Archive for January, 2011

The Epic Tale of the Abandoned Ale

Let me preface this by saying, I had a very well thought out strategy… After a slew of experimental beers I started thinking about how pure our process was.  Our explorations have been solely based on the ingredients and proportions that we were including without consideration being given to the brewing techniques we were using.  […]

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Drinking a Narbrew: Instruction Manual

Preparing to taste a beer is more difficult than popping the top and drowning your liver.  We’ve compiled a list of very important steps that every craft or home beer enthusiast should follow in order to properly begin your delicious journey. 1- Pry off cap. Pry off caps provide a better seal to protect our […]

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Day off work? Brew some beer!

Martin Luther King day snuck up on me this year.  So much so that it wasn’t until Friday when my business day was ending that I realized I didn’t have work on Monday.  Most people would waste the entire day sitting around watching week old Daily Show episodes On Demand, but I’m more motivated than […]

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Honey-Money Stout (updated)

An American Stout. Brewed with copious amounts of roasted dark malts, it has delicious coffee and chocolate notes, while the clover honey and honey malt contribute sweetness and a dry finish. I will admit that stouts are not for everyone, but I highly recommend that you at least gives this a try. UPDATE(1/17/11): Status: Just […]

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Margarita Wit

Margarita Wit is a fresh twist on the classic Witbier style. Brewed with lime zest, coriander and paradise seeds, agave nectar, and New Zealand Motueka hops, Margarita Wit is both complex and refreshing. Perfect for a sunny afternoon! 5.2% ABV       16 IBU Fermentables: Wheat, 2-Row Pale, and Honey malts, Organic Agave Nectar Hops: Motueka hops […]

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RW2 is the second generation of our American wheat beer, Riwaka Wheat. Riwaka Wheat gets its name from the New Zealand grown Riwaka hops used in the recipe for flavor and aroma. The Riwaka hops contribute a citrusy, grapefruit quality to the beer, complementing the flavor provided by a touch of coriander, orange peel, and […]

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Homebrewing: On the surface

It occurs to me that there is really only one thing that most people will notice as they visit this blog.  To the majority of viewers this is a list of different styles of beers that Narbrew is creating from their home.  However, what you may not realize is that as we explore different styles […]

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What is the most important characteristic in your beer? POLL


German Assassin

Named after a bar regular at my old stomping ground, Uno Chicago Grill, German Assassin is a pseudo-Schwarzbier (German Black Lager). I say ‘pseudo’ because our version is not really a lager. To simulate the lager experience we used a clean fermenting ale yeast, and fermented it at the coolest temperatures our humble castle will […]


First Brewday of 2011

Today was way busier than I had anticipated.  I was intending on buying supplies Saturday and brewing early Sunday.  Then it snowed a minuscule amount and I was convinced not to drive the 30+ minutes in the snow.  My weekend piled up to one day of fitting in a trip to the brew store, the […]

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