June Lake Brewing
LET THERE BE BEER!!!
That's right we're brewing it up! After receiving blessings from the building permit deities we fired up our 15bbl system and jumped right into some JLB SmoKin Porter Love. That's right our first homebrew testbatch on our pilot system was also our first production batch on the JLB production system, and it's fermenting along nicely!
So it's been busy and haven't been sleeping much, so here's the highlights -
Thanks, and Cheers!
June Lake Brewing
Clearly We Need Beer ~
We've put our ear to the ground and the verdict is in, June Lake needs beer. Luckily we brewed our first homebrew test batch of SmoKin Porter the other day (see pics below) and it's fermenting along nicely! If all goes to plan we should have our first samples for our TestPilot Crew mid March.
In the location department, we've assembled a list of potentials and have begun contacting the relevant parties. If you have a prime location that you want to discuss lease options about, hit us back and let's get the beer a home.
Let's take stock of our priorities:
Oh Yeah... with the homebrew system setup we're underway! For our first sample brew we decided to jump right in with a 1bbl batch of SmoKin Porter. Though we were a little short on specific gravity, the taste is right on and it should come in around 5% for a good full-flavor session beer. Plus we've got the altitude on our side B-)
The brew went well when all was said and done despite the trials and tribulations of brewing on a new cobbled together 1bbl system, and our introduction to brewing at altitude. The biggest issue was we didn't have all the components to plumb our cold liquor tank/immersion chiller for cooling, so we had to let the ambient air temperature do it's work... 16hrs post-boil we'd reached 70 degrees F and we pitched an 11th generation yeast harvested from one of Cismontane Brewing's barley wines. Suffice it to say it all turned out well in the end and the SmoKin Porter is fermenting and on track for a mid-March release.
Well we're here... Having setup residence in June Lake, we're diligently working at brewing test batches and locking down a location for our production facility/tasting room. We've got two batches currently fermenting and should have tasters for our TestPilot Crew in a week or two. Stay tuned for info on our b001 SmoKin Porter release get together as it will be pretty frickin sweet! If you're interested in joining our TestPilot Crew, click on the "Reach Out" tab above and submit your info to our dedicated panel of investigative pigmy chimps for proper vetting and background checking. Aside from that enjoy a good beer and get outside.
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