Chinese Moldy Ale – Brazen Spirits

In my epic hero’s quest for homebrewing antiquity, I’ve found myself attempting to reconstruct the beverage of China’s ancient bronze age Shang (1700-1046 BC) or Zhou (1046-221 BC) dynasties. Ancient Shang texts name a handful of possible alcoholic beverages — the herbal chang, a potentially sweet and modest rice or millet-based li, and a big…

Pennsic 2019

Morgue Brewing’s Pennsic 2019 homebrew inventory: Belgian Witty Dark Mild (BeerSmith) Brazen Spirits Chinese Ale (BeerSmith | Untappd) Powerslave Ancient Egyptian Ale (BeerSmith | Untappd [plain] | Untappd [pomegranate]) Silk Road Sweet and Spicy Milk Stout (BeerSmith | Untappd) Circe’s Elixir, Mycenaean Greek Bronze Age Grog (BeerSmith | Untappd) Brut Gruit (BeerSmith | Untappd) Gurik Cha’Ale (BeerSmith | Untappd) Some photos from brewing up my 3,500 year…

How to Make QR Codes to Check In to Your Beer on Untappd

“Dude, why’s there a QR code on your beer?” …is a refrain I imagine myself hearing, though IMHO I haven’t enough. With the advent of the popular beer rating app Untappd, the drinking of beer dove headlong into social media gamification. Speaking entirely hypothetically, though, after imbibing and checking-in to a few libations in one sitting,…

‘Til Un-Death – Humulus Matrimony 10th Wedding Anniversary Beer

After ten years of fasted hands with the love of my life, I felt a bold beer was in order. For someone who’s more of a session brewer, I think this is the biggest, boldest beer I’ve brewed to date. And one needn’t wonder further why I married the woman, because when I asked her what beer I…

Gurik Cha’Ale

Pivovar Filipek | Morgue Brewing collaboration A dungeon crawl, goblinoid, herbed, gruit ale brewed with the root of mandrake, bog myrtle, mugwort, wormwood, bay laurel, honey, molasses, and East Kent Goldings hops. View on Untappd

Vajra Belgian Tripel

Among gilded gods in the House of Snow, this enlightened aromatic ale tickles the tongue with an unpretentious estery richness that’s sure to please even the Buddha. Defender of Dharma and protector of the Middle Way, the triple-tined Vajra cuts through ignorance and obstruction to the noble pursuit of quality and purity. Visit on Untappd…

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…