Aletoberfest Homebrew Recipe

This beer goes by many names: Aletoberfest, Mocktoberfest, Fauxtoberfest, ALToberfest. An ale version of a Marzen-style Oktoberfest as seen brewed by Ryan and Judi Schenian in Chop & Brew – Episode 13: Brewing Aletoberfest. Thanks to Ryan and Judi for sharing this recipe with the people! This is a quick-turning beer using ale yeast to

Chop & Brew – Episode 13: Brewing Aletoberfest

‘Tis the season for Oktoberfest! But not everyone has the temperature-controlled facilities to produce a truly and traditionally lagered Marzen-style beer. That’s okay. Chop & Brew found a workaround thanks to mother/son brew team Judi & Ryan Schenian. They had the great idea to brew an Oktoberfest beer, but to ferment it with a German

Chop & Brew – Episode 12: Belgian Dark Strong Ales

Chop & Brew is joined once again by Wyeast brand manager Michael Dawson for a backyard brew session. The goal: a high-gravity Belgian Dark Strong Ale. We discuss what it takes to create a successful “big beer” while sampling a high-octane brew from Dawson’s homebrew cellar. Brewers, we’d love to hear your tips and techniques