Thursday, May 13, 2010

Tyranena Brew News

Strange Smells In The Brewery.
You can tell lots about what is going on at the brewery by the sounds and the smells. This past week was a radical departure from the aromas we normally have in the brewery. Fargo Brothers Hefeweizen was fermenting away producing its characteristic clove and banana smells. We also had La Femme Amere actively fermenting at a relatively high temperature with a Belgian yeast strain producing all sorts of aromas that I will not even begin to attempt to characterize. If it had been a normal week at the brewery... these aromas would have meant big trouble. But this week it was just a pleasant reminder that summer in the beer garden is just around the corner.

Last Week For Some Beers.
This is your last chance to get your fill of Cabernet Barrel-Aged Brown Ale (going off tap after Sunday if we do not kill the keg before then) and pretty close to the last chance to get Benji's Smoked Imperial Chipotle Porter (scheduled to go off tap next week Friday).

American Craft Beer Week is May 17 - 23.
Beer lovers, craft brewers, homebrewers, beer distributors and retailers are all making special plans for the annual American Craft Beer Week taking place across the country May 17-23. We will have some special tappings for the celebration including the release of Fargo Brothers Hefeweizen and La Femme Amère . We'll also have a guest tap line for Lakefront Brewery's Eastside Dark. I'm sure Stacey has more details below...

Brewing: A batch of La Femme Amère and two batches of Rocky's Revenge.
**I must say having recently tasted a bottle of Rocky's Revenge, it was rocky road in a glass. tastefully different and very very good**

Bottling: Three Beaches Honey Blonde (Wednesday) and Headless Man Amber Alt (Friday).

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