About Hermen

Good Beer For All! Now is the time to kick the light fizzy stuff to the curb and embrace craft beer. A transplant to the Rocky Mountains (from Michigan aka the high five of america) and loving every moment....and the beer. I'm a HopHead but like to dabble in a little bit of everything. So let's drink and tell.

Favorite Beers: Founders Centennial IPA, Odell IPA and Myrcenary DIPA, Bell's Two Hearted Ale, Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald, Founders Breakfast Stout and of course my homebrews.
Favorite Style: IPA

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East Coast IPA – All Grain Recipe

East Coast IPA Recipe

For the past 6 months I have been on a kick of trying to brew an East Coast IPA to my liking and here’s the all grain recipe I came up with.

All Hail the Lizard King of Pipeworks

Pipeworks Lizard King

Hermen pours a Lizard King from Pipeworks and is coming around to Mosaic hops in this beer review.

My Perfect 6 Pack Would Be This

perfect 6 pack

If you only had six beers to drink for the rest of my life, what would they be? Hermen assembles his perfect 6 pack, hit or miss?

A Robust Porter Recipe to Calm Your Tired Shoveling Arms

Robust Porter Recipe

After many years of testing and tweaking I present my American Robust Porter recipe, an ode to Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald. Cheers!

Anheuser-Busch Buys Homebrewing Giant


AB InBev buys Northern Brewer the largest online homebrewing website which owns Midwest Supplies as well.

Melvin IPA – Slap Your Mama Good


Melvin IPA makes me remember why I love this style so much. Read the full write up here.

New Homebrewers! Here are 4 Things You Should Know


TIps for New Homebrewers to consider when starting out or moving to the next level.

Summa Summa Summa Time Pilsner Recipe

Sommer Bier

My Pilsner recipe is a clean one malt recipe with a perfect hop profile to have you sitting back and enjoying summer the proper way.

How To Make a Pretzel Necklace: A Beer Festival Must

Pretzel Necklace

Stop paying $15 for a slice of pizza and bring your own pretzel necklace to your next beer festival with these easy steps.

5 Tips to Survive Homebrew Con

Homebrew Con

Homebrew Con can be a daunting or it can be one of the best times of your life. Here are 5 tips to get you through the event with extra awesome sauce.