Troy Brewers’ Blog #3August 18, 2015
Troy Brewers’ Blog #5November 2, 2015
Fall is officially here and we are gearing up for the cooler months in Troy. There are a number of new beers we will have available in the coming months. Having recently procured a great stock of freshly dumped bourbon barrels, we have been anxious to fill them. Expect to see Imperial Stout aged in Jack Daniels oak and our English Barleywine in barrels that previously held Woodford Reserve! Later into the Winter we’ll be adding to this collection with an Imperial Brown Ale, aged on toasted coconut, and another round of Double Oatmeal Stout, both to spend time bathing in bourbon. Should make for some tasty tippling.
Speaking of Barleywines, we just finished brewing our first-ever American Barleywine. This style is considerably more hoppy than its English cousin. A Sunday Funday event held here at our Taproom ran a contest for a chance to brew a beer at the Brewpub with yours truly. Homebrewer and beer enthusiast Mike ClarkPywar was named champion and the MCP Barleywine was born! Brewed with golden raisins and clocking in at over 9% ABV, the beer that follows will be our interpretation of Mike’s classic recipe.
Finally, onto our newest sour beers. The American Sour Brown has just hit the taps in Troy and Hoosick Falls. Aged in American oak for nine months, this malty sour pays tribute to the classic Belgian Oud Bruin style. Sour cherry, figs, raisins, chocolate, coffee and oak are all some descriptors one might use to describe this very unique beer. The next in our Brewers’ Reserve series is a sour weizen-style wheat, aged on white grapes. We were lucky enough to spend a morning with the folks at Altamont Vineyard and Winery picking (and sampling) 200 pounds of delicious Lorelei and Edelweiss grapes. These varieties impart amazing flavors of passionfruit, strawberries, and Jolly Rancher.
Cheers to Fall beers!
Lee and Dan