8.30.2010

A good fall homebrewed beer...

Lately my posts come more frequently inspired by cooler weather and the vigor it brings. Can't help but think others feel the same way.

The next burst of energy will bring with it an urge to brew. Enough of this risky Black IPA hooha. A good hearty stout for the cooler weather ahead I think. Dark with elderberries and sweet malt. Ok so I'll trade one risk for another, brewing with fruit. Lo and behold the chief cook and bottle washer next door blazes the trail by adding cherries to a chocolate stout daring me to follow. I'm gonna do him one better though. Either I'll use my elderberries in the year they were harvested or I'll procrastinate longer than he did. Either way I win.

5 comments:

Velky Al said...

I have a few autumnal plans in mind, a brown ale for starters, my winter imperial stout needs brewing, as do my two versions of spiced amber ale - one with French hops/Belgian yeast and the other with German hops and yeast. Also want to make a Red IPA.

Adam said...

These all sound like good plans. You may even draw a few house guests :-)

Spiced as in pumpkin pie spices or just using the hops and yeast?

Velky Al said...

Spiced as in gingerbread spices - ginger, clove, cinnamon and dried orange peel.

Jake L. said...

I brewed a peach ale few weeks ago, which is in the secondary now. Should be ready for the fall. All peaches were hand picked at Linvilla, cannot wait to taste this "local" brew!

-jake
www.suburbanbrewing.com

Adam said...

Peach Ale? Wow, sounds interesting. My father is making peach wine.

Keep us posted. I'll have to check your site.