Of course the keg of Hot Summer Night blew almost immediately after my post last night. The sad news ... no more Hot Summer Night for a bit. The good news Emo IPA on tap, and its damn tasty. The Emo goes exactly into the direction I want to go with my beers. Its bitter, but not for the sake of being bitter. I picked some really good hops for the flavor profile. They enhance the malty flavor profile then shine through to show their own bite. I am quite happy with how this one turned out.
In other news...
Something I alluded to earlier this month... I finally feel its time to go into a bit more detail. Kraftbrau (a former Kalamazoo based brewery) is going to be reopening soon. At this time I am slated to be the brewer. This is something I have been working toward for quite some time now, so needless to say I am pretty stoked.
There is quite a bit to do still before we will be opening. But, hopefully, we will be ready to go real soon (just waiting on the liscensing from the booze authorities). When I start brewing there my personal brewing will most likely be put on hold for a short bit. But, I will still be making posts here as well as on the Kraftbrau site to keep people up to date with the beers that are a workin.
I have a bunch of stuff to do currently. I am going over the original brew sheets and setting up the brew schedule for our opening beers. At this time I am still not sure what we will be opening up with. I have been considering doing an imperial IPA or possibly a barley wine as the first brew. This inaugral beer will be an anniversary ale to be released on our first anniversary.
With all that said... enjoy the pint in front of you, cause I know I am.