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Cool ingredients for unique brewing

Happy National Homebrew Day!

National Homebrew Day takes place on May 7th. It’s our favorite day of the year – trust us, we are not big fans of Mondays but can’t wait for the next one to arrive! It’s the one day when we won’t need any excuses for having a swig of a new homebrew batch. In our National Homebrew Day blog, we will explore the curious flavors that you could add into your homemade beer to give it that something extra!

Give your homebrew a unique flavor

This National Homebrew Day, one extra ingredient can be enough to transform your brew. We have done some research on which weird and wonderful flavors fellow homebrewers have added to their pride and joy and, it’s safe to say we think they’re awesome!

Who doesn’t love a sweet snack with their cold beer? So why not mix the two together… You can add cacao nibs to your brew for a rich chocolate flavor, while a touch of fruit can be achieved with liquid flavorings or extracts. There is a large variety in the market, allowing you to try different styles, including apricot, blueberry, raspberry and strawberry… what’s your pick? And it doesn’t need to stop there, we discovered an awesome flavor called Voodoo Doughnut Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Ale. Pretty fun, isn’t it? Homebrewers creativity amazes us and we love hearing about these strangely wonderful beers being produced.

What about herbs and spices? Adding some orange, grapefruit or lemon peels can help accentuate your heavy additions of citrus-forward hops. Chamomile can give you a slight sweeter (and calmer) touch and rose hips or petals will make it a more sophisticated batch.

If you want to up the spice level some notches, chillies are your answer. Serrano and Jalapeno are the most popular, although poblanos, chipotle and ginger can also add some heat to it.

If you fancy a more savory kick to your homebrew, we have discovered a very acquired taste which might tickle your fancy, Oyster Stout. This oyster infused beer may not be to everyone’s taste but it’s like the saying goes, you can’t knock it until you’ve tried it! And it shows that beer can go with anything, literally!

We want to know your most crazy flavors

Have you got a unique tasting homebrew? We’d love to know what your secret ingredient is and where you got your inspiration from! Get in touch with us and let us know your wild imagination when it comes to your homebrew through our social media channels, send in pictures of your awesome homebrew and you could feature in one of our posts, Facebook , Twitter and Instagram.

Want an awesome beer label to go with your incredible homebrew?

If you have an awesome tasting homebrew, there is no other way to go about it but to make it look as good as it tastes with a hell of a bottle label, and we’re the people to help you out!

Our customizable labels are the perfect shout. We have products for all types of beer from freaky flavoured brew labels and retro style to sweet loving and romantic designs. If you’ve got your own wicked design, you can always upload it easily to our website! We look forward to seeing all of your awesome labels coming through our website!

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