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2011 Gold Winning Strong Ale - Hey! That's My Beer's Name!
« on: August 24, 2011, 02:35:03 PM »
Just got the Zymurgy with the NHC winners in the mail today.  Looking at the winning recipes is always fun, and a good place for ideas.

I did a double take when I saw the title of the Category 19 winner - "Creative Destruction Barleywine".  Hey - that was my beer's  name!  

http://wiki.homebrewersassociation.org/CreativeDestructionBarleywine

Looking at the malt bill and hop times and rates, it was very similar.  Gravity was kicked up a notch, or 2.

I am flattered and humbled at the same time.  Very cool.  Very cool indeed.
« Last Edit: August 24, 2011, 02:57:40 PM by hopfenundmalz »
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Re: 2011 Gold Winning Strong Ale - Hey! That's My Beer's Name!
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2011, 04:12:47 PM »
nice jeff! I have been noodling around a new ABW recipe to make early next year that incorporates most of those ingredients (especially the hops), but instead I may just use your recipe since its obviously a great one!
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Re: 2011 Gold Winning Strong Ale - Hey! That's My Beer's Name!
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2011, 05:43:59 PM »
That's awesome. Congrats Jeff!
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Re: 2011 Gold Winning Strong Ale - Hey! That's My Beer's Name!
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2011, 06:25:57 PM »
Really cool Jeff :)
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Re: 2011 Gold Winning Strong Ale - Hey! That's My Beer's Name!
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2011, 06:27:18 PM »
That's a great name. I'm calling mine Big Dump, since it's brewed first thing in the spring and put away for the following winter.
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Re: 2011 Gold Winning Strong Ale - Hey! That's My Beer's Name!
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2011, 06:36:04 PM »
It has to do with reading "Age of Turbulence" by Alan Greenspan about when I brewed that beer.  Adam Smith originated the term, of course.  Lots to things get used up in a Barleywine, to create something new, hence the name.

There are a few others I use.

"Sub-Prime Pilsner".  Bronze at the NHC this year.

"Irrational Exuberance" for the Imperial IPA's we brew.  No medals for those.

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