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What beer should I brew?

What is the difference between porters and stouts?

To help with these and other questions, we have put together this beer reference list for all the beers that we offer at Hammersmith. 

If you have any questions or are looking for suggestions on beers to brew, call or email us.

                    

Beer

Description

Belgium Ale

A light ale with a mellow, aromatic hop flavor.

Berliner Lager   A German lager.
Black & Tan Combines the rich, roasted flavor of a dry stout with the clean, hoppy aroma and flavor of an ale.

Brown Ale

A creamy, full-bodied, slightly sweet dark brown ale.

Canadian Ale

A light ale with a lightly hopped flavor; crisp and clean - a real treat!

Canadian Pilsner Slightly more hop flavor with a smooth finish. Light in color but full in flavor!

Cream Ale

A nice golden color ale with a hoppy nose.

Draught (Coopers) A full and flavorsome beer displaying a clean, crisp taste with a subtle "bitter" flavor. Displays a good head with a fresh, bright color.
Dutch Pilsner A light lager, golden color with a taste of Heineken.
Einbeck Bock A strong yet smooth malty beer with a deep amber color.
English Special Bitter (ESB) A creamy, amber ale that's mild in flavor and aroma. Reminiscent of an ordinary English Bitter!

German Dark

A rich and dark smoothness; comparable to Dunkel.

German Pilsner A lager, gold in color, with a refreshing hop aroma. A German favorite!
Hefeweizen Authentic German wheat beer.
Imperial Stout A rich, seasonal stout. Warming - perfect for cold winter nights!

Indian Pale Ale

Rich in body with a generous amount of crystal malt and hops. 

Irish Red Ale

A traditional blend of honey with light and dry malts gives a subtle Irish flavor to this Killian's clone.

Irish Stout

A creamy rich, full bodied stout with a taste of Guinness!

Lager   A golden, crisp beer popular in northern Europe. Light and refreshing.
London Porter A dark ale that is medium bodied and silky smooth.
Nut Brown Ale Dark and smooth, a brown ale with a slightly "nutty" character.
Oatmeal Stout A smooth, sweet stout with just the right amount of flaked oats.
Oktoberfest Malty finish and balanced aroma.

Old English Ale

A hopped ale with a beautiful hop bouquet.

Pale Ale

A strong, beautiful bouquet of malt and hops and a luscious hoppy flavor.

Porter

A hoppy, medium bodied dark ale.

Real Ale (Coopers)

Displays a solid head and a distinctive, full bodied flavor, enhanced by a soft fruity character. 

Sam Adams Boston Ale Clone The revival of  American craft brewing!
Scotch Ale A nice clean malt aroma, mahogany in color, creamy head.
Sierra Nevada Clone America's pale ale! Bronzed-red color, malty and smooth.

Weizenbier

A refreshing, light bodied, lightly hopped. Gold in color, a German favorite!
   

Brewcraft Recipe Packs

Beer

Description

Belgium Tripel

A Belgian Golden Strong Ale succeeds at being all things to all people marvelously.  Itís as spritzy and pretty as a pale lager, as strong as a mixed drink, and as smooth and easy to drink as any pint of ale. Make no doubt, this is a strong beer and takes some care in fermentation. 

Belgium Wit Bier   Belgian Wit brewers use un-malted and malted wheat which produce a beer with light to medium body, flavours of spice, champagne-like yeast and wheat, and a zesty orange-fruity finish. It has a clean crisp profile, low hop bitterness and high carbonation with a large white head. Wit is hazy due to the proteins from the wheat, and from suspended yeast. An excellent choice for a warm summer evening, or to accompany Sunday Brunch.
Bohemian Pilsner
Bourbon Barrel Imperial Porter  Roasted Chocolate and nutty tastes, dry, malty, and bitter.

Hoppy German Pilsner

Lawnmower Lager

Liquid Bread Doppelbock

New Zealand IPA

The Southern Hemisphere IPA showcases the brilliant and unique hops from New Zealand .  This beer has aromas of tangerine and spice with a spicy, minty and quite bitter bite.  This is a beer for true hop heads.

Northlands Nut Brown Ale
Oak Barrel Imperial Ale
Old Mellow English Barley Wine Barleywine is the ultimate expression of Beer Decadence.  It was historically brewed for special occasions and allowed to mature for years.  Done correctly, it will amaze with its mellow, deep layers of toffee, nuts, caramel, and malt flavors.  This is a high gravity beer and needs care.  Aerate very well before pitching the yeast.  It should be bottled and allowed to rest for at least 6 months.  It typically continues to improve for anywhere from two to ten years.
Pacific NW Pale Ale This is a recent style, developed by American Craftbrewers in the late 70ís.  Although itís meant to emulate the British Pale Ale, the American version has a cleaner flavor, less malt sweetness, and more hops than any modern British Beer could hope to have.  Itís also higher in alcohol content.  This recipe has both bready and caramel malt flavors from the use of different domestic malts.  Itís flavored with Cascade hops, the King of American varieties An American Amber is the U.S. craft brewersí version of a session beer.  Deep Copper in color, itís sweeter with more caramel malt, a fuller body and less bitterness than an American Pale Ale.  Although this kit uses an American Ale yeast, using a British Ale yeast such as Safale S-04, Muntons Gold, or Wyeast 1098 will move you close to that true British Pint.is bursting with citrus, pine resin, and floral aromas and flavors.

Rocky Mountain Amber Ale

An American Amber is the U.S. craft brewersí version of a session beer.  Deep Copper in color, itís sweeter with more caramel malt, a fuller body and less bitterness than an American Pale Ale.  Although this kit uses an American Ale yeast, using a British Ale yeast such as Safale S-04, Muntons Gold, or Wyeast 1098 will move you close to that true British Pint.

Rogue Shakespeare Stout
Scotch Wee Heavy
Streets London Porter

Uber Imperial Pilsner

 

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