Remembering Old But Good Home Brews from 2006

 Irish Stout

This full-bodied Irish Stout is brewed using a Mountmellick® all malt extract with roasted barley extract and hops.  The barley extract contributes a complexity and dark head characteristic of traditional Irish Stout.

Brewed on April 8, 2006, this beer was enhanced with an additional three pounds of caramelized malt extract to produce an original specific gravity of 1.07 (85°).  Bottled on April 18, 2006 and measuring a specific gravity of 1.02 (70°) this beverage measures 6% alcohol content by volume.

In the tradition of all Irish Stouts, this brew is best when served between 50° and 55°.  This will bring out the full aroma and soften the bite of the hops to the palette.  

 

 

 

 English I.P.A.

Capture the spirit beating at the heart of England with this English IPA.  This classic English Pale Ale has full depth of malt flavor and hop bite of the original brews that left the shores of England for India over 100 years ago – and full strength to last the journey.

Brewed on May 6, 2006, this beer is a “beer worth fighting for,” brewed using EDME® IPA hopped malt extract and Fuggle hops for finishing.  Measured with an original specific gravity of 1.055 (89°), this beer contains 6.65% alcohol by volume.  At bottling on May 14, 2006, this beer measured a specific gravity of 1.005 (62°).

To best experience the aroma of the hops, this beer is best served between 50° and 55°.  For a less aromatic experience, lower temperatures may be acceptable.

 

 Scottish Ale

Auburn earthy aromas of peat smoked malt and heather precede each sip of this thick beer.  Scottish yeast accents the sweetness of the malt and adds its own subtle smokiness.  As this beer ages, time will make it a mysteriously complex beer with many delicious but difficult-to-name flavors.

Brewed on May 17, 2006, this beer contains Alexander’s® Pale Malt Extract, cracked grains, Simpson’s® Peat Smoked Malt, Kent Goldings hops (bittering), Heather Tips (spice), and Fuggle hops (finishing).  With an original specific gravity of 1.0825 (70°), this beer measured a specific gravity of 1.0275 (68°) at bottling on May 25, 2006.  A very potent brew, this beer contains 7.21% alcohol by volume.

This beer is best served between 45° and 50°

 American Pilsner

Brewed in the tradition of America’s number one selling beers, this pilsner is the product of an all malt beer kit from True Brew®.

Brewed on June 2, 2006, this beer contains both liquid and dry malts.  Enhanced with palletized bittering hops and finishing leaf hops, this beverage measured an original specific gravity of 1.04 (96°).  When bottled on June 16, 2006 this beer measured a specific gravity of 1.005 (71°), producing a beverage with 4.72% alcohol content by volume.

In the tradition of America’s finest pilsners, this beer is best served cold.

 

 

 

 Pennsylvania Steam Lager

Steam Beer’s exact history is unknown; but the name seems to hearken back to steam-powered California of the 1800s.  Anchor Brewing Company, San Francisco, who brews the official “Steam” Beer, now owns the style.  This beer uses similar yeast to produce a warm-fermented lager with malty sweetness balanced with clean bittering hops.

Brewed on July 5, 2006, this beer contains Alexander’s® Pale Malt Extract, cracked grains, and Northern Brewer hops (bittering/finishing).  With an original specific gravity of 1.07 (81°), this beer measured a specific gravity of 1.0175 (70°) at bottling on July 15, 2006.  This beer contains 6.9% alcohol by volume.

Like an IPA, this beer is best served between 50° and 55° to best experience the aroma of the hops.

 
 
 
 
 
 
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