Thursday, January 22, 2009

Wisconsin Hops!

They're in my freezer: five ounces of Gorst Valley Cascades. I'll be brewing a pilot batch of House Ale with them this Saturday, which promises to give "cold brewed" a literal connotation. I hopped my last batch of House Ale with organic Cascades from New Zealand, so having a direct comparison should be informative.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

So how did the brew come out?

Joe said...

Your timing is good - we tasted the beer on Friday. It turned out well, but it still needs some tweaking. The yeast was more expressive this time around, which made the beer fruitier. It's less drinkable than the last House Ale, though, despite having a lower alcohol content.

fattymattybrewing said...

So how is the brewpub business coming?

Joe said...

Aside from simply wasting huge amounts of personal cash, I've done just about everything that can be done without financing. The words 'startup' and 'restaurant' give bankers diarrhea, so raising money is still a big question mark. Time is in short supply, as my checkbook is in "countdown to zero" mode.