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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:

Beached Blonde Beer Label image

If folks trying it at the festival tell me that they like it enough, I'll brew more.


Saturday, July 11, 2009

Pulling out the smoker to brew some more Hellsmoke Porter this weekend.

Deep Thought Dujour

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Discontent is the first necessity of progress.
-Thomas Edison

Deep Thought of The Day

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Deep thought of the day:
Bottling can be a real pain in the @$$.


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.

Back in the Brewhouse

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).
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