Sighted Swine IPA
    This is a really hoppy west-coast ipa. Really, my first.

  • X-Mas Ale 2014
    The 2014 version of SheppyBrew's X-Mas ale. Rich and caramely with a significant amount of chocolate malts. This year I am adding no spices. I am just going to enjoy the base beer.

  • Will-o'-Wisp Pumpkin Ale
    My world-famous pumpkin ale. Brewed because the Beer Model (aka my wife) ordered me to do so.

  • Gnaughty Gnome English Coffee Stout
    A coffee stout brewed with no coffee, but all English Malts.

  • Falling Leaves Autumn Saison
    The Autumnal version of my Saison series of beers. A bit higher in alcohol with some canned pumpkin in the mash.

  • Gruntled Sour Weiße
    A Berliner Weisse soured with lactic acid rather than bacteria. Light and refreshing and tart.

  • One Hundred Hoppy Brown Ale
    This is the beer with an ID of 100 on the SheppyBrew website. For a such a milestone, I thought I would need a special beer.

  • Gruntled Berry Weiße
    Same base beer as Gruntled Sour Weiße. Uses frozen mixed berries in the fermentation to give a little more fruity flavor.

  • Melting Stream Spring Saison
    My Spring version of the seasonal saison. This one is light in color and very hoppy. It is also a little higher in alcohol than my other saisons, but still in style.

  • Bad Lands Kölsch
    Just a light refreshing clean Kölsch to drink and remember fond memories of the Bad Lands National Park.

  • Gzombie Gnome Gapocalypse
    SheppyBrew's newest brewing gnome (Gzombie) came up with this recipe with ingredients we had lying around.

  • Chelsea Dagger Pre-Prohibition Lager
    A Pre-Prohibition Lager in honor of the 2015 Stanley Cup Champion Blackhawks.

  • Happy Feet Best Bitter
    Beer brewed to pay off a bet. My team finished behind a team that I was sure we would beat in a Walking Challenge at work.

  • Gnaughty Gnome Cocoa Stout
    A Stout brewed with Cocoa and Apricot extract. Why? Because I can.

  • Base Lovin' American Wheat
    The base beer of my various "Lovin'" American Wheats. Making mostly to blend the Apricot a little out of the Apricot Wheat and the Pumpkin Spice out of the Pumpkin beer. Might even drink it on its own some.

  • Muggled Pale Ale
    Just a simple but hoppy American Pale Ale.

  • X-Mas Ale 2015
    The 2015 version of SheppyBrew's X-Mas ale. Cutting down a bit on the caramel malts and the ABV this year. This year I am adding no spices.

  • Ulterior Motive Amber Lager
    An "International Amber Lager" designed to be a malty session beer ... and serve as a yeast starter to a future Doppelbock.

  • Brother Bear Dopplebock (AG)
    Dopplebock brewed to satisfy my 2015 BJCP goal in the Strong European Beer category. Big and rich. Nice to sip.

  • Tortuga Golden Ale
    My Category 12, Pale Commonwealth Beer representative to the 2015 Style Guidelines. Showcases Fuggle hops.

  • #WeAreGroot
    Blonde ale brewed with sweet potatoes as part of the grain bill.

  • Kucumber Kölsch
    Basically just "Bad Lands Kölsch" with cucumbers in the secondary.

  • Archived Beers: 
    These are beers which I brewed, but most likely will not brew again... at least in the near future.  Currently, these are all recipes with Mr. Beer bases.
     
 
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