May 20, 2015

Troy Brewers’ Blog #1

Welcome to the Brown’s Brewing Co. Brewers’ Blog! We plan on utilizing this space to keep everyone informed on all things brewing, ranging from new beer release dates to small batch experiments that we are working on here in our Troy, NY brewpub. We plan on updating this regularly and will be interacting as much as possible throughout the brew day, so please feel free to comment and leave us feedback on the beers, questions about our breweries, the brewing process, and what we are up to here at Brown’s. We want to hear from you! New Beer! Winter is finally over and we are really looking forward to the warmer months. We have a number of beers that will debut for the first time this summer, along with some oldies but goodies. This list is more of a teaser, we will be following up each of these with a more in-depth description including a release date and photos. Session IPA: A return offering from last year, featuring a new host of hops including Azacca, Sorachi Ace, and Cascade. (4.8% and 50 IBUs) English Summer Ale: New to the Taproom, this beer will be an easy drinker, blonde in color with a mellow fruity character from the English yeast, finished with Earl Grey tea. (5.0% and 15 IBUs) Saison: This one will be quite different from last year’s rendition. Utilizing five different grains and three yeast strains (one wild), this will be a dry and complex beer perfect as a summer quencher. (6.25% and 20 IBUs) Wild Wheat: Another new beer to the summer lineup. This beer focuses on fruity characters balanced by “rustic” undertones from a secondary fermentation with wild yeast. (5.75% and 10 IBUs) Iron Horse IPA: A yearly brew made in conjunction with the ALES for ALS Foundation, featuring a blend of seven different hops (Equinox, Mosaic, and five experimental varietals). An unholy lupulin assault, expect bracing fruit and citrus flavors. (6.25% and 60 IBUs) Want to know more about some of the styles or techniques and ideas behind the beers? Let us know! We are happy to answer any and all questions and comments you may have. Also, stay tuned for more information about our budding sour beer and barrel aged program! Cheers! Lee and Dan Troy Brew Team
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