Author: nick

Let’s brew some Trappist-style ales for the 2nd quarter of 2021. These beers are all characterized by very high attenuation, high carbonation through bottle conditioning, and interesting (and often aggressive) yeast character. Technically speaking, Trappist is a protected legal appellation, …

SOQ2 Trappist Ales Read More »

The basic idea is to clone a beer, compare against the original, adjust and brew again. This will culminate in a Q4 style of the quarter but the clone you submit should be at least your 2nd iteration of this …

2021 Clone Your Favorite Beer Challenge (SOQ4) Read More »

And the winners are:1st = Ian Carswell, Hazy Lady2nd = Randy Guerrero, New England IPA3rd = Nick Facciola, Pineapple Express Special thanks to our remote judges, Robert Ayasse and Adam Bradley!——————————– The first SOQ of 2021, get into some new brew science on a making …

SOQ1 = New England IPAs Read More »

Come join us at OakBarrel while we brew a couple batches of beer! This will be outdoors and safe social distance practices will be in effect. The fun begins at 10am!

Congratulations to our homebrew competition winners! This quarter was an excellent showing with 15 entries and they were quite competitive. 1st Place: Stephen Haas, American Stout2nd Place: Sam Kopp, Schwarzbier3rd Place: Julian Borrill, Imperial Stout —————————————————————————————— The style of the quarter …

2020 4th Quarter – Black is Beautiful Read More »

Congrats to our winners! 1st Place: Ian Carswell with Glasto Gold, a British Golden Ale2nd Place: Greg Strom with Clipper Trip to India, an English IPA3rd Place: Adam Bradley with Fields of British Golden Ale —————————————– The style of the quarter …

2020 3rd Quarter – Pale Commonwealth Ales Read More »

Finally we have the results in from remote judging! 1st: James Duerr with an American Stout called Barcley’s Second Try2nd: Jeff Rose with an American Stout called Stout it out Loud3rd: Nick Facciola with an American Stout called Big ol’ Stout …

2020 1st Quarter SOQ – American Porters and Stouts Read More »

Congratulations to our winners and thanks to everyone who brewed, shared, or tasted and enjoyed! Here are the results: 1st Place: Randy Guerrero with Vienna SMASH 2nd Place: Fernando Gonzalez with Pale Ale 3rd Place tie: Ian Carswell with English Bitter and Nick Facciola with Cream Ale 5th …

SOQ 2019 Q4: Limitations Brewing Read More »

Congratulations to our winners:1st: Steve Studebaker with a Mannheimer Braunbier brewed with juniper and ginger2nd: Robert Ayasse with a Gruit called Hiveway 13 Gruit, brewed with Juniper Berries, Myrica Gale, Rosemary, Cardamon, Bay Leaves, Yarrow, Quassia, Local honey, no hops, and no psychoactives 3rd: Randy Guerrero with an Adambier, brewed with …

2019 Q3 Style of the Quarter: Extinct Beers and Rarities Read More »

Congrats to the 2nd Style of the Quarter winners for 2019. These entries were for Amber and Brown American Ales, entered as ranked as a subset amongst the other World Cup of Beer entries in this category.There were a total …

2019 2nd Quarter SOQ – American Amber and Brown Ales Read More »