Tuesday, December 27, 2011
I asked Dan if I could record his descriptions of all the brews and he agreed so here it is:
Milk Stout - Made with lactose sugar (milk infused sugar) which gives it the creamy texture - aroma is of brown sugar and vanilla cream, with hints of roasted coffee.
Sawtooth Ale: An English style bitter. We aim for a perfect balance between malt and hops. First year out this beer won a Gold Medal at the Great American Beer Festival.
Stranger Pale Ale - This is the first beer I got to work on to help perfect the recipe. Nice rye, malt backbone. A lot of dry hopping involved with cascade hops which gives it this nice grapefruit, citrus flavor.
T & T: What's dry hopping?
Dan: It's kinda like making tea - hops are added into the beer after the onset of fermentation to create more aroma. Great for cask ales.
Black Jack Porter- This is what I drink typically. Easy take on an English style porter. Little higher in alcohol, but we are an American company so we do what we want :-) Nice mix of chocolate and coffee malt. One of the smoothest that I've tasted. It was my favorite even before I started working for them (Left Hand Brewing).