New Year, New Brew!

Hi folks,

So it’s been a little while since I posted an update to this blog (since my Summer APA post back in July to be precise) so I thought I would write a little bit about what has happened since then.

I have not lost my passion for brewing- quite the opposite in fact. Since the Summer APA I have brewed a Midsummer Ale, a Harvest Pale Ale, and a single hop wonder called the Amarillo Armadillo. I will be posting a little breakdown of how each brew went and some tasting notes for you soon, but I think they were quite successful brews each in their own right. Since the D’n’Ale I have also made the leap to all-grain brewing, which has been both extremely challenging and rewarding. All grain brewing involved purchasing another piece of equipment needed for this process (a mash tun of course) but now I have complete control over the quality and style of the finished beer. Furthermore, having now brewed two batches using the all grain method, I can safely say that I will not be going back to extract!

We have also had a second successful hop harvest in autumn, with the yields from the hop plants out in the garden being much more impressive than last year!

Exciting times ahead with a lot more brews scheduled. Next up- a milky chocolate stout. Super excited for the next brew and cannot wait to document it on here.