Monday was pretty much awesome. Some new folks, some old folks, and just enough rain to keep it interesting. We had some stellar beers on tap, including the Eye Patch Ale and Drafty Kilt Scotch Ale. We also tasted our 1-week-old double IPA. Gravity was down to 1.021 from 1.070 in a week, which is great news. And initial taste tests indicate that this could be a very nice beer. Well-balanced and hoppy in all the right ways.
Not to be outdone, our homegrown hops have been busy growing. Like this 3-year-old Cascade:
Cute little bugger. We also learned a valuable lesson on Monday. People will do stuff for you if you give them free beer. The key is to say everything with a straight face. That’s how we suckered Colin into digging a hole for us.
Note: upper body not shown to keep this blog PG. Despite the rain, Colin dug a post hole for our new hop trellis. I do believe we could have asked Colin to wax Joel’s back and he would have said yes. We’re excited about this new double IPA, which should be ready to drink in 3-4 weeks. We’re more excited about our Eye Patch Ale and Drafty Kilt. Only a few more tweaks to the Eye Patch and we should have it where we want it (that’s what she said?).