Hey y’all –
Did everyone see the post over at CD News about the Pro-Am competition? The winner was Chris Prost, with the Simarillian Pale Ale, an aromatic, light bodied ale hopped with Simcoe and Amarillo. The name clearly references the hops used, but it’s also a J.R.R. Tolkien reference. We’ll brew this guy early next week, so look for it somewhere around the 23rd.
I’m still waiting on the custom patio cover I ordered a while back. It should be done later next week some time. You can believe that I’ll have it hung the day it becomes available.In the mean time, the sun is scheduled to come back out this week, so come enjoy happy hour with us, why don’t you?
Have you tried the Imperial IPA, yet? If you are a hop head, this is your jam. It’s very light bodied, and very densely packed with hop flavor and aroma that we IPA drinkers love (Columbus, Citra, Centennial, Simcoe). Still, it isn’t too bitter, and quite quaffable for an 8.6% beer.
Lastly, the Dry Rye Stout is wrapping up and will be on tap on Friday. I’m bringing in a nitro tap for this, so it’ll have that gloriously creamy head and mellowness that accompanies nitrogen gas. It’s about 4.5%, and I expect to have this guy on tap for a while. See? We don’t just do big hops and alcohol.