posts tagged hops

An APA called APA for No Crap on Tap this Sunday!

Greetings all, Yes I brewed a special American Pale Ale called A Public Affair, named after WORT Community Radio’s mid-day news/talk program, for WORT’s annual block party this Sunday on the 100 block of MLK Blvd! So, it’s an APA called APA, the common abbreviation for A Public Affair at WORT, where I worked for […]

New Recipe: Harpy American Strong Ale

Hoppy New Year everyone! Speaking of (pretty) hoppy, tomorrow I’m going to brew a pilot batch (on my homebrew system) of our new recipe Harpy American Strong Ale. What’s an American Strong Ale, you ask? Here’s what Ratebeer says about it: “Not a style, per se, but a catch-all category to incorporate the plethora of […]

The Quest for Hops

Hoppy Tuesday everyone, First I can happily report that the build-out for the Parched Eagle is well underway, on schedule, and we should be on track for opening by (hopfully) the end of February. We’ll keep you posted! As Head Brewer one of my tasks during the build-out phase is to order brewing ingredients, with […]

Tasting Notes from Belgian Trappist Tripels Exploration

Happy Fall Saturday all, Yes last night (Friday Nov. 7th) Tom, Elliott and I had a little tasting of three different Belgian Trappist Tripels: Westmalle Tripel (the grand daddy of the style), Unibroue La Fin du Monde, and our The Weakling! The back story for The Weakling is we used Wyeast Labs’ Canadian/Belgian yeast strain, […]

Hooray for Hop Harvest season!

Hello all, Yes late August/September is hop harvest season, cause for great excitement for brewers and craft beer loving hop heads alike! In recent years the term “wet hops” has been used to describe beers that are made with hops that were harvested immediately before being brewed with, without them being dried (which is what […]

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