June Lake Brewing
Time For More Beer ~
All we can say is thanks so much to all those that made it out to the first annual St. Kramer's Day celebration, and the release of the b001 SmoKin Porter. It was so much of a success we ran out of beer! Also a big thanks to the Mammoth Brewing Crew for representing in force and bringing supplemental libations.
With the launch out of the way we've continued our brew quest and brewed b003 Hootay Double IPA last weekend. This is going to be a big beer kids, with a post-boil specific gravity of 1.094 (aka it's got a butt load of fermentable sugar for the happy yeasties), we're looking to get almost 11% ABV out of this one! The brew went well and thanks goes out to Travis for lending a helping hand (pics below).
On the location front we're still searching, but have begun discussions regarding a few prime spots. Again if you, or someone you know, has a 1,000sqft commercially zoned building/space in June Lake don't be bashful. Aside from that we've busted out the bikes due to lack of snow and we're loving every minute of it.
Stay Tuned for the b002 Sierra Scotch release date, fermentation is taking a little longer than expected (no rushing the beer now...), but rumor has it we'll be holding another rogue release party and will need everyone there that can make to be extras in our KickStarter promotional video we're currently crafting with a loving hand (location TBD).
Shredding the Goodness
There's snow in them thar hills... With beer fermenting away we thought it a stellar time to go do some trecking with some of the JLB TestPilot Crew. Hard work is only as good as some hard play, and with the lifts shutdown this year in June Lake we had to get there with our own two feet. With Rambo the lab fully mission capable, we headed out to get some lines. Temps in the high 60s and not a cloud in the sky, it was some beautiful conditions. To be honest downright hot. Regardless we got some turns, some epic snow and enjoyed the hell out of the day.
Get Outside, and Stay Awesome!
June Lake Brewing
Beer is Finally Here ~
After much anticipation the time has finally come to taste our first batch of SmoKin Porter! That's right clear your calendar for the afternoon of Sunday March 17th (this coming Sunday), because we'll be hanging out in the June Mountain parking lot cooking some BBQ and pouring samples of our SmoKin Porter for our 21 and over TestPilot Crew. Tailgate June Mountain!
Aside from it being International Drinking Day (aka St. Patrick's Day), it's also TestPilot 001 Jeff Kramer's Bday. Viva St. Kramer's Day! We're trying to make it a surprise, so don't tell Jeff... Also given our affinity for lowering our overall impact, we will not be providing cups of any kind. So BYOC (bring your own cup) if you want a taste, and you'll also need the secret password - you'll be required to quack like a duck without prompting in order to receive beer. We're going to get started around 2pm so get some while you can as we only have a limited amount set aside for the tasting. Bring your smiling face and any food you want to cook/share. If you're not able to make it to June for this momentous occasion, we highly advise reconsidering your priorities in life.
In other news we brewed our second test batch, b002 Sierra Scotch Ale last weekend and it's fermenting along nicely (pictures below). This batch went much smoother than our first batch and we were able to use our immersion chiller, which cut the cooling time post-boil from 16hrs to 1.5hrs. The Sierra Scotch Ale should be ready for sampling around Easter, so get your costume ready....
b002 Sierra Scotch Ale
Drink it in, it always goes down smooth.... So for our second batch we delved into the classic Strong Scotch Ale style. The original samples of this brew that we brought up last year went over so well we decided to roll it out for our second batch. The brew went way smoother than b001 and with the addition of our properly plumbed immersion chiller we brought our post-boil cooling down from 16hrs to 1.5hrs. Yeast was pitched and corny kegs where utilized as the primaries. Currently the beer is fermenting nicely and should be ready for consumptions some time around Easter, so get your bunny suits ready!
Cheers 2 Beers!
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