Brewing Czar Willis here. This is the first in what hopefully will be a 4,586 part series about our beers and what we’ve been cooking up.
As we’ve noted before, tomorrow we are having a tasting at Carrboro Beverage Company on Main Street. Our friends at Fortnight Brewing Company will be joining us so it’s going to be an awesome peek at what will be hitting the Triangle beer scene in the coming year.
Just wanted to give a little information about what we would be bringing. We will have our Rubber Room Session Ale, which is a low alcohol beer modeled after an American Pale Ale. I tuned down the bitterness though, coming in at around 25IBU, and an alcohol content of 3.7%. These subtle beers are difficult to manage, but I think this has an appropriate amount of caramel sweetness. I acheived that by using Maris Otter, which has more of a honey flavor than your typical pale malt, though not quite as intense as golden promise. I also used a little bit of 40L for some of that fresh baked cookie flavor. The hops were delicate too, because the beer is so light on malt. I chose perle for bittering because it gives it a nice smooth, peppery sort of bitterness. Cascade for flavoring and aroma because, well, Cascade is a great hop. I also got a really nice citrus nose thanks to a generous dry-hopping with the New Zealand Motueka variety. It gets into almost lemon-lime territory.Make sure to come out tomorrow and have a try and definitely let me know what you think, we’re always looking to make our product better.
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