Sadly, life rears up its ugly head on occasion. But no brewing this past weekend doesn’t mean that there isn’t work to do. Especially with the words “All” and “Grain” looming on the horizon. So last weekend’s scheduled brews, a schwarzbier and more of our Burbage Irish Red, have been pushed back.
This weekend did see the first beer of the new year, the Vargas Blonde Ale, racked over into a secondary carboy with a sample drawn off for testing. Wow! If the Blonde is a precursor to the rest of our beers for aught-nine then it should be a good year for Nickel City Brewing.
The Vargas Blonde Ale is the color of cheerleader hair and practically effervescent. Even room temperature and uncarbonated, it’s already delicious. It tastes of biscuits and awesome with a faint hint of grapes. With a current gravity of 1.013 we’ll be bottling it this weeked and cellaring most of the batch for the onset of spring.
When the label comes back from our art department it’ll be added to the Beers.
Also getting some attention this weekend was our buffalo nickel logo design. Some minor adjustments to the typeface on the nickel have made it more readable and our first shipment of merchandise is flying our way as you read this. Why not head on over and be the first on your block to support your local brewery start-up.
And finally, this weekend we filled some holes in our inventory of malts and hops in preparation for next weekend’s inaugural run of our new mash tun. Stay tuned, True Believers!
In Primary: 5 Minute Hate IPA, Courier-Express Lager
In Secondary: Vargas Blonde Ale, Ebenezer Oatmeal Stout
Next Brew Session: Jan 17th