Drinkin and draftin! harpoon UFO pumpkin! My absolute favorite pumpkin beer ever! And I’ve had a few!
Beers of the night:
It was my grandmothers 90th birthday today and we celebrated out at my camp on the lake. I shared my IPA (dogfish 60 minute clone) with my cousins which was a big hit. They are expecting big things from me.
I then met the girlfriend at World Of Beer at the mall for a couple of beers. After arguing with the waitress that I COULD get a flight if whatever I chose (they changed the rules on me so it turned out I couldn’t) I asked for a few tastings.
First was dogfish’s Theobroma, which was less impressive than I was hoping for.
Next I had a glass of Allagash’s Golden Brett, which was absolutely wonderful. A huge waft if raspberry on the aroma, and a nice taste if raspberry and tart flavor at the end. Great beer.
We got home and the girlfriend opened my brand new Holiday Hard Cider. A flat cider, brewed with nutmeg, cinnamon, and brown sugar. I really liked it, but the girlfriend likes the sparkling stuff.
The last one is pictured above, dogfish’s Punkin Ale. I wish it had more pumpkin, but it has a decent flavor all around and gets better as it gets a little warmer.
About 99% sure I soured this cider. This is my Crispin Hard, which is about 4.73%. I left it flat (un-carbonated) and pasteurized it. It definitely has a sweet/sour smell. The taste is more tart than sour, which i actual kinda like. I wish I had racked it to secondary and then left it sitting to really sour it up (I mean if you’re going to accidentally sour something you might as well go all the way).
If anyone actually wants to try this, let me know. I’m happy with giving some of my ciders and beers to people.
Bottled AND pasteurized my 2 ciders tonight!
The Crispin Apple Cider (with the American Flag Bottle caps) got to about 4.73%.
The “Holiday Hard” (green caps) got to about 5.78%.
I haven’t fully tasted them yet, but they both smelled interesting. I can’t wait to try them once they chill.
Beers of the night (so far)
Attack of the Beer Clones (#1): my IPA clone of Dogfish Head, 7% and rather good!
There and Back: A beer from Beer Camp, made by Sierra Nevada. It’s an English Style Bitter, sitting at 5.6% and rather delicious!
I will have another or so tonight just to top it off for the long day I had, and will update from there.
This sounds like a joke, but the guys at Austin Beerworks are seriously crazy-
"To launch Peacemaker Anytime Ale with a bang, we set out to create our most adventurous packaging yet: the world’s first and only 99-pack. Behold it, in all of its glory, in the video…”
This. This. This thing you’ve done. This thing is beautiful……
First Ever “Guess the Style”!
First EVER “Guess The Style!” Game:
I have 50+ followers on here now and i figured I would have a little fun! I am going to post the recipe I am thinking of for a beer I plan on making, and the first one to guess the correct style I am going to make will get a bottle of that beer when it is done! (must be 21 or over, and be able to prove that….)
And the first one is (Drumroll please!!!!!!):
1 pkg Eurpoean Ale (White Labs WLP011)
1 pkg Lactobacillus Delbrueckii (Wyeast labs 4335)
1 oz Hallertauer Hops
3 lbs German Wheat Malt
4 lbs 3.2 oz German Pilsner Malt (2 Row)
4 lbs blueberries
What is the Beer?!?!
Biked 10 miles today, so my reward is some Focal Banger from The Alchemist Brewery!
This beer is freaking amazing! I would say it rivals their Heady Topper. A huge waft of citrus aroma from the citra hops, and a brilliant taste from the Mosaic Hops. Needless to say this is probably one of my new favorites!