Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Brew Day

Nothing makes me want to brew beer like
a spring-like 48 degree day in the middle of winter, cheers!

The weather was so balmy last week that I went fishing twice and brewed beer. The crazy thing is I haven't even thought about skiing since it hasn't snowed in 2 weeks. Perfect weather for brewing. I ordered a bunch of hops and specialty malts from and picked up a 55 lb sack of base malt at Planet Natural. So now I have the ingredients for 5 batches of beer. I have 5 new recipes I'm trying out. These beers or some iteration of the style will be on rotation in our taproom at times, and we will also develop some to be our flagship brands. They include in no particular order: Scotch ale, Stout, Pale and IPA.

Here's 10 gallons of a Belgian White beer, or "Witbier." I am going to dry hop 5 gallons with Galaxy hop and in the other 5 gallons I'm going to add some Hibiscus herbal tea at the dryhop stage. 5 gallons of Galaxy Dryhopped Wit and a 5'er of Hibiscus Wit. We'll see if one tastes better than the other. I really like Witbiers. They are very refreshing in the summer, and still satisfying during the colder months. We will have some sort of wheat beer on rotation whether it is a Hefeweizen, American wheat, Witbier, or Saison.

One thing I look forward to is having a lot of rotating beers. It will enable us to determine what our fanbase likes the most. After a while we will get a good idea of the palate of our fans and thereby able to accommodate your desires more fully.

After the brew day was done, I even had enough
time to take the dogs on their daily walk. It was a
beautiful evening for a walk. Did I mention that
Livingston has some amazing sunsets?

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