Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Novemberfest preview!!!

This year Leah and I brewed an unprecedented FOUR beers for our Novemberfest party. That's right. Twenty gallons. Two hundred thirteen 12-oz. servings. One hundred thirty three pints for you Brits. For the Bavarians in the audience, that's only seventy six Maß (sorry). Even cooler is that two of the beers have won first place ribbons in homebrew competitions, one even taking Best of Show! Anyway, here's the lowdown on the beers:

Gust Front Leipzig-Style Wheat
Our take on an obscure German style called a Leipziger Gose, Gust Front is a wheat ale brewed with coriander and salt. Sound strange? Well, it's actually quite similar to Blue Moon, and our first batch of this beer recently took Best of Show out of 233 entries at the Schooner Homebrew Championship! (Don't believe me? Click here.) Light and refreshing, Gust Front Leipzig-Style Wheat clocks in at 5.0% alcohol by volume (ABV).

Nimbostratus Dunkel
"Dunkel" is German for "dark," but our Munich Dunkel is only dark compared to typical lagers... it's really more of an amber color. It's dark enough that you get some nice roasted flavor, but still light enough that you don't have to stop at just one (or two, or three...). Nimbostratus is a drinkable 5.3% ABV.

Stepleader Hefeweizen
Always a fan favorite, our hefeweizen is fermented at a lower temperature so you get a noticeable clove flavor with minimal hints of banana. No, there's not actually any clove or banana in the beer, but the unique Bavarian yeast provides a hint of such flavors. Fans of Hacker-Pschorr or even Goose Island 312 will find themselves coming back for more of our Stepleader, and at 5.0% ABV you can come back again and again.

Cloud-to-Ground Weizenbock
For those of you who like hefeweizen but wanna go bigger and darker, our weizenbock is for you. Malty, with hints of caramel and alcohol, and balanced with a banana-like aroma, our Cloud-to-Ground aims to please. And at 6.1% ABV, it'll get you off of the ground. I should also note that this beer was brewed exclusively by Leah and Marta Woloszyn for the women's-only Queen of Beer competition, and we just found out it took first place in the "Malty German Bier" category. Way to go Leah and Marta!

Feel free to drop me a line at rchibe <@t> gmail com if you have any questions about any of the beers.


Blogger Dawnie said...

Looks good, guys!

7:16 AM, October 24, 2006  
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