Holy Water IPA

If I started a cult it would worship the almighty hop. At every cult gathering we would give praises to this wonderful flower, and drink copious amounts of Holy Water IPA. Holy Water IPA was brewed with more than double the amount of hops of a standard IPA, but over 90% of the hops were […]


Mad Elf Fest V: Narbrews on Tap

Our fifth annual Mad Elf Fest Christmas party has come and gone leaving us all with beautiful memories of a party with our friends.  Unfortunately because of the keg of the very potent Troegs Mad Elf Ale we were all sharing, we’ll only be able to remember the beginning of the party.  Surprisingly it wasn’t […]

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Brew Tour: Troegs “T2” Brewery

We at Narbrew have always been huge fans of Troegs Brewery.  In fact, our annual Christmas bashtacular is themed around enjoying their Mad Elf Ale.  Harrisburg has been Troegs home for 14 years, a convenient ten minute drive from our hometown in central PA.  This past year however, they’ve upgraded and moved their production to […]

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Homebrewing Laws

Everyone knows what it’s like to be kept down by “the Man”. Zoning permits, parking tickets, taxes, everything meant to keep big business on top and us normal folk struggling. Occasionally we all have a chance to fight back and change our world in tiny insignificant ways. Our way of sticking it to the man […]

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Narbrew in the Philadelphia Inquirer!

Earlier this week we posted about Narbrew’s article on Philly.com.  Today we found out that the article carried over to the Philadelphia Inquirer’s business section.  I’ll be re-reading it tomorrow for inspiration while brewing a batch of CranMerry Christmas.  Thanks again to Ashley Nguyen for publishing our passion.  See the link below. http://www.philly.com/philly/business/20111126_Indie_brewers_band_together__hope_for_business_success.html

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Narbrew article on Philly.com

Last Tuesday while brewing the first of our Christmas deliciousness we had the pleasure of being interviewed by Ashley Nguyen from Philly.com as part of their neighborhood feature.   We talked as we cooked and although I thought we were clearly boring Ashley with beer speak, she sat and scribbled with a smile.  Tonight we were […]


Home Grown Hops!

A friend and co-worker of mine, whom we shall refer to as Bryce (because that’s his name), also happens to be a novice horticulturalist and craft beer enthusiast. Bryce is also a Narbrew Superfan, and has agreed to donate fresh picked hops from his upcoming fall harvest for use in some delicious Narbrew beer. At […]

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Local Doofus

We’re calling this an extra pale ale. Other appropriate names for this beer would be hop juice, hop water, awesomeness, etc. Basically, what we were shooting for here was an alternative to the high alcohol hop bombs that most craft brewers are producing to satisfy hopheads. Being hopheads ourselves, we do not dislike said hopbombs, […]

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Black Sheep

Having trouble choosing  what type of beer you want? Can’t decide between the roasty coffee-like flavors of a Porter, or the blast of west coast hops provided by an American IPA? Solution!  Black Sheep is the perfect trifecta of roasted black malts, sweet caramel malts, and citrusy American hops. Often given the contradictory label “Black […]

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SHP Green Bullet

Single Hop Project: Green Bullet This is the second beer in our Single Hop Project series of IPAs. My goal for the series was to use varieties of hops that we already do use or plan use regularly, to learn each hop’s distinctive characteristics. However, I found these New Zealand grown Green Bullet hops online […]