Saturday, July 5, 2008

Beer List – Winter Ales Fest 08

Here is the beer list for the Winter Ales Fest

O-Street Brewing:

Revival Stout 5%abv

Winter Brew

Oatmeal Stouts stemmed from the desire to make beer more nutritious with the added oats giving a smooth mouthfeel a hint of nuttyness. Revival Stout blends maris otter pale malt with roast barley, rolled oats, patent, crystal, and wheat malts and is hopped with fuggels.

Kingston XX 4.6%abv

Occasional Brew

Named after the suburb of Kingston that sits at the top of the hill Kingston XX is loosely based on Timothy Taylor’s Landlord, one of my favourite beers. Brewed with Golden Promise pale malt and a hint of crystal malt XX is heavily hopped with Fuggels, and Goldings throughout the boil with a healthy addition of Styrian Goldings at flameout.

Berhampore Best Bitter 4.4%abv

Regular Brew

The stronger of my regular session beers 3B”s is a malty deep copper best bitter with a firm bitter finish. 3B’s is brewed with Maris Otter pale malt, dark crystal, and light crystal malt and is hopped with the classic English combination of Fuggels and Goldings.

Hall St Porter 4.6%abv

Autumn/Spring Brew

Hall St Porter is named after the Street in Newtown near the O-Street that gives the brewery its name. A brown porter crafted for session-ability it combines maris otter pale, crystal and patent malt with Fuggels providing the bitterness,

Ridgeway Ruby 5.8%abv

Winter Brew

A winter warmer as it should be, flavours of rich nutty malt, dark spicy sugar, and vinous fruit. Ridgeway Ruby is brewed in the style of English draft old ale such as Theakston’s Old Peculier or Black Sheep Riggwelter. Ridgeway Ruby combines Maris Otter pale malt, dark crystal , light crystal, chocolate malt, brewing sugar and Fuggels and Goldings hops.

Brooklyn Bitter 5.5%abv

Occasional Brew

Brooklyn Bitter is an Extra Special Bitter combining a rich malt character with a firm English hop character. Brooklyn bitter combines Maris Otter pale, dark crystal and light crystal malt with Goldings, Fuggels and Styrian Golding hops.

Festive Tonic Ale 4%abv

Festive Special

As a festive brew I decided to delve into the past and make a contemporary version of a Victorian oddity. Beer historians the Durden Park Beer Circle describe Tonic Ales as “a Victorian fad. These were light beer heavily hopped and drunk young. Drinkers were assured that the bitter flavour was doing them good.” From that description I crafted a pale 4%abv beer from pilsner and pale ale malts and then mercilessly hopped it with New Zealand Nelson Sauvin and American Willamette hops. Known tongue in cheek around the brewery as the ‘Pale Mild’, Festive Tonic Ale is a seriously fruity, bitter low gravity beer. Don’t let the winter get you down, take your tonic!

Front Porch Brewery

Front Porch Pipkin's Pumpkin Ale 6%abv

Festive Brew

With Pumpkin added to the mash, cinnamon and cloves added to the boil and a Trappist ale yeast used for fermentation this is a truly experimental spiced winter ale, like pumpkin pie in a glass!

Front Porch Blue Flag Wee Heavy 8.7%abv

Festive Brew

Front Porch Wee Heavy - coming in a little lighter than I had thought at 8.7% it has an FG of 1.028 and nice malt flavours. A little age would definitely improve this beer but, hey, time waits for no man. I highly recommend the Whitelabs European Ale

(WLP500) yeast for these and other low ester style beers.

Brendon’s Brewery

Brendon's Brown Porter 4.5%abv

Chocolate, nuts, caramel - basically this is a liquidised Picnic bar.

Brewaucracy Brewery

Brass Monkey ESB - 5.4%

A very full bodied, and slightly non-traditional beer, loosely based around the ESB style. This is currently too young to have tasting notes, but contains Maris Otter, Dark Crystal, and a touch of Munich and hopped with East Kent Goldings. Early samples show it promises to be rich, slightly chewy, and with a gentle earthyness.



3 comments:

Greig McGill said...

You forgot the Brewaucracy Brewery guest... possibly because a) I didn't tell you about it and b) I'm still not sure how I'm going to get it there.

Anyway, if it turns up, it will be:

Brass Monkey ESB - 5.4%

A very full bodied, and slightly non-traditional beer, loosely based around the ESB style. This is currently too young to have tasting notes, but contains Maris Otter, Dark Crystal, and a touch of Munich and hopped with East Kent Goldings. Early samples show it promises to be rich, slightly chewy, and with a gentle earthyness.

I'll do my best to get a partial keg there in one piece from the 'tron!

Kieran Haslett-Moore said...

Awesome Greig, we would love to see you and it here.

Dan said...

An incredible line-up, fortold to us by none other than brewery apprentice, Ford Fairlane!