Nick Carr

About Nick Carr

Nicoli Carr has been tinkering with homebrewing for over 10 years and graduated from the American Brewers Guild (CBA) Craft Brewers program in 2014. When he’s not busy freelance writing, he is likely out foraging wild brewing options, writing, or hunting stillness in remote places. You can contact him through his website ThePenAndBow.com.

Blonde Ale: Style Characteristics, Brewing Tips & History

History I could make some joke comparing the short and rather uninspired history and oft considered overly simplified profile of the Blonde ale to the short-of-smarts blonde, subject of so many poor jokes. It could go something like this… how do you confuse a Blonde Ale? Put her between a pale … [Read more...]

18 Patriotic Beers to Fuel Your July 4th Party

The 4th of July. Ah, that day when the grill gets brushed off; the TV gets repositioned for a coming game; some head, blanket and cooler in hand, to their favorite picnic spot; parades rollick; fireworks color the warm evening skies; and… libation is sought. Before you head out that door seeking … [Read more...]

Know Your Beer Styles: Schwarzbier

History Black beers have been a major player in not only the revival of the American craft brew scene, but on a wider world stage too. Porters and Stouts are a cornerstone of beer culture, but there’s another black beer, an older, yet far less known inhabitor of this corner of the color spectrum. … [Read more...]