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Brewing an English Barleywine:  Previously in this series of articles on How to brew different Styles of Beer? we covered brewing a British Brown Ale, this time the Beer Style comes from Category 17: ‘Strong British Ale’ in the BJCP 2015 Guidelines and is an English Barleywine.   Read more at http://www.beerinfinity.com/brewing-an-english-barleywine/.

The next Beer Style in this series of articles comes from Category 'Strong British Ale' in the BJCP 2015 Guidelines and is an English Barleywine.

Homebrewing an Oatmeal Stout:  In this article I will cover brewing an Oatmeal Stout for competition and of course enjoyable drinking. For the National Homebrew Competition 2017 I set out to brew six beers and applied for the same number of entries, alas once the entries were accepted due to caps on numbers I was granted five out of the six so had to drop one of them.   Read more at http://www.beerinfinity.com/homebrewing-an-oatmeal-stout/.

In this article I will cover brewing an Oatmeal Stout for competition and of course enjoyable drinking.

Homebrew Con 2017 - part 2:  Homebrew Con 2017 was held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and following two days of exploring the many craft breweries within the city (see part 1) it was time to get down to the conference itself.   Read more at http://www.beerinfinity.com/homebrew-con-2017-part-2/.

Homebrew Con 2017 was held in Minneapolis and after 2 days of exploring many craft breweries within the city it was time to get down to the conference itself.

Homebrew Con 2017 - part 1:  Homebrew Con, or the National Homebrewer’s Conference as it used to be called, was held in the twin cities of Minneapolis / St Paul in Minnesota this year. This was a new state to visit for me personally so I decided it would make a good road trip even though it was a 15 hour drive from State College, PA.   Read more at http://www.beerinfinity.com/homebrew-con-2017-part-1/.

Homebrew Con, or the National Homebrewer's Conference as it used to be called, was held in the twin cities of Minneapolis / St Paul in Minnesota this year.

National Homebrew Competition 2017: Belgian Dark Strong Ale entry:  For my fourth entry in the National Homebrew Competition for 2017 I brewed a Belgian Dark Strong Ale (BJCP category 26D). This was the second time I had brewed this style so I tweaked an existing recipe.   Read more at http://www.beerinfinity.com/national-homebrew-competition-2017-belgian-dark-strong-ale-entry/.

My fourth entry in the National Homebrew Competition for 2017 was a Belgian Dark Strong Ale (BJCP category a tweaked version of an existing recipe.

National Homebrew Competition 2017: Doppelbock entry:  For my fourth entry in the National Homebrew Competition for 2017 was a Doppelbock (BJCP category 9A) based on Jamil’s Mr Maltinator recipe.   Read more at http://www.beerinfinity.com/national-homebrew-competition-2017-doppelbock-entry/.

For my fourth entry in the National Homebrew Competition for 2017 was a Doppelbock (BJCP category based on Jamil's Mr Maltinator recipe.

National Homebrew Competition 2017: Wee Heavy entry:  For my third entry in the National Homebrew Competition for 2017 I brewed a Wee Heavy (BJCP category 17C) which was previously known as a Strong Scotch Ale.   Read more at http://www.beerinfinity.com/national-homebrew-competition-2017-wee-heavy-entry/.

For my third entry in the National Homebrew Competition for 2017 I brewed a Wee Heavy (BJCP category which was previously known as a Strong Scotch Ale.

National Homebrew Competition 2017: Belgian Blond Ale entry:  For my second entry in the National Homebrew Competition for 2017 I brewed a Belgian Blond Ale (BJCP category 25A).   Read more at http://www.beerinfinity.com/national-homebrew-competition-2017-belgian-blond-ale-entry/.

For my second entry in the National Homebrew Competition for 2017 I brewed a Belgian Blond Ale (BJCP category

National Homebrew Competition 2017: Saison entry:  For the National Homebrew Competition 2017 I was granted 5 entries in the first regional round at Philadelphia which included a Saison (aka Farmhouse Ale).   Read more at http://www.beerinfinity.com/national-homebrew-competition-2017-saison-entry/.

For the National Homebrew Competition 2017 I was granted 5 entries in the first regional round at Philadelphia which included a Saison (aka Farmhouse Ale).

Altbiers & Christmas Markets in Düsseldorf:  With December approaching we decided to combine a trip to one of Germany’s famous Christmas Market cities that is also famous for being the home of a beer style called Altbier.   Read more at http://www.beerinfinity.com/altbiers-christmas-markets-in-dusseldorf/.

With December approaching we decided to combine a trip to one of Germany's famous Christmas Market cities that is also famous as the home of Altbiers.

Beer & Breweries in Heidelberg:  Following on from our visit to Bamberg we traveled by train onto the city of Heidelberg which is famous for its highly respected university and impressive schloss (castle). Additionally the city has a few breweries in the altstadt (old town).   Read more at http://www.beerinfinity.com/beer-breweries-in-heidelberg/.

After Bamberg we traveled to the city of Heidelberg, famous for its university and schloss (castle). Additionally the city has a few breweries in the old town.

Bamberg: the home of smoked beers:  During a three month stay in The Netherlands we took a trip via train to the city of Bamberg which is situated in the north of Bavaria, Germany. The main purpose was to seek out a style of beer called Rauchbier which is a German smoked beer and Bamberg is well renowned for having a number of breweries specializing in these.   Read more at http://www.beerinfinity.com/bamberg-the-home-of-smoked-beers/.

On a trip to Bamberg we sought out examples of a style of beer called Rauchbier which this city is renowned for having a number of breweries specializing in.

Brewing a Kitchen Sink beer:  It is commonly expressed by homebrewers, bloggers, and makers of beer-related podcasts that throwing a lot of different grains and hops at a beer, or Kitchen Sink beer as it is frequently referred, is a bad idea… so I thought I would give it a go!   Read more at http://www.beerinfinity.com/brewing-a-kitchen-sink-beer/.

It is commonly expressed that using a lot of different grains and hops in a beer, aka a Kitchen Sink beer, is a bad idea.

NHC 2016 in Baltimore:  NHC 2014 in Grand Rapids was great fun, alas we missed NHC 2015 in San Diego due to personal reasons, but we were glad to be able to make NHC 2016 in Baltimore.   Read more at http://www.beerinfinity.com/nhc-2016-in-baltimore/.

NHC 2014 in Grand Rapids was great fun, alas we missed NHC 2015 in San Diego due to personal reasons, but we were glad to be able to make NHC 2016 in Baltimore.

Battle of the Homebrew Clubs 2016:  After an afternoon at PA Flavor, we stayed an extra night in Harrisburg (PA) to attend the 2nd Battle of the Homebrew Clubs which is the official homebrew competition of Harrisburg Beer Week.   Read more at http://www.beerinfinity.com/battle-of-the-homebrew-clubs-2016/.

After PA Flavor we stayed in Harrisburg (PA) to attend the Battle of the Homebrew Clubs which is the official homebrew competition of Harrisburg Beer Week.

PA Flavor 2016:  Back in 2014 we visited PA Flavor and enjoyed a great event showcasing local craft beers, foods and other related offerings – see here for the article. Alas in 2015 we had other obligations but this year our plans fell into place so on Saturday April 23 we headed to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and after checking into our hotel embarked on the 45 min walk out to the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex.   Read more at http://www.beerinfinity.com/pa-flavor-20

In 2014 we visited PA Flavor and enjoyed a great event showcasing local craft beers and foods. This year on Sat April 23 we headed to Harrisburg, PA.