Sunday, July 26, 2009
I'll be pouring Hellsmoke Porter and Beached Blonde on August 8th at the North Fork Craft Beer, BBQ & Wine Festival at the Martha Clara Vineyard in Jamesport.
My aim for the Beached Blonde is to offer something a little different for summertime, a Belgian-inspired blonde ale that's a bit lower in alcohol than a lot of the Belgians currently available. The TTB approved the formula/recipe and label for the Beached Blonde on July 17th:
If folks trying it at the festival tell me that they like it enough, I'll brew more.
Saturday 11 July 2009 Filed in: Hellsmoke Porter
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Pulling out the smoker to brew some more Hellsmoke Porter this weekend.
Tuesday 07 July 2009 Filed in: Bottling
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Discontent is the first necessity of progress.
Sunday 05 July 2009 Filed in: bottles | Bottling
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Deep thought of the day:
Bottling can be a real pain in the @$$.
Friday 03 July 2009 Filed in: Beached Blonde
Friday, July 3, 2009
Back in the brew house today brewing more of the Belgian-inspired Blonde Ale. I'm expecting that by the time I have some in kegs and bottles that the TTB will have approved the formula/recipe and the label.
Besides a bit of a break on the 4th, this weekend will also see me bottling and getting things ready for the next brew session. Then, back to the day job on Monday.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Sorry - I haven't been on the blog in a long time, but I have been back in the brewhouse.
Currently fermenting away is some of the Old Walt Smoked Wit and something new that I brewed some test batches of back in May. It's a Belgian-inspired blonde ale, but on the lower end of the ABV scale (4.5%). I'll be brewing more of it this weekend, it's currently waiting on TTB approval -- not just on the label, but they wanted a copy of the recipe/formula as well.
More bottles finally arrived, so I'll be able to get back on the old bottling line again (which is me hand bottling with a Blichmann Beer Gun).