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Holy Cow friends, 2015 has already come to an end! Seems like just yesterday we brewed our first batch of the season. As the old saying goes, time flies when you’re brewing good beer! At least I think that’s how it goes.

2015 got off to a late start, we actually didn’t get to brew our first batch until May. Work travel, home improvements, and life in general prevented us from getting the start that we wanted. If there’s anything that the Regular Guys have in common, it’s perseverance. We sallied forth and managed to brew 80 gallons of delicious craft beer before year’s end. Let’s take a look back at our year of beer!

Our first batch of the season was our Hot Blonde Jalapeño Blonde Ale. This brew has quickly become a fan favorite, so it was the obvious first choice.

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For more pictures and the full Hot Blonde brew session post click here.

The next beer we brewed was our Cream Ale. This was the first time we brewed this delightful lawn mower beer, but it definately won’t be the last! We actually have plans to brew it again early in 2016.

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For more pictures and the full Cream Ale brew session post click here.

Next up was our IPA. This was a first time recipe as well. While we enjoyed this beer, Seth will be doing a few minor tweaks to the recipe. We’ll give it another go!

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For more pictures and the full IPA brew session post click here.

Three beers completed on the season, what do you do? You share them with friends! We got together with the guys from Recess Brewing to get their opinions of our brews.

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For more pictures and the full bottle share post click here.

At this point we had a decision to make. The Breese Fall Festival was coming up and we wanted to bring three beers to be judged, but which three? We already had the ingredients bought for our next three beers, but were they the right beers to bring to the festival? Nope. Buy more ingredients! The first festival brew was our Red Rye-Der IPA, a fantastic beer.

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For more pictures and the full Red Rye-Der brew session post click here.

The next festival brew was an easy choice, our tried and true Smokey Grove Apple Smoked Porter. It is everything you love about Fall in a beer.

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For more pictures and the full Smokey Grove brew session post click here.

Can you guess what the third beer was we chose to take to the festival? Our Hot Blonde Jalapeño Blonde Ale of course! It’s kind of our signature beer.

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For more pictures and the full Hot Blonde brew session post click here.

So now we have all three of our festival brews ready and some time to kill. What should we do? Brew a 5 BBL batch with Recess Brewing! Thank you Matt for this fantastic experience.

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For more pictures and the full Recess brew session post click here.

Finally time for the Breese Fall Festival! This was a ton of fun. So many talented homebrewers and chili makers! We had a blast and even won a couple of ribbons!

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For more pictures and the full festival post click here.

Even the Regular Guys need to take a break from time to time. Enter DAFCAE! For those of you not familiar, DAFCAE is the Dude’s Annual Fall Camping Adventure Extravaganza! Basically it’s a cold camping trip with a ton of  disc golf and even more beer! Good times!

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For more pictures and the full DAFCAE post click here.

Getting close to the end of 2015 here folks. After a brief hiatus, we brewed our Extra Pale Ale or XPA as you may hear us refer to it.

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For more pictures and the full XPA brew session click here.

This is it ladies and gentlemen, our final brew of 2015! This is our Chocolate Milk Stout. Big, bold, and blacker than a pimp’s heart! a beautiful beer that we will be splitting and barrel aging half of it. More posts to come on this one, she’s not quite done fermenting yet!

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For more pictures and the full Chocolate Milk Stout brew session click here.

Before I finish the post, I’d like to take a moment to thank our wives for putting up with our brewing shenanigans for yet another year, especially Brian’s wife, Katie. She deals with our late night brew sessions or racking sessions or kegging sessions or bottling sessions with little to no complaint. I’d also like to thank the rest of our families and friends who support us in various ways and provide great feedback on our brews. A big thank you to our followers on Twitter and those who like us on Facebook, and the handful of folks who follow this blog, such a great community of craft beer lovers out there. Thank you also to the local breweries who have sparked our desire to brew and be better brewers. We love you all!

2016 will be a big year for Regular Guy Brewing, stay tuned!

Until next…year!

 

 

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