Monday, November 04, 2019

I've opened an unlabeled bottle of my homebrew and I'm not sure what it's supposed to be. I thought it was going to be a bottle of my Belgian-style Black IPA, but it's not dark enough and not hoppy enough. It's almost tastes like the pseudo-bock I brewed several months ago or maybe the dunkelweizen? It does taste kind of like a dunkelweizen and has a lot of carbonation. After all these years I still need to be better at labeling my beer.


Yesterday I botteld the Biere de Garde and it wasn't a phenol bomb. Phenolic? Yes, but should still be drinkable and the sample from the bottling bucket didn't give me a headache.

Tonight I'm brewing a hoppy red ale most closely matching the English Strong Bitter category. It's an old school red ale along the lines of Rogue St. Rogue Red with three different crystal malts and Munich malt along with Chinook and Centennial hops.