Tuesday, December 06, 2005

 

Fordham Brewery Tour & SANDALS Meeting


This Thursday, December 8th, the First State Brewers have been invited to join the southern Delaware homebrew club, formerly known as SANDALS, to attend their meeting being held at the Fordham Brewery in Dover. This is a special event for SANDALS, since they usually hold their meetings at the Dogfish Head brewpub in Rehoboth Beach. Homebrew & guests are both welcome! I will be leaving from my house at 6:00. If you'd like to ride down with me, just let me know.

Hopefully to impress our southern homebrewing brethren, I am bringing my newly kegged batch of Dogbolter ale! It tasted super good when I kegged it at midnight last night! I usually don't brew from kits, but this is one that I used to brew about 15 years ago. I didn't know they made it anymore, until I saw it in the How Do You Brew store.

Comments:
I think I'll bring a 1/2 gallon growler of my 2 latest beers on tap, the "Foggy Moor" peated scottish ale, and my Phoenix ESB. The phoenix didn't come out as bitter / hoppy as anticipated, but its still tasty. Has a very Burton Ale flavor because of the WLP023. The Foggy Moor is good - It needs more body and residual sweetness next time around. Higher mash temperatures and more kettle carmelization (or some crystal 60) will help that.

I'll also bring a 6 pack with a couple of my oak-aged vanilla porters, a couple of my Native Rage India Red Ales, and a couple straglers... Oh yeah... And a couple 22oz bottles of Ichabod's Revenge Pumpkin Ale. Good stuff.
 
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