Thursday, September 29, 2011

501st bottled

Well we got our 501st Dunkelweizen bottled. It should be ready to drink in the next couple of days. Pretty excited about this batch! We have a few bottles to let people sample if they want, just let us know as they will go fast. If you do sample our beers we would like honest feed back on it. We can only improve our beers with honest intelligent feed back. We are also looking at yeast washing. We have washed the yeast from this batch and hope to use it in the next batch we brew in Oct. We'll see how this goes! We are looking to increase our brew schedule in the next couple of months as well as hosting a few events. The next event coming up will be 'Learn to Homebrew Day' on November 5. We will keep you posted and informed as we get plans rolling and finalized. We will be working with the local homebrew club The Highplains Drafters. This is a great group of people and we are glad to be working with them! If you interested in homebrewing come to the meetings and have a great time! We also have a group called Amarillo Brew Society to help foster the craft beer culture here in the Texas Panhandle. Don't forget to check us out on Facebook and Twitter.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

501st Dunkelweizen

Our 501st Dunkelweizen is now fermenting along nicely! Brew night went really well and fun was had by all there.There was great beer and good food. We had a guest, Kent, who seemed to really enjoy the time. He asked lots of questions and really took in the whole process. We enjoyed having Kent there and look forward to having other guest "brewers" in the future. Why did we pick a dunkelweizen? Well Brent wanted to brew a dunkel and we decided on this recipe to stick to our wheat beer line. This beer has a very nice flavor profile and is very easy to drink
. It has a very creamy mouth-feel with hints of chocolate and coffee. The aroma is malty with a slight hops presence. This beer is pretty good! The 501st part of the name comes from Brent's father-in-law who served in the Army in Germany, Dan. Dan has told us some good stories from that time and the beers they drank over there. He especially recalls what he calls "Christmas beer". So we made this beer with him and his buddies in mind. Thank you Dan and all other Veterans and those currently serving for your service! PROST!!

Monday, September 12, 2011

September Brew Day Coming Up!

Well we have another brew day coming up this weekend! Can't wait! We'll be brewing our Dunkelweizen again. Think we've got it where we want it. The changing of the yeast strain made a huge difference that we were looking for. This is a great beer so far. A little darker than what you might expect. The mouth-feel is very smooth and creamy. The roasted malts give it a nice touch in the flavor department. Hints of chocolate and coffee as well as a nice aroma. The Hallertau hops are just right. Hope to have this batch ready to go by the end of the month. I'm also hoping the brew our wheat beer again soon as we have a ton of requests for that one. Be sure to follow us on FaceBook and Twitter.