Thursday, January 18, 2007

Happy New Year?

Wooof. Zero action in the home brewery these days. Frakkin' Day Job. Holidays were great though. The Holiday beer turned out very nicely. Firm brown, softly malty (chocolate biscuits and toffee), slight phenol spiciness (warming spices; clove, cinnamon, etc.), quite firm bitterness and a citrus zesty hop flavor. Very nice indeed. Pretty much killed that keg. Took out most of the 2nd keg of Pac Man Pale. Started in on the tank of O-fest lager. Now this one is real good. More Pale Bock than a strict strong Marzen. Firm Munich malt finishing clean with a whiff of alcohol. Otherwise, mostly settled for Celebration Ale and Brown Shugga. Half-racks of the former was a capital idea, thank you Sierra Nevada. A case of 22's of the latter held up pretty well. Didn't care too much for the Jolly Roger this time. Just not doing it for me; candyish, phenolic, and dirty tasting. Scored a bottle of Glenmorangie 15yr from Santa, dee-licious! New Years Eve was sweet. Woke up on the 2nd and went to work. We got an XL Big Green Egg from Santa. Very killer! Looking forward to getting that going. Just have to get it put together. Woulda had it cleared today but ran out of light.

Looking forward to StrangeBrewfest up at the Water Street in Port Townsend next weekend. We've got our travel arrangements squared for the Toronado in February for the Barley Wine Festival. We've decided to hit Belgium in May. Then I'll come back and give notice (yuk, yuk, yuk).

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