Chop & Brew – Episode 54: Homebrewing Svagdricka

We learn to homebrew a Swedish style of beer called svagdricka with the advice and help of our friend, Swedish homebrewer/craft brewer Mikael Holmlund. Think of it as an even more sessionable version of an English dark mild. It’s a fun beer to brew and drink. [Original postdate: December 31, 2016] Related Links: Svagdricka Homebrew

Chop & Brew – Episode 53: Here Comes Samichlaus

Tis the season for a high-gravity doppelbock treat called Samichlaus. Join Chip, Don O. and Michael Dawson as they tell the tale of this wonderful super-lager, and enjoy examples from the Austrian brewery and our Minnesota homebreweries. [Original postdate: December 22, 2016] Related Links: Samichlaus History & Homebrew Recipes Samichlaus information via Schloss Eggenberg website

Samichlaus History and Homebrew Recipes

Below you’ll find several versions of extract and all-grain Samichlaus homebrew recipes. First, a quick history behind the professionally brewed beer. The famed Beer Hunter Michael Jackson had a great love affair with Samichlaus and its ever-evolving story. Here are some of his articles related to the beer: Mine’s a pint of Santa Claus (December