Nick Carr

About Nick Carr

Nicoli Carr has been tinkering with homebrewing for over 10 years and is currently enrolled in the American Brewers Guild (CBA). When he’s not studying or working, he is likely out foraging wild brewing options, writing, or hunting stillness in remote places.

Know Your Beer Styles: Fruit Beer

History of Fruit Beer Unlike most other styles, fruit beer really has no continuous lineage in the brewing histories. But, new evidence may link the earliest evidence of brewing with fruit beer. A study published in 2004 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences presents 9,000 year … [Read more...]

Know Your Beer Styles: Russian Imperial Stout

History Perhaps, it all started with a request. On a 1698 trip to England, Peter the Great is said to have tasted of a black nectar called stout, and immediately fallen in love. He wanted much to imbibe in this new found love even when he returned home to Czarist Russia, so he requested that … [Read more...]

Know Your Beer Styles: Irish Red Ale

History This is a beer style with limited history. Whether that limit is because some of it has been lost or because it is a relatively new style, not especially sought after in its own country, with a history half buried in that of English bitters, is hard to firmly nail down. There … [Read more...]

Know Your Beer Styles: Belgian Tripel

History With long held traditions rooted deep in the Middle Ages European monastic brewers have greatly influenced modern brewing culture and continue to craft some of the most defining and memorable ales. The Belgian Tripel is the youngest of the ale trilogy (dubbel, tripel, and quadruple) … [Read more...]