July 22, 2015

Troy Brewers’ Blog #2

We wanted to post a little note here to keep everyone up-to-date on what has been brewing here in Troy. Summer has ushered in a slew of lighter bodied, paler beers, from Saison to English Summer Ale, and the introduction of our first sour beers! Here is a head’s up on what you can expect to see from us in the coming months. Rotating Saison Series We have always been big fans of farmhouse ales, and figured that it’s due time we release some here at the Taproom. We plan on releasing a new interpretation of the style every month or two, which will cater to the season. If you missed the first in the series, it was a traditional depiction, featuring five grains (barley, wheat, rye, oats, maize) and the classic fruity and peppery yeast character one can expect from a Saison. The next release will be out at some point in August and will be slightly tart from a mixed fermentation (brewers yeast and lacto) and aged on apricot puree. Sour Program If you follow us on Instagram (@brownsbrewingco), you have seen that we recently tasted the progress of our Sour Brown Ale barrels, and they are really coming into their own, with each barrel lending nuanced flavors that will add complexity to the final product. You will have to wait until the fall to enjoy the Sour Brown, but we will be releasing a Golden Sour Ale aged on lemon zest in Oak next month, so keep your eyes out for that! New “Clean” Beers While we are very excited about our sour and farmhouse beers, we have a bunch of new “clean” (beers that contain no wild yeast or bacteria) beers coming out as well! This year’s rendition of the Session IPA features Azacca, Sorachi Ace, and Cascade hops. We’ve tweaked our Belgian Blonde recipe, lowering the alcohol content a touch as well as an addition of citrusy, herbal hops for added complexity. Also, a new style to our taps, our Rye Pale Ale. This beer uses German Hallertau Huell Melon hops, a generous amount of Rye malt, as well as a blend of American and Belgian yeasts to complement the other flavors. Cheers! Dan and Lee Troy Brew Team