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2013 Winter Solstice Ale: Tasting Notes

2013 Winter Solstice Ale: Tasting Notes

Two years running, I’ve made a point of brewing on the summer and winter solstices. Beginning in 2012, I started this tradition by brewing on the eve of the Mayan Apocalypse, a strong ale/winter warmer of sorts, to ease the coming abyss. Although the apocalypse doesn’t seem to have come, I’ve continued brewing big beers … Continue reading

2012 Mayan Apocalypse Ale: Tasting Notes – Fresh Edition

2012 Mayan Apocalypse Ale: Tasting Notes – Fresh Edition

Nearly two months after the epic 2012 Mayan Apocalypse Brew Night, the 2012 Mayan Apocalypse Ale has completed fermentation and is bottle-conditioning. Starting at 1.068, a strong ale of sorts, this puppy fermented down to 1.014 using S-04 (impressive). Fermenting around 68 F, the S-04 was quite a monster, coming to terminal gravity quite fast (high … Continue reading

Mayan Apocalypse Ale: Brew Night

Mayan Apocalypse Ale: Brew Night

To commemorate the possible 2012 Mayan apocalypse, I planned a last-minute brew night.  Whether it was zombies or a comet, I figured if the world was ending, I might as well go down while brewing some beer (with a good baseball bat in short range, just in case). Fortunately, the world did not end, and I was left … Continue reading