Sunday, May 31, 2009

Giants Fever V

We've had a chance not only to sample but to share the brew, and we are very happy with it. It is light and dry with the easy drinkability of a "session ale" and the refreshing crispness of a "lawnmower beer." This one has real flavor, though, a fine layering of malt and hops, surprisingly complex in a low-gravity (1.043) beer. The amber-orange color looks great in the glass, too. The 2-Liter swing-top jug ("growler") ferried draft beer to a party in Weed, and it worked beautifully. The entirety of this batch was kegged, but now there's an easy way to share it. Graduation Day starts my summer furlough, and that means there will be a party in Montague this Friday. We'll be drinking Giants Fever!

Giants win today 5-3 v. St Louis.

Prid. Kal. Iun.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Giants Fever IV

Thirteen days at 66-68 ºF ought to be enough to finish the beer. I'll give it at least two weeks in the fridge and we can crack it open on Memorial Day weekend. Not a good day for los Gigantes, but a gorgeous day in the State of Jefferson.

a.d. VIII Id. Mai.