Homebrewers Association | AHA Forum

General Category => General Homebrew Discussion => Topic started by: micsager on June 06, 2011, 05:02:40 PM

Title: Will YOUR brew be served next week?
Post by: micsager on June 06, 2011, 05:02:40 PM
My IPA will be at the WAHA booth in the hospitality suite Thrusday night. (Hoppiness is an IPA, from BCS)  It turned about a little sweet for an IPA.  But, still a pretty good beer.

Just curious if any of you will have your beer served.  It would be fun to be sure to try the beer of some of the forums regulars.
Title: Re: Will YOUR brew be served next week?
Post by: denny on June 06, 2011, 05:22:56 PM
None of mine this year, but I'll be sure to stop by and try yours, Mic!
Title: Re: Will YOUR brew be served next week?
Post by: tschmidlin on June 06, 2011, 05:23:40 PM
I'll have a couple of things on in the hospitality suite, 4:30-7 on Thursday.
Title: Re: Will YOUR brew be served next week?
Post by: micsager on June 06, 2011, 05:30:38 PM
None of mine this year, but I'll be sure to stop by and try yours, Mic!

I hope it's worthy.

Anyway, I'll introduce myself at your "pragmatic" discussion.........   
Title: Re: Will YOUR brew be served next week?
Post by: dbeechum on June 06, 2011, 05:31:19 PM
Yup, as soon as I'm done with all the packaging I'll be bringing somewhere around 24 kegs of beer to the conference. ~12 of those are for my talk, but still, at least 12 on the 3 pouring opportunities for the Falcons. (Opening Hospitality shift with QUAFF, Closing Hospitality shift with QUAFF and Club Night)

It would be easier for a fat man to pass through the eye of a needle than to get out of the NHC without trying some of my beer.
Title: Re: Will YOUR brew be served next week?
Post by: hopfenundmalz on June 06, 2011, 05:33:37 PM
A local homebrew shop has organized to send a pallett of kegs from members of several clubs around the state and these will be at the hospitality suite and at clubnight as the "Michigan Coalition of Homebrewers".

We have a CAP that is going out.  That one placed second in the First Round, and the other corny of the CAP was pouring a yummy beer last night.  See you there.
Title: Re: Will YOUR brew be served next week?
Post by: Janis on June 06, 2011, 05:57:27 PM
Hi Mic,

I don't know if Hop Barley & the Alers have a Hospitality Suite shift, but my Orange ale will be on tap at the club booth during Club Night.

I'll definitely try some of the WAHA beers; some of those WAHA-ers are my best homebrewer conference friends!

Cheers,
    Janis
Title: Re: Will YOUR brew be served next week?
Post by: realbeerguy on June 06, 2011, 06:03:11 PM
I'll be serving my Daughter's Wedding Mead on Friday in Ken Schram's talk.
Title: Re: Will YOUR brew be served next week?
Post by: denny on June 06, 2011, 06:18:57 PM
Anyway, I'll introduce myself at your "pragmatic" discussion.........   

I'm looking forward to meeting you.  Don't expect too much at the talk...we won't be re-inventing the wheel!
Title: Re: Will YOUR brew be served next week?
Post by: BarleynYeast on June 06, 2011, 06:22:01 PM
I’ll be bringing 4 including 2 that are in the second round, a Northern English Brown and a Belgium Dark Strong. We will be at Club Night and will be serving at the hospitality bar poolside right after Club Night.
Title: Re: Will YOUR brew be served next week?
Post by: micsager on June 06, 2011, 06:59:59 PM
Anyway, I'll introduce myself at your "pragmatic" discussion.........   

I'm looking forward to meeting you.  Don't expect too much at the talk...we won't be re-inventing the wheel!

Well, now that I know you're be serving some of your beer, I'll only "expect" one thing..........   Look for me (and my SO) in the front row. 
Title: Re: Will YOUR brew be served next week?
Post by: smkranz on June 07, 2011, 02:26:27 AM
Hope folks stop by the Midnight Homebrewers' League booth at Club Night.  We shipped six kegs from Maryland two days ago:

Bourbon Barrel Biere de Garde
Bourbon Barrel Belgian Dark Strong
American Golden Ale
Vanilla Porter
Biere de Garde
Baltic Porter

We'll also be serving home-made Maryland Crab Soup.
Title: Re: Will YOUR brew be served next week?
Post by: tom on June 07, 2011, 04:46:42 AM
No club night or hospitality shift, but I hope to bring my new traveling keg cooler that fits 2 cornies.  Possible kegs include Cream Ale, American Lager, English IPA, American IPA, Imperial IPA, Wee Heavy, American Barleywine, Doppelbock, "double" RIS (a novice judge recommended watering it down), and bourbon barrel-aged RIS.  And some bottles of Berliner Weisse.  Hmm, did I miss anything?
Title: Re: Will YOUR brew be served next week?
Post by: tankdeer on June 07, 2011, 09:57:11 PM
I was too cheap to ship a keg down. But come check out the CHUG booth. I'll be around there with my SD buddies.
Title: Re: Will YOUR brew be served next week?
Post by: Crispy275 on June 09, 2011, 10:47:48 AM
Jeff mentioned that the Michigan coalition will serve his CAP - fantastic beer indeed! We also will be serving a ccider made by Jeff Carlson, who has won the national award for cider making 4-5 times, Ken Schramm's Cherry mead (he wrote a book on the subject and will be presenting), and many other solid beers at club night. Huge shout out to our local homebrew supply store owner, Jason Smith, of Adventures in Homebrewing for organizing and heavily subsidizing the cost to ship a dozen or so kegs from Michigan to San Diego!
Title: Re: Will YOUR brew be served next week?
Post by: hopfenundmalz on June 09, 2011, 12:25:03 PM
Jeff mentioned that the Michigan coalition will serve his CAP - fantastic beer indeed! We also will be serving a ccider made by Jeff Carlson, who has won the national award for cider making 4-5 times, Ken Schramm's Cherry mead (he wrote a book on the subject and will be presenting), and many other solid beers at club night. Huge shout out to our local homebrew supply store owner, Jason Smith, of Adventures in Homebrewing for organizing and heavily subsidizing the cost to ship a dozen or so kegs from Michigan to San Diego!
In our club's comp. The CAP did not do as well, it might be getting a little old.

We will see next week.
Title: Re: Will YOUR brew be served next week?
Post by: Crispy275 on June 09, 2011, 12:45:25 PM
Jeff - after three days in a truck crossing the country att scorching heat, I am crossing my fingers that they do not get badly affected by the ride. The proof will be in the pudding during our Hospitality shift next Thursday!
Title: Re: Will YOUR brew be served next week?
Post by: johnf on June 09, 2011, 01:04:24 PM
Jeff - after three days in a truck crossing the country att scorching heat, I am crossing my fingers that they do not get badly affected by the ride. The proof will be in the pudding during our Hospitality shift next Thursday!

Did you ship a pallet of kegs? I'd think that if you packed the more robust beers on the outside and most delicate in the middle and got them all on the truck cold, those kegs in the middle stand a chance of not getting as hot as early.
Title: Re: Will YOUR brew be served next week?
Post by: hopfenundmalz on June 09, 2011, 09:54:48 PM
About 15 kegs were put on a pallett, wrapped and shipped. 
Kegs were still cool, but Jason said that the truck was hot.

Time will tell.

Title: Re: Will YOUR brew be served next week?
Post by: micsager on June 20, 2011, 05:50:10 PM
Thanks to everyone who brought and served their beers down in SD last week.  Club night was a blast, and the hospitality suite was always serving good beer. 

Title: Re: Will YOUR brew be served next week?
Post by: tschmidlin on June 20, 2011, 06:08:00 PM
I sent 4 kegs, all of them kicked in the hospitality suite on Thursday.  For the record, they were:

You Can't Handle the Sour: a 4-year-old Flanders red that was a blend of WLP655 and WY3763.  The WY3763 was great, the WLP655 was way too sour.  I blended, back sweetened, and still thought it was too sour.  A lot of people really liked it though, it was the first keg to kick.

Cross Dressing Amateur: a CDA bittered with cascades and the rest of the hops were Falconer's Flight pellets.  It is the same recipe as the Rapture Red that I talked about, but colored with 4-oz of Sinamar.  Denny liked (tolerated) it. :)

Schmoked Dopplebock: a 100% Weyerman rauchmalt dopplebock fermented with WY2308, lagered for about a year.

Belgian Dark Strong: this was based on the recipe from JZ's book that my club used as a basis for our barrel brew, I brewed 10 gallons, 5 were served straight.  The beer at the WAHA booth called Bierelf was the same recipe, but aged in a barrel with 30 lbs of cherries.

I tasted a lot of great beers all weekend, so thanks to everyone who brought stuff! :)
Title: Re: Will YOUR brew be served next week?
Post by: denny on June 20, 2011, 06:25:19 PM
Actually, I thought CDA was the best of it's kind I tasted all week.  I complimented Tom on the fact that he'd made the roasted malt and hops play well together, which is what I normally don't like abut the style.  Then he told me that all the color came from Sinamar...that explained it!
Title: Re: Will YOUR brew be served next week?
Post by: tschmidlin on June 20, 2011, 06:30:31 PM
Most of the color anyway. :)

There was 1.5 lbs of carared, an oz of black barley, and 500 grams of palm sugar in the original 10-gallon batch.  The rest was Maris Otter.
Title: Re: Will YOUR brew be served next week?
Post by: gordonstrong on June 20, 2011, 07:27:22 PM
I was so busy I barely made it into the hospitality suite.  If someone tweeted about it, I would be more likely to notice.  Maybe an idea for next year.

Hopefully, I'll have beer there next year.  Tom and I have a plan...
Title: Re: Will YOUR brew be served next week?
Post by: dbeechum on June 20, 2011, 08:10:34 PM
You know, I did tweets in Oakland for when clubs changed, but that was easy for me since I ran the twitter feed for that conference.
Title: Re: Will YOUR brew be served next week?
Post by: jeffy on June 21, 2011, 03:11:40 AM
I tried Tom's "you can't handle the sour" and handled it quite well.  Really well actually.
I had the CDA but I personally thought it was a little too roasty for my taste.
I also had many of Drew's saisons.  Hey, Drew, can you explain the guacamole saison again?
Title: Re: Will YOUR brew be served next week?
Post by: dbeechum on June 21, 2011, 06:25:25 AM
Sure thing Jeff!

The Saison Guacamole was brewed with dark Avocado honey, malted oats and flaked rye. The portion that became the Saison Guacamole fermented with WLP Saison Blend was spiced with a tincture made of cilantro, coriander, cumin, chile pepper, black pepper and lime zest. The other portion ("Alligator Pear Saison") no tincture and WLP Saison 2

The full recipe is here: Saison Guacamole (http://www.maltosefalcons.com/recipes/saison-guacamole)

I'm glad folks enjoyed it. My intent was to make a name that caught people's attention, but was really awesome.
Title: Re: Will YOUR brew be served next week?
Post by: hopfenundmalz on June 21, 2011, 04:56:32 PM
We had some good feedback on the CAP that we sent.  It survived the shipping on the hot truck just fine.
Title: Re: Will YOUR brew be served next week?
Post by: jeffy on June 21, 2011, 05:12:44 PM
We had some good feedback on the CAP that we sent.  It survived the shipping on the hot truck just fine.
Both Wayne, the Cigar City brewer, and I really liked that CAP.  Nice job.  You said you used clusters in it and something else?
Title: Re: Will YOUR brew be served next week?
Post by: tankdeer on June 22, 2011, 03:51:01 PM
Drew, the Guacamole, and frankly all of your saisons were awesome. And after your talk I officially put in my vote for WL to release Saison III. I'm sad that I missed Tom's sour though. Far too many good beers to try them all. Oh well, I'm already planning for next year. Yay, NHC within driving distance!  ;D

BTW, anybody stop by the CHUG booth?  ;)
Title: Re: Will YOUR brew be served next week?
Post by: jeffy on June 22, 2011, 04:47:04 PM
Drew, the Guacamole, and frankly all of your saisons were awesome. And after your talk I officially put in my vote for WL to release Saison III. I'm sad that I missed Tom's sour though. Far too many good beers to try them all. Oh well, I'm already planning for next year. Yay, NHC within driving distance!  ;D

BTW, anybody stop by the CHUG booth?  ;)

I'm pretty sure I stopped at every booth.  What were you serving?
Title: Re: Will YOUR brew be served next week?
Post by: dbeechum on June 22, 2011, 04:52:46 PM
I didn't make it to CHUG sadly. I spent most of my night talking Saisons with folks. :)

Thanks for the compliment! I was chuffed to see the enthusiastic response to the talk and the "California Saisons".

Of course, my call to request the Saison III was eventually morphed by the grist mill into the rumor that White Labs was launching Saison III as a new strain. Neva looked at me with bewilderment. :)
Title: Re: Will YOUR brew be served next week?
Post by: bluesman on June 22, 2011, 04:57:32 PM
Drew, the Guacamole, and frankly all of your saisons were awesome. And after your talk I officially put in my vote for WL to release Saison III. I'm sad that I missed Tom's sour though. Far too many good beers to try them all. Oh well, I'm already planning for next year. Yay, NHC within driving distance!  ;D

BTW, anybody stop by the CHUG booth?  ;)

I took pictures of every single club while I was there. If I get a chance... I'll post the shots of the CHUG booth and if you're in the shot let me know so I know who you are for next year.  ;)
Title: Re: Will YOUR brew be served next week?
Post by: tankdeer on June 22, 2011, 05:30:00 PM
I'm pretty sure I stopped at every booth.  What were you serving?
Every booth!?!? You are more of a man than I. I wish I could remember everything we had on. But going from memory we had, Imperial Rye Red, American Red, Triple IPA (Kelsey McNair's), English IPA on cask, a dark sour Saison, a few bottles of sour Brown, Mild, Helles, and a bunch of stuff I can't remember. Considering we are a small club, we had more than enough beer.

I took pictures of every single club while I was there. If I get a chance... I'll post the shots of the CHUG booth and if you're in the shot let me know so I know who you are for next year.  ;)
Cool man, definitely post up the photos you have. I wish I could have made the rounds a little more than I did, but I was at the booth most of the night - which was still a blast.
Title: Re: Will YOUR brew be served next week?
Post by: jeffy on June 22, 2011, 06:27:10 PM
I'm pretty sure I stopped at every booth.  What were you serving?
Every booth!?!? You are more of a man than I. I wish I could remember everything we had on. But going from memory we had, Imperial Rye Red, American Red, Triple IPA (Kelsey McNair's), English IPA on cask, a dark sour Saison, a few bottles of sour Brown, Mild, Helles, and a bunch of stuff I can't remember. Considering we are a small club, we had more than enough beer.
That's not to say I had more than one sample at any one booth.  I tend to stay away from most of the Imperial/Barleywine/Triples, too.  I think I tried all of the Milds I could find and most everything on cask.
At Pro Brewer night, I had a tough time getting small pours and ended up sipping and pouring out a lot of perfectly good samples.  I saw one smart guy with a rubber band around his glass to give an idea of where the fill line should be.
Last year or the year before Crispy Frye said he sampled every single beer, but at an ounce or so it's hardly enough to get a real taste.
Title: Re: Will YOUR brew be served next week?
Post by: hopfenundmalz on June 22, 2011, 08:52:00 PM
We had some good feedback on the CItAP that we sent.  It survived the shipping on the hot truck just fine.
Both Wayne, the Cigar City brewer, and I really liked that CAP.  Nice job.  You said you used clusters in it and something else?
It was 25% corn meal and 75% 6-row.  Cereal mash.
The hops were cluster for bittering and saaz for flavor and aroma.  35 IBU target.
WLP830 fermented at 50F, lagered at about 35F.

Going home tomorrow, can post more details later if desired.
Title: Re: Will YOUR brew be served next week?
Post by: bluesman on June 22, 2011, 08:57:56 PM
We had some good feedback on the CItAP that we sent.  It survived the shipping on the hot truck just fine.
Both Wayne, the Cigar City brewer, and I really liked that CAP.  Nice job.  You said you used clusters in it and something else?
It was 25% corn meal and 75% 6-row.  Cereal mash.
The hops were cluster for bittering and saaz for flavor and aroma.  35 IBU target.
WLP830 fermented at 50F, lagered at about 35F.

Going home tomorrow, can post more details later if desired.


Congrats on your Bronze Medal Jeff!

Nice job.  :)
Title: Re: Will YOUR brew be served next week?
Post by: tankdeer on June 22, 2011, 09:55:26 PM
I'm pretty sure I stopped at every booth.  What were you serving?
Every booth!?!? You are more of a man than I. I wish I could remember everything we had on. But going from memory we had, Imperial Rye Red, American Red, Triple IPA (Kelsey McNair's), English IPA on cask, a dark sour Saison, a few bottles of sour Brown, Mild, Helles, and a bunch of stuff I can't remember. Considering we are a small club, we had more than enough beer.
That's not to say I had more than one sample at any one booth.  I tend to stay away from most of the Imperial/Barleywine/Triples, too.  I think I tried all of the Milds I could find and most everything on cask.
At Pro Brewer night, I had a tough time getting small pours and ended up sipping and pouring out a lot of perfectly good samples.  I saw one smart guy with a rubber band around his glass to give an idea of where the fill line should be.
Last year or the year before Crispy Frye said he sampled every single beer, but at an ounce or so it's hardly enough to get a real taste.
Well true. I only hit probably 10 booths or so. And whatever people handed me. But even then I had some great beers. I honestly was just enjoying pouring and chatting with people most of the night. Club night went by way too quickly.
Title: Re: Will YOUR brew be served next week?
Post by: ghumphrey on June 22, 2011, 11:56:17 PM
I sent a keg of Belgian Wit that we sent through a Randall with Citra and Amarillo hops. Guess the novelty factor was at play because the keg kicked in the first hour.
Title: Re: Will YOUR brew be served next week?
Post by: jeffy on June 23, 2011, 12:02:40 AM
I sent a keg of Belgian Wit that we sent through a Randall with Citra and Amarillo hops. Guess the novelty factor was at play because the keg kicked in the first hour.
I see you're from Rock Hoppers.
I got the new t-shirt to match last year's, thank you very much.
It's like a rock concert t with all the participating clubs listed on the back.