I just love the sight of a batch of beer that has just been bottled. It’s very satisfy to think all the time and work has paid off, and even better that it’s almost ready to drink! I’m really excited to try this one. While bottling I tasted a sample and it was pretty interesting. It had a strong flavor; not very hoppy but slightly sweet. I just wonder what it’s going to taste like when it’s done conditioning in the bottles.
Well the “Oldcastle” brown ale we brewed back a few months ago turned out fine. It didn’t quite taste like New Caslte but it wasn’t bad. It was actually a very drinkable brown ale, and the fact that it didn’t turn out like the actual New Castle isn’t necessarily a bad thing in my opinion.
Since then we’ve also brewed an amber ale which has turned out great, and as of now we’ve got an Irish red and a blonde ale fermenting. The Irish red should be ready to bottle this weekend. We added some honey to that one so I’m interested to see what that does to the flavor.
Last weekend my buddy John invited me to Brew Drink Dream Fest 2 which took place in Culver City. The mini beer fest is put on by Pipe Dream Brewery which seems just like a few dudes that really love making tons of beer in their garage (what I dream on doing someday). They had a great selection of different types of brews. I’d have to say my favorite was the Offshore Breeze but Green Dragon and Double Dubbel were great too.