This month is a busy one, and I am taking a few weekends off from brewing. That said, I’ve been sliding a brew or two in wherever possible, because I seriously need the downtime.
Beer Batch Updates
- I’ve moved a few beers from kegs to fermenters to keezer…these are listed below.
- My German pils made with South Dakota hops is kegged as of last week. The initial tastings show that this will be a really nice beer, on the less hopped side of the style. The malt character is beautiful, and I get a floral hop aroma that’s also pretty nice. Right now, it’s lagering until a tap opens up. See the bottom of the post for a preview picture.
- On October 9, I brewed a clone recipe of Ill Tempered Gnome, from Oakshire Brewing. It’s a super malty winter seasonal beer, without any spicing. My plan is to have it ready around Thanksgiving time.
- On October 12, I brewed a 3 gallon batch of another winter ale (Winter Dream Ale). This is a bit of a kitchen sink recipe to use up some ingredients, and I am throwing in Belgian Abbaye yeast as an experiment. The intent is to have something dark and full-bodied, with an interesting malt and yeast character that is in the realm of Belgian quads.
What’s On Tap?
- The raspberry Belgian sour is still on tap; because the weather has cooled a bit, we’re not going through it quite as quickly as before. At this point, it is ridiculously clear and has a wonderful raspberry character.
- Turtle Toe Porter is just so enjoyable! I can’t say enough great things about the beer.
- I recently moved a hefeweizen onto tap. It’s on the lighter side for the style, and quite drinkable.
What’s Coming Up?
- I signed up for a hop subscription box from Yakima Valley Hops, so I suspect an IPA of some sort is in my future!
- Additionally, I plan to make a lager of some sort–perhaps a kellerbier?