The Ultimate Brewing Calender

Sorry it’s been a while since the last post.   We’ve been working on some  major projects that will be revealed early in 2012, they are time-consuming to say at the least.  Personally, I am very excited and can’t wait to show them but until then we’ll just leave it at that.

I came across a blog where I was inspired by a brewing calendar.   What is a brewing calendar?  It’s a way to help you know when to brew what style of beer so you can drink with the season.   So when you’re giving away beer in the middle of a Virginia August, you’re not giving a Russian Imperial away – rather a wit or something on those lines.

This calendar will help you brew with the season so when St. Patties day comes around you have an Irish Red or Dry Stout ready to drink, not making one the week before.

These are just suggestions, a guide for the road ahead.   Hope it helps, and let me know if you think any should be added or rearranged.

Winter Beers

Brew in Fall —> Drink in Winter

  • Christmas – Winter Beer – Spiced Beer
  • Dry Stout
  • Sweet Stout (milk stout)
  • Oatmeal Stout
  • Extra Stout
  • Foreign Stout
  • Russian Imperial Stout – make year in advance
  • Robust Porter
  • Baltic Porter
  • American Brown
  • English Brown
  • Barley Wine – make a year in advance
  • Dark Wheats
  • Smoked Ale
  • Heavy Scotch Brews (80 Schilling & Wee Heavy’s)
  • Old Ale
Spring Beer
Brew in Winter –> Drink in Spring
  • Irish Reds
  • Dry Stout
  • Bock
  • Doppelbock
  • Pale Ale
  • Scottish Light (60 Schilling)
  • Amber’s
  • IPA
  • Wheat Beer
  • Hefeweizn
  • Fruit Wheat
  • Saison
  • Blonde Ale
  • Wit’s
  • Beire de garde

Summer Beers

Brew in Spring —> Drink in Summer

  • Pilsner
  • American Light Lager
  • American Premium Lager
  • American Standard Lager
  • Cream Ale
  • American Rye
  • Weizen’s
  • Alt
  • Kolsch
  • Summer Ale’s (usually have honey malt, honey for bottling, or lemon zest in them)
  • Steam
  • Light Saison
  • Pale Ale
  • IPA

Fall Beers

Brew in Summer –> Drink in the Fall

  • Marzen or an ale mimicking it
  • Pumpkin Beers (if you make with real pumpkins they come out in September)
  • Brown Ale’s
  • Ordinary Bitter
  • Extra Special Bitter
  • Mild
  • American Brown
  • English Brown
  • American Amber
  • English Pale Ale’s
  • Belgian Golden Strong
  • Belgian Blonde
  • Belgian Dubbel
  • Dunkelweizen
  • Black IPA (or whatever people are now calling them)


Related Post

Barley Wine Recipe

Russian Imperial Stout

Extra Stout

Newcastle Brown Ale

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