Sunday, February 18, 2007

Slow brewing

I haven't been brewing much lately. Mostly because my beer cellar is full. I have 10 cases of bottles and they are all mostly full. If I collected all of my empties, I would have almost a case. So, I would estimate my current beer stock at 9 cases. I am going to brew a cream stout and a pale ale next. It will probably happen next week, depending on when my supply shipment gets here. My current stock does not include a pale ale or enough stout.

I prefer American Pale Ales (nicely hopped with Cascade hops) over anything. I now regret branching out in the recipe realm. I should do a pale ale every third batch. I've done about 7 batches since my last pale ale. The beer I've done has all been good, but I miss pale ale.

4 comments:

Ψ*Ψ said...

If you need someone to help you drink all that beer...

Matt Jenks said...

I'll second that...

I also second the sentiment about American Pale Ale. Of the more heavily hopped ales, I prefer ESBs just a bit more than APAs and those a bit more than IPAs, but I do love the American brews.

I've never been able to detect the difference between East Coast APAs and West Coast APAs, but BeerAdvocate claims (or at least claimed) that there was a difference. *shrugs*

Chemgeek said...

I usually give a lot of it away. Especially if it's good. Which, now that I think about it, is foolish. Giving away my good beer gives me less good beer to drink and more bad beer (though 'bad' is a relative term). Oh well, I'll just brew some more.

Brendan said...

I love a good pale ale with cascade, but I have been enjoying Chinook's piney resinous qualities and and the ultra-grapefruit of Centennials, and most reciently Columbus.

If you haven't before, give those a try, when you have a chance.

brendan/ioniaales.com