A big weekend last weekend! Made another batch of filthy blonde, and it went stunningly well. No clogged pipes, no missed hop additions, no frozen hoses. Everything went as it should have and it was fantastic. Temperatures are back up in the mid 40′s during the day now, so our beers should be a little fruitier in their ale characteristics, hopefully.
The Filthy Gentleman has been put into kegs now, and is tasting fantastic. a week in kegs should take off the grain edge, leaving that wonderful grapefruit and hop hybrid bitterness that tickles the fancy and delights the tastebuds.
We’ve sent out a few feelers via the usual twitbook, but we might as well make it official here. We’re going to be having a birthday for our friend and brewer Ben on Feb 19th, and will have all three of our beers present at the party. Along with that, we have a bonus keg of DufFilthy, the first batch we ever made. It’s been sitting in a keg since September, and has turned into a nice light sour. it’s been under CO2 for the entire time, so it actually mellowed out and is pretty drinkable now. We’ll probably bring a few other things we’ve cooked up at home as well.
Some guy named Scott will be hosting the party for us (it’s his birthday as well) so shoot us a message at email@example.com or through facebook. We promise to actually check these things coming up to the big event this time, and will make sure you can find the place to drink our delicious beer. Bring a growler if you feel so inclined as well, we’ll be accepting donations.
Speaking of which, things are getting better for us and our beer making prospects. Thanks to wonderful support from so many of you that have gotten your hands on our beer, we can probably invest a little and make a lot more.
We have two more 30 gallon tanks sitting around, they just need stands to hold them up, and then a few more kegs to hold and store what we make. This also factors us putting in alot more work at the brewery, but working on beer is awesome. temperatures are starting to pop back up again, and will allow us to make beer a little quicker. Then on to finding a more permanent space. As much as we love my parent’s garage, we know we can never set up permanent shop there.
make it to the party if you can! considering the great hop shortage of 11′ has already hit many favorite hops used by us and anyone who makes beer, this may be your last chance to get the gentleman for the rest of the year.
no pressure though.