Cerveza Fuerte ~
So we've made it through the first six months without imploding and continue to make Super Awesome Beer! Huge amounts of gratitude and thank yous go out to everyone for supporting June Lake Brewing and making this a reality.
In celebration of the momentous occasion we've decided to take some of our beer down to San Diego for our 3rd favorite beer fest on the planet (June Lake Beer Fest and Bluesapalooza in Mammoth being #1 and #2 respectively). Head out to Pizza Port Carlsbad's 18th Annual Strong Ale Festival December 5th and 6th to get yourself some JLB on tap for the first time outside of Mono County! Our Hutte Double IPA (9.5% ABV) will be pouring along with 75+ other beers over 8% ABV. If I haven't convinced you yet, maybe beer drinking isn't for you... The JLB TestPilots will be in attendance Saturday December 6th, so if you want to meet up with us buy a ticket and let us know (these types of high octane fermulations are best conquered in groups).
On the beer front we've got our Not So Hoppy Holiday Ale bubbling away nicely. With the additions of ginger, sweet orange peel, nutmeg, vanilla beans, cinnamon sticks, seeds of paradise and ground clove, we seek to bring holiday flavor into the realm of Super Awesome Beer. Ready mid December, the Trappist style yeast we used for fermentation looks to be bringing this beer in around 5.5% ABV with our lowest ever IBU of 19 (hence the name Not So Hoppy... picture a crying Santa Claus). Don't worry though, this was one of the communities favorite beers we made on our pilot system, and the production batch has been sampling mighty fine!
Moving into winter the snowflakes have begun to fly, and we're gearing up for a busy year on the mountains. That's right, JLB will be available at both June Mountain's World Famous Antler Bar, and The Mill bar and restaurant at Mammoth Mountain! Though very exciting, we've now got to focus on making enough beer to meet the demand while still ensuring all of you can experience the full spectrum of June Lake Brewing's Super Awesome Beer at our tasting room. So come by soon to grab a pint, and remeber we've got Ohanas 395 posted up all winter for freaking amazing Hawaiian Soul Food stumbling distance from our front door.