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Current Brews

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • T.Ra.Sh. Light Mexican Lager
    Lighter in color, body, alcohol and flavor than T.RA.SH. Mexican Lager.

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

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
    This was an attempt at replicating New Belgium's Brewery's Mighty Arrow APA. It turned out into a very tasty APA, but was a bit darker and more to the amber side than I really intended. It was also probably heavier than intended. The next attempt will be similar without the help of Mr. Beer. Have to get this brewed in time for the Stanley Cup playoffs.

  • Phat & Tyred Amber Ale
    Might be the SheppyBrew "flagship" beer.

  • 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 Jalapeño 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 conversation 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 SheppyBrew Styles

  • 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.

  • 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 first ever 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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