Food & Beer Pairing

Compliment your meal with the perfect beer.

April 1, 2010

Well it’s been a busy few weeks. The 8 O’Clock Porter came out very nice. It was a coffee bomb, which I liked. I think it might have been a little too much for your average coffee or beer person. The aroma was AMAZING. Big mocha from the coffee and dark malts. I will be doing this again. In fact I think I will be making a special keg of coffee porter out of this batch of Big Dog. I’m going to cut back the coffee to 3 pound per 10 gal (or .3lb/gal) and I might even add something else to knock it up a few notches. Maybe some lactose or Malto Dextrine of bolster the body. I’m not sure. If you have some suggestions, shoot me an e-mail or give me a call.

I also have been brewing and filtering some new stuff. I put on a new batch of Bulldog Blonde and THE ELIMINATOR has reared it’s horned head once again. At 8.6% it will kick you in the head. A little sweetness and the cold fermentation gives it a smoothness that has the potential to pack a punch like a 2×4 wrapped in velvet and bubble wrap. Watch out!!!

This past week I also brewed a batch of Perfect Stout & Kolsch. Perfect as the weather starts to turn warm. The next few beers to be brewed will be a Steam Beer, The MyGarden Wit (with summer just around the corner) & one of my Favoriste, Hopfest.