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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