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Re: Will YOUR brew be served next week?
« Reply #30 on: June 22, 2011, 09:47:04 AM »
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?
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Re: Will YOUR brew be served next week?
« Reply #31 on: June 22, 2011, 09:52:46 AM »
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. :)
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Re: Will YOUR brew be served next week?
« Reply #32 on: June 22, 2011, 09:57:32 AM »
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.  ;)
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Re: Will YOUR brew be served next week?
« Reply #33 on: June 22, 2011, 10:30:00 AM »
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.
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Re: Will YOUR brew be served next week?
« Reply #34 on: June 22, 2011, 11:27:10 AM »
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.
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Re: Will YOUR brew be served next week?
« Reply #35 on: June 22, 2011, 01:52:00 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.
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Re: Will YOUR brew be served next week?
« Reply #36 on: June 22, 2011, 01:57:56 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.  :)
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Re: Will YOUR brew be served next week?
« Reply #37 on: June 22, 2011, 02:55:26 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.
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Re: Will YOUR brew be served next week?
« Reply #38 on: June 22, 2011, 04:56:17 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.
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Re: Will YOUR brew be served next week?
« Reply #39 on: June 22, 2011, 05:02:40 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.
I see you're from Rock Hoppers.
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