Jeremy has been brewing for about 6 years and started out as most homebrewers do with a couple of kits. Quickly followed by making better beer with his own extract recipes before jumping into the world of all-grain brewing. Once he made the leap, he never turned back. He started brewing in the UK with the initial focus on classic British styles like Oatmeal Stouts and English Porters but soon progressed into more American styles. Popular styles like American Pale Ales & American Stouts which he couldn't readily get his hands on in the UK at the time.
Jeremy has a background in chemistry so brewing offered an unique creative outlet and has definitely helped to refine his brewing process improving the finished beers. The chemistry background also provided the inspiration for the name of his homebrewery 'Eureka Brewing'. When he drank a true hop forward American craft beer for the first time it was like a light bulb went off in his head with all the possibilities. With the popularity of craft brewing in the UK growing, he started to read a lot of online blogs from brewers like Cloudwater Brewing and Siren Craft Brewing that were blazing a trail for incredible quality beer both in the UK and globally. Absorbing all this information and applying it to his recipe formulation really helped him produce the award-winning beer. Soapbox Racer (recipe included) quickly becoming his flagship beer and has brought home some hardware including Dominion Cup 2018 Silver medal, DC Cherry Blossom 2019 Gold medal & Dominion Cup 2019 Gold medal.
In terms of inspiration for his homebrew recipes, Jeremy prefers strong flavors that come out and slap him in the face. Which leads him to brew dry hoppy beers with a firm bitterness and plenty of late addition hops for hop flavor and aroma. His malt forward beers tend to go big on the roast and caramel malts with a high mash temperature leaving a chewy mouth feel from the high finished gravity. Jeremy's American Stout "Bitterly Stout" took first place in the first round of National Homebrew Competition and moved onto the final round of judging at HomeBrewCon. He plans on entering more competitions and use the Fall/Winter competitions to fine tune the recipes for the NHC in 2020!
Follow him on instagram @craftbeerjeremy if you aren't already and check out his award winning SoapBox Pale Ale Recipe below! If want to get awesome brewery shirt, beer merchandise & a homebrew recipe each month think about joining Suds Duds Society. Jeremy brews better beer when he is wearing his Suds Duds! Use promo code BLOG and receive 25% off your first recurring membership fee (1, 6 or 12 months). Now, scroll down and learn how to brew Jeremy's award-winning APA SoapBox Racer! Support small beer one tee at a time!
Soapbox Racer: American Pale Ale
Awards: Dominion Cup 2018 Silver medal, DC Cherry Blossom 2019 Gold medal & Dominion Cup 2019 Gold medal