Welcome to my website. I’m Scott Russell, and since 2010 I have shared recipes, tips, and general information about home brewing beer, mead and other beverages on this site.

I also share information and insights on beer styles — historical and modern, brewing equipment, ingredients, commercial brews, breweries, and brewpubs that I encounter.

I welcome your (polite) comments, questions, suggestions for good beers, pubs to visit, etc. Using Untappd? Let’s drink together virtually.



North American Clone Brews

Scott Russell is the author of the popular North American Clonebrews, and  co-wrote the Seven Barrel Brewery Brewers’ Handbook with the late Greg Noonan.  He was a feature writer and regular columnist for Brew Your Own Magazine for a number of years, and has been brewing his own beer, making mead, wine and cyder since 1990. In addition, Scott is a National Beer Judge, certified by the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP).

Scott brews about every other week, year-round. In general he brews all-grain, but occasionally brews with extracts when experimenting with yeasts or exotic ingredients. When not brewing, racking, bottling or designing brews, can be found working at the Lebanon Brew Shop in Lebanon, NH.

In the past he has managed the Home Brew Department at the South Royalton Market in South Royalton, VT.  and the Home Brew Shop at the Seven Barrel Brewery in West Lebanon, NH.

In addition to all that, he holds a PhD in French and spent about 20 years of his life as a high school French teacher!