Travelling and Tasting (No Comments)

It has been a little while since I updated, but that is mostly because I was in Germany last week. It was a short trip, but I drank plenty of beer and even a radler. A radler is a mixture of beer and lemon-lime soda. It’s very sweet and tastes pretty good, although I wouldn’t normally recommend it over beer. I drank to experience it an because I had already had a litre of 9% abv beer that night. It was a dark beer called ritterbock and it was wonderfully malty without being thick.

We’ve finally tasted the beers we bottle a few weeks ago. The latest batch of Dry Hump Pale Ale is the best one yet. The Hop Aroma is strong and floral and can’t be missed. The flavor is also full of hoppy goodness with a touch of sweet maltiness. It could be just a little more bitter, but if I adjust the recipe I will be very careful not to repeat the “angry” bitterness of the previous batch. All in all, it’s an excellent Pale Ale for the summer.

The Raspberry Wheat is exactly as I described in in previous postings. A wheat beer with the flavor and tartness of raspberries. The raspberry flavor doesn’t overpower the beer and it isn’t sickenly sweet like so many other fruit beers, which we are very happy about. I’m very interested in what others think about it.

We bottled the Beerios on Sunday and we’ll be bottling the WeissBier on Thursday. So far it seems like this may be the best batch of the Beerios yet, but I’ll compare it with the last batch once it fully carbonates. Oh, and the ‘Beer Makes You Wii’ party is coming up. Drop me an email if you want the details.

– Chris

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