Grilled steaks with friends Friday night and opened a bottle of Boulevard Smokestack Series 2012 Saison with Brett that I'd been cellaring for a year or so. I won that bottle at a raffle during the FOAM homebrew contest in OK. It was pretty good, very dry and effervescent with a restrained fruitiness and just a hint of barnyard, no cherry. Guess I may have drank it before its time but oh well, six of us got to taste it.
Saturday I brewed a basic blond ale, fermenting with San Fran lager yeast at around 60F. This is going to be a strawberry blond I'm putting in a homebrew contest we are sponsoring, a crowd-judged kind of thing thats happening as part of a festival in June.
Sunday I bottled 5gal of Dornfelder wine. First time I've worked with these grapes, got them from my friend who has a vineyard. I made this wine in a dry red style, ran malolactic fermentation and aged two months in a new American oak barrel. It was a little tart but I really think this is going to be a good one.
Then I took a nice long nap.