Friday, June 09, 2006

Beer Review & Nanobrewery Update


I bought a six-pack of Great Divide Brewing Company's "Denver Pale Ale" the other day. I've tried many of their other beers, but finally got around to trying their English style pale ale. I would describe it as crisp and non-affronting. It's a decent pale ale, but I'd rate it (style-wise) as 1/2 way between an American Pale Ale and and English Pale Ale. (Not that that's bad). It's not a bad choice for a Summer session beer, (otherwise known as a "lawnmower" beer).



Nanobrewery update:
The Poor Richard's Ale that I brewed recently was a success at a runners gathering, the other night. It's a good session beer, and I'm growing more fond of it every time I have a glass. At first, I didn't want to brew a beer with corn in it, but it turned out to be very OK.

My Spring Fling IPA will be on tap by Saturday night. I can't wait to give it a try. Sometime next week, I'll keg & carbonate the Belgian-style Saison. The "pre-tastings" of this brew (when I checked the specific gravity) really got me (and my son) excited.
It's going to be a good Summer for beer drinking at the Ol' Homestead!

3 comments:

CP said...

Just curious if you used flaked corn or something else like cornmeal, etc. My Poor Richards has a slight off flavor and I'm wondering if the flaked corn I used was bad. I've heard the stuff goes bad rather quickly.

Just curious
CP
http://blogs.maltybrew.com

Ben, aka BadBen said...

I used flaked corn. It has a "different" but not unpleasant flavor.

Ben aka "Good Ben" said...

In case I forgot to thank you before, thanks for sharing that by the way. It was yummy stuff. I thought it was a little thick and filling, but very tasty going down.