Our Oktoberfest will be available to the public — this week!! Great News! We were able to brew Christian’s Oktoberfest (our take on a Marzen) at SomePlace Else Brewery in Arvada. This-coming Wednesday (1/4/17) is the Tapping Party and YOU… (READ MORE)
The competitions have been completed. At the Arvada on Tap homebrew competition, neither of the beers we entered placed. We have not seen the feedback on the results, and are looking forward to reviewing that so we can make improvements going forward.
As for the Liquid Libations at the Denver County Fair, Jack’s Amber was second place. Colleen’s Blueberry Blonde reached 4th place, with the Peach Pi and Sassy Plum Cherry close on it’s tail. The Loggerhead Porter was eighth in it’s category. Colleen served as Head Steward, and I Judged (both opting out of serving in the categories in which we entered beers) at this event. All around, it was a great experience!
July 28th, at The Brew On Broadway (BoB)
Finally, a complete day of working the 7-barrel system. I have up until this point been part of the latter parts of the brewing day. The day consisted of many parts as seen in the photos.
July 17th, at The Brew On Broadway (BoB)
After the flurry of activity over the last two weeks for GABF, Sam and I were going to brew a 1-bbl (barrel) batch on Sunday. The plan was an Old English Ale, but we were not given the brewing instructions. After deliberation and finally getting a hold of Paul, Sam, Zach, and I were given free reign (well almost, no saisons) to brew what we wanted. (With trumpets sounding) The Two Men and a Brewer Pale Ale was born.
It is now official:
Our Loggerhead Porter has been accepted as an entry in the ProAm at the Great American Beer Fest, which will take place in October, 2016. Currently, the Loggerhead Porter is in a 46 degree lager environment at The BoB. We will submit it for judging during the first or second week of September. To say we are excited would be an understatement!
July 12th, at The Brew On Broadway (The BoB):
Intensity grew this last week at the BoB. We brewed the beers they were entering into the Great American Beer Fest (GABF) this year. The brew day started with their Social Club Coffee Milk Stout, then went on to their Tramway Rye Extra Pale Ale, and ended with their Cinderella Twin IIPA. We double-checked everything and ensured that sanitation was at an all-time high.
April 19th, BCJP Certification
After a two-hour online (taken 3 times) and a tasting test, I am now BJCP Certified. Please keep me in mind if you need any judging in the Front Range Area.
This is the first of many entries in my blog of adventures in brewing. My name is Joe and I am currently enrolled in the Certificate in Applied Craft Brewing through Regis University. Be sure to click the link for details about the program.
My wife (Colleen) and I started brewing beer in 2015. That first year we brewed 100 gallons of beer that we shared as gifts with many people. We really experimented with the different styles and enjoyed them all. From our Cloudy Macbeth Amber to Pieter’s Wicked Stout, it has been a very adventurous ride.