American craft beer in the garage? Yep, another batch of home brew on a Saturday. This batch is my wheat beer that has coriander and fresh orange zest added in the last five minutes of the boil. Had to start early as we had a family party to go to (of course I brought over some home brew). Had the batch finished around 1:00pm with a bit of difficulty getting down below 80 degrees because of the lovely heat. No worries, set it down on the basement floor and was ready to pitched when I got home.
Of course it was before noon, but you can’t brew beer without having a beer. Especially when the heat coming off the burner mixes with the heat from the sun, making one feel like a marshmallow. At least that’s what I tell myself so I have a reason to have a beer: to cool down.
American craft beer number 235 is 110k+ OT Batch #4 from Cigar City Brewing. Batch #4 of 110K+ OT doesn’t seem to be getting the reviews that past batches have but I liked the beer. There is a lot of sweetness to the beer as it is an American Imperial Amber Ale. To get the alcohol level you have to use more grain which gives more sugars. Pine and citrus hops both fight back the sweetness.
Have this beer when you are hot (just standing outside for five minutes does this for me), you will appreciate this beer completely. Enjoy!
Aroma: 9 (25%), Taste: 8 (25%), Look: 9 (15%), Drinkability: 8 (35%), Overall: 8.4
Useless Fact: Children born in the month of May are on the average 200 grams heavier at birth than children born in any other month.