Table of organic compounds and their smells

Ever pop the top on a bottle of homebrew and catch a whiff of something familiar? With this handy chart you may just be able to pinpoint that aroma based on the organic compound that causes it. Let’s just hope you never end up with a Hexanoic Acid smell in your brew.



As an added bonus, here is a chart that shows some of the common esters in homebrew!



Indy Beer News – Holiday Beer Edition

Mmmm Delicious ChildBeer Is My Passion had a blast with Bill Jimerson of Indy Beer News, along with Eric Baker of The Biercast, Cari Crowe of Mass Ave Pub, Benjamin Sutton of Indiana Brew Haus, and our own Jenn Myers and Erik Howell. The lineup was a great selection of beers available around the holidays. We covered Great Lakes Christmas Ale, Flat 12 Lacto-Matic Milk StoutBBC Winter Ale, BBC Krampus Dark Strong Ale, Sun King Sink The Clipper Imperial ESB, Powerhouse White River Brown Ale, Powerhouse Diesel Oil Stout, Daredevil JWP Stout, and finished with Upland Bourbon Barrel Teddy Bear Kisses. Great time with people who are passionate about craft beer. Here’s the podcast:

Indy Beer News

Some of my favorites that night included the Powerhouse Diesel Oil Stout, Daredevil JWP, and Bourbon Barrel Teddy Bear Kisses, however they were all pretty fantastic. Have a listen, and grab some of these great brews as they will be gone before you know it. Cheers!

Indy Beer News Oskar Blues Tasting

oskarbluesI had the opportunity to join Bill Jimerson of IndyBeerNews, along with Zach Typinski of Oskar Blues Brewery, Cari Crowe of Mass Ave Pub, Evan Batt of World Class Beer, and Andrew Camp of The Biercast for an Oskar Blues tapping and live taping of Indy Beer News at The Mass Ave Pub. This was such a great time. We got to sample Mama’s Little Yella PilsDale’s Pale AleOld Chub – Scottish Style AleDeviant Dale’s IPAG’Knight Imperial Red Ale, and Ten FIDY. These beers are very well put together, and interestingly enough, most of them that were served were no older than 2 weeks. Here’s the podcast:

Indy Beer News

Indy Beer News will be hosting the first of a quarterly series of discussions called Indy Beer Talks at the Tomlinson Tap Room on November 20th at 7:30. This upcoming event will feature Clay Robinson of Sun King Brewing, Jon Lang of Triton Brewing Company, Chris Sikich of The Indianapolis Star, and Jake Koeneman of Hoosier Beer Geeks and will cover industry growth, market saturation, and increasing competition in the craft beer world. Thanks again to Indy Beer News, Mass Ave Pub, and the panelists from this podcast for the great beer and conversation. Click here if you’d like to attend this event at Tomlinson Tap. This should be an awesome time.


Wynkoops Bull Testicle Beer To Be Sold In Two-Packs Nationwide, All Year Round

When a beer is made with real bull testicles there is really only one way to sell it: in pairs.Thats just what Denvers very own Wynkoop Brewing Company is planning with the launch of its signature Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout which will soon be available in two-pack cans in Denver and available nationwide via Internet craft beer retailer

via Wynkoops Bull Testicle Beer To Be Sold In Two-Packs Nationwide, All Year Round.


Ale to the Chief: White House Beer Recipe Released


Ever want to drink the same homebrew as the president of the United States? The White House has released their recipe for “Ale to the Chief Honey Brown.” They also shared a recipe for a Honey Porter that sounds pretty tasty for the winter time. I am a bit surprised that the POTUS settles for extract brews, but the recipe looks pretty solid.

Head on over to the link below to check out the recipes and instructions.


  • 2 (3.3 lb) cans light malt extract
  • 1 lb light dried malt extract
  • 12 oz crushed amber crystal malt
  • 8 oz Biscuit Malt
  • 1 lb White House Honey
  • 1 1/2 oz Kent Goldings Hop Pellets
  • 1 1/2 oz Fuggles Hop pellets
  • 2 tsp gypsum
  • 1 pkg Windsor dry ale yeast
  • 3/4 cup corn sugar for priming

Ale To the Chief – White House Beer Recipe