Fhtagn Lavender Vanilla Belgian Ale

View my recipe on BeerSmith Visit this beer on Untappd A dry, rich, estery Belgian Pale enhanced with the warm pleasance of fresh vanilla and the delightful aroma of hand-picked organic lavender. The two adjuncts blend beautifully in the rounded mouthfeel of the base style to create something entirely unique and entirely Morgue. This turned…

Beer Wagon — the “Vault” — Draft Bar on Wheels

Build your own mobile beer bar for dispensing kegged home-brew on the go! (Disclaimer: Don’t break laws; don’t be stupid.) I call it the “Vault.” For the past few years at lawn parties and Pennsic, I’ve had my kegs on ice in a big cooler. It worked, but it burned through ice fast and looked…

I Am Gruit—Medieval Herbed Ale

FIRST BATCH Adapted from Mosher, Radical Brewing 241. Scaled down to Batch Volume of 1.5 gallons.  4 oz cherrywood smoked malt 1.4 oz Special B malt SRM 180 1 oz black patent malt SRM 500 2.8 lbs amber LME 1 bay laurel leaf 0.03 oz Rosemary 0.06 oz each of Bog Myrtle, Caraway, Mugwort Brewing…

Pseudo-Gruit – Chartreuse Tart Saison – Herbed as an Afterthought

  I’ve recently been getting in to beer mixology, experimenting with adding various bitter herbs to my beer, being inspired by Gruit, the herbed, pre-hops style of medieval ale. My most recent Belgian Saison homebrew was a little bit “meh,” so I thought “why not spice things up?” These days I’m pretty much always keeping a jug of…

Circe’s Elixir – Ancient Greek Ale

“And she mixed them a potion with barley and cheese and pale honey added to Pramnian wine, but put into the mixture malignant drugs to make them forgetful of their own country. After she’d given them this and they’d drunk it down, next she struck them with her wand and drove them into her pig…

Twin Suns Saison

Next to my forthcoming Circe’s Elixir, Twin Suns Saison has been my most involved beer to date. This is Morgue Brewing’s first “official” collaboration, as the label playfully notes: “A spectacularly sophisticated nectar collaboratively brewed by Morgue Brewing with wildflower honey lovingly handcrafted by the bees of Hamilton Hives and artistically accented with label art…

Cidre Artisanal de Ardennes

I got fancy this time. 4 gallons organic farm fresh apple cider Belgian Ardennes Wyeast 3522 yeast Tastes great, of course. Wonderful Belgian aroma. Clean semi-dry taste. Largely all of the spices precipitated out, to my dismay. Perhaps it would be best to “dry hop” with some spices. I’m trying that now with my 2015…