BeerSoakedStew here and I have REALLY lagged on posting anything beer related for quite sometime. I got a new job as a director at an outpatient clinic in Brea and also recently got engaged, so I guess that gets me off the hook somewhat! Ha! So here goes with the last 10 or so beers I’ve had.
1. Bear Republic – Cafe Racer 15 Real Ale
This was a tasty beer and it tends to bite you back, not in a hoppy/bitter way but in a 9.75% kinda way
2. Stone – R & R Coconut IPA
Not too strong in the coconut dept for all you hop heads out there. Very smooth.
3. Bootlegger’s – Far Out IPA
not sure why it’s “far out”, not once did I feel to channel my inner hippy! The Boot doesn’t usually disappoint! Continue reading →
So my first batch of Mr. Beer is ready for bottling. Actually it’s more than ready. It’s been fermenting for just over 5 weeks now. The timing of my elbow injury was unfortunate for a number of reasons, my brewing schedule was one of them.
I brewed the batch on May 29th, and got injured on May 30th. Days turned into weeks and weeks turned into a month… I need to get this stuff out of the LBK (little brown keg) and into the bottle to get the carbonation going. The general rule for home brewing is 2-2-2. 2 weeks in the primary fermentation, (LBK), two weeks in the secondary, (bottles), and two weeks in the fridge, (cold conditioning). So if I had kept to that schedule I’d be drinking my beer this week.
I had this in Chicago. I asked the bartender for some craft brew and he offered me one of these. I liked it! Was not too heavy but not too lite. It had chocolate notes, I tasted smoke and caramel. I would recommend this to someone starting out on the darker brews.