Wednesday 10 November 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010Hellsmoke Porter
has been rolled out again at last, with more to come soon. I have two 3-BBL fermenters that I'll start to keg and bottle out of in a few days.
The recipe experiments and tweaks are now done with the Long Island Potato Stout
and the Hell Gate Belgian-Style Golden Ale
, I'll be brewing a production batch of the latter first, with the former to follow shortly. Both should be available in December and January.
The Belgian Golden Strong Ale style is traditionally named after the Devil or variations thereof (Duvel, Belzebuth, Pranqster, Damnation, Hades Ale, etc.) The deceptively delicate Hell Gate Belgian-Style Golden Ale
follows that tradition, and is also named for the bridge that spans the infamous Hell Gate
portion of the East River that separates Long Island from Manhattan.
Family obligations will be keeping me from this coming Saturday's International Great Beer Expo
at Nassau Coliseum, but Rich Thatcher and the Long Island Beer & Malt Enthusiasts will be kindly pouring some of my Hellsmoke Porter along with the great brews by the group at their table. They'll be having 13 beers on tap!
Friday 18 December 2009
Here's to the memory of Keith "Shiki" Freeman, an enthusiastic member of the Long Island Beer & Malt Enthusiasts. He was a warm, kind-hearted, generous, and intelligent man who seemed to lived life to the fullest. He will be missed.
Wednesday 07 October 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
That batch of Long Island Potato Stout
turned out as dry as I had hoped, it will be conditioning and carbonating prior to getting it out in bottles. Word on when and where to follow. I'm looking forward to feedback on it.
The next brew in my experimental stout series will be a true Oyster Stout
, using oysters from Long Island's east end. (The Potato Stout used organic potatoes from Sang Lee Farms
in Peconic.) I finally got formula and label approval last week from the TTB on the oyster stout, but I'll probably brew it after
my equipment takes a brief road trip to Brooklyn on the 18th. (More on that
later.) So, it will be another batch of Weizenbock
to be brewed this coming Sunday.Hellsmoke Porter
will be heading out in kegs, some bottles after that. Again, word on when and where to follow.
The next meeting of the Long Island Beer & Malt Enthusiasts
at the Black Forest Brew Haus
, in Farmingdale from 7:30 to 9:00 PM. Come on down!