Well the jury is now returning the verdict…..the beer is PDG! I benefitted by several weeks away from the temptation of sampling the beer too early. I have to admit that I did sample one before I left, I knew it was going to be too early and yes it was….In need of a few more weeks of conditioning……so, that is what I gave it!
December 19th, 2013, I tried the second bottle of the batch. Wow! Very nice head, the aroma was/is amazing and the Amarillo hops used for the dry hopping have left its signature citrus note! The color is a bit darker than I had anticipated. It is a darker red than planned, but is very clear and refreshing. My daughter Lisa was over when I poured that “second” first beer. Her comment was, “It tastes light, not dark like I thought it would be”. Nice lace on the glass so I sat back and enjoyed being home, looking forward to the Holidays and spending time with family!
I shared a few bottles with my buddy John. We sat and watched a little football yesterday enjoying my latest offering. He was highly pleased…..”it is a keeper recipe” was the proclamation. I had to agree with him but the wheels were already turning – it is good, but maybe I can tweak the hopping schedule and make it great!
Should I?????? Absolutely!
Drink Local and Drink Responsibly
Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year
Oh, Thanks again to Lengthwise Brewery in Bakersfield for the inspiration!
It must be such a thrill to sit down to one of your own cold brews! Christmas day there was quite a bit of talk in my family about home brewing. A couple of the younger guys are really starting to talk about their own interests going in this direction. I hope the new year offers you many more opportunities to refine such an interesting–and tasty passion! 🙂 Debra
Thanks Debra. My 29 year old daughter is home visiting and both sharing and drinking this batch…..She suggested that I brew it again and soon!