After a week of reflection on the beers that I entered in the New York City Homebrewers Guild’s Homebrew Alley 2015 content, this week’s Homebrew Wednesday focuses on opportunities that I’ve recently taken advantage of in order to improve my homebrewing knowledge and skills. All the while continuing the thread/message that runs through my blog posts about homebrewing which is promoting the benefits of getting involved in one’s local homebrewing and craft beer community all the while keeping a finger on the pulse of the global growth of homebrewing and craft beer culture.
Question of the Week: If you were to brew a beer to showcase New York City or New York State beer culture which beer style would it be and what special ingredients would you include in the recipe?
- Workman’s Pint Porter – This past Sunday I brewed my version of a Founders Porter clone using NY Craft Malt 2-row and the technique of adding the grain bill’s (grist) dark/roasted malts at mash out…Full brew day video coming soon.
- On Wednesday, March 18th I’ll be brewing a 5 barrel batch of rye pale ale at Rockaway Brewing Company along with John and Doug, owners of Bitter & Esters and two fellow members of NYC’s newest homebrew club, the Brewminaries. I plan to film brew day, but am still waiting on permission to do so from the brewery staff.
- On Tuesday, March 3rd I began my journey to become a certified BJCP judge by taking part in the NYCHG’s BJCP class, which meets on Tuesdays at 6:30pm at Jimmy’s No. 43, an NYC craft beer bar. More details in the above video.
- Sneak peak of my porter brew day footage.
Cheers and Keep on brewing!