Saturday the 24th, as I posted a while back, was the date for HOPS! Oktoberfest. Earlier in the week, the weather reports all predicted a nice sunny day, but as the week wore on, rain started creeping into the forecast. Friday evening, as I left work, it wasn’t looking too good. And sure enough, the…
HOPS! Oktoberfest (and other notes)
I should start this post by apologizing for never following up on all those Iron Brewer posts. You can bet that if I’d won, I’d have been all over it, but alas I did not. Amy Gentry, a fine Northwestern Indiana homebrewer whom I met at Three Floyds to trade bottles in person and save…
Another Iron Brewer update: Tasted, check! Label designed, check!
My Iron Brewer entry, Turkish Delight EESB, has been in the bottle for 10 days now. I’ve been tasting it as it goes (my weakness, I know, but I love to taste the evolution of a beer from the raw product to the finished), and it’s been improving greatly in the bottle. Last night, I…
No Fuggles. Shit.
So apparently the Fuggle hops, my absolute favorite, are one of the varieties affected by the hop shortage, about which I am fairly ignorant so I probably need to school myself. Anyway, I’ll be using Willamette instead… but I’ll be thinking of Fuggle.