|Goes down too easy|
|Out with the DMS!|
Last week I sent my beer to the Brewing Network to have my American Garage Amber Ale (recipe here) reviewed and tasted by Jamil and Tasty. I'm a little worried about the beer since it's going all the way to California and it's my first time shipping. I read up on what to do and even listened to a Brew Strong episode on competition brewing to make sure I packed the box to the exact specifications needed. I even added a printed recipe and BJCP labels to my bottles as if they were going out for a competition. Just to make extra sure I was treating it with seriousness and providing the best information I could about my beer. It's a simple beer but it has some great flavor and just the right amount of hop flavor (in my opinion.) I have brewed it twice now and I'm most likely going to keep making it until the world is depleted of grain and hops! We shall see if my beer actually makes it on the show. If it does I'll probably do a dance like this.
|Celebrating IPA Day at the Library|
My last little note for today is that I registered my home "brewery" on UNTAPPD. If you don't know what this app is you must be living under a rock. Probably the best phone app for beer since man discovered fire. (If that makes any sense whatsoever...check their website here!) I have added a link to my brewery "Browar Harvat" on the right hand side of my blog. So at any time you can log a beer there (if you are lucky enough to try my beer...or unfortunate enough depending on how you feel about my beer) or just see how others are enjoying/hating it. Thanks for reading. I'll be back again with more soon. This week at some point I'll be brewing an ESB using New Zealand Motueka. It's going to be weird, and awesome.