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: American IPA

Beginnings The American India pale ale is a youngin’ in the world of beer styles. This simple reimagining is rooted in a style 200 years old, but its own history spans only 30 years. Its beginnings closely coincide with the modern craft beer revolution that started in the late 70’s and build to the … [Read more...]

Know Your Beer Styles: Bohemian Pilsner

Beginnings The entire world owes a depth of gratitude to the brewers of Plzen (Pilsen), who, in 1842 created a beer that would take the world by storm. Founded by King Wenceslas II in 1295, Plzen became a center of Bohemian brewing after its founder granted its citizenry the right to brew. … [Read more...]

REVIEW: Kronenbourg 1664

Quick Characteristics Brewery: Brasseries Kronenbourg Location: Obernai, France Style: Pale Lager ABV: 5.5% IBU: ? Appearance: Old Summer Wheat with Soapy Brilliant White Head Aroma: Grainy Malt; … [Read more...]

Know Your Beer Styles: Flanders Red Ale

Beginnings Belgium has one of the most varied histories when it comes to the art of brewing. This is not to say that Belgium’s brewing craft does not stem from the same traditions as those found in the rest of Europe. But, this country, more than any other, seems to have carried those old … [Read more...]

REVIEW: Boddingtons Pub Ale

Quick Characteristics Brewery: Anheuser-Bush InBev Location: United Kingdom Style: English Pale Ale (Bitter) ABV: 4.7% IBU: ? Appearance: Beautiful Gold of Light Spun Honey with Dense, Creamy Foam … [Read more...]

Know Your Beer Styles: Brown Porters

The Beginnings History is a funny thing. Many times it is based just as much on assumptions and stories than on fact. Sometimes there are multiple possible histories and no easy way to separate the less accurate from the more accurate. The history of the Porter beer style is ambiguous at … [Read more...]