Tuesday 20 October 2009 Filed in: Dogfish Head | Brooklyn | The New Yorker | The Gate
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Below is the Dogfish Head yeast working away in my fermentation room on the batch of Raison D'Etre I brewed on Sunday at The Gate in Brooklyn with Sam Calagione
It was a challenging brew session, but we hit the target Original Gravity. Stay tuned for word on where this might be available.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
My small-scale part-time brewery will be heading for the gate this Sunday, with The Gate being the bar in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
founder Sam Calagione will be giving a talk there as part of the annual The New Yorker Festival
(this will be the first beer-related event in the festival's ten-year history), and it was decided to add a brewing demonstration to the talk. That's where my Brew-Magic and I come in, I'll be trucking it in and will be Sam's brew assistant for the day as we brew a ten-gallon batch of his Raison D'Etre
. I'm pretty psyched about this, but sad to report that the event is already sold out.
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!