Hot on the heels of Eryn winning an award for the Citra Pale Ale I decided to keep going with the single hop concept. This time instead of Citra hops I used Amarillo hops for the aromatic and for dry hopping. Amarillos are a private hop that have been developed by Virgil Gamache Farms in Washington. What I’m not sure is whether this development was intentional or an accidental mutation but the resulting product is amazing. Generally Amarillo hops are considered an aromatic hop and used as such.
A good friend of mine, Dave, who comes and plays poker every week kept asking when we were going to make a coconut beer. Ironically we had been kicking around the same idea for quite a while. I’ve always really liked Maui’s Coconut Porter and on this day in particular Dave had also brought over Kona’s coconut brown to help make his case. It was great and it sealed the deal for us, now we just had to decide what goes into a great brown ale.
A couple months ago a good friend of mine decided that she wanted to brew a batch of beer with us. More to the point she wanted to use us to make her own batch of brew (brew day postÂ Celebration Ale Brew Day). We brewed, cleaned up and planned out the schedule for her to […]
The Carmel Amber Ale was something we decided we were going to brew just before the holidays as a holiday beer. Of course it was ready by Christmas, but just barely. So now it has become instead a warm amber light through these dark winter months. The beer is a pretty simple Amber Ale. It’s […]
The Maple Porter is one of our Christmas beers. Â It is inspired by something that I alway hated growing up, maple Santa. Â Sorry mom, those pure maple sugar Santa that you put in our stockings, they were gross. Â But now I have turned that Christmas memory into something far better, a beer brewed with maple […]
Well we finally got to tap the one and only keg of Blonde Wino we will have this year, and in a single weekend we almost kicked it as well. This brew has been a total experiment from the beginning and I’ve got to say I’ve loved it the whole way through. What started as […]
When fall started coming on this year I got into trying some seasonal ales. Â The best one I found was Dogfish Head Punkin Ale. Â As you have seen in Justin’s post we have become fans of Dogfish Head for many reasons, this time was absolutely about the beer. Â I liked it so much I thought, […]