First up, homebrew. This week we decided to do something a bit bizarre. Enter the "Rauch around the Clauch", a beer comprised mainly of smoked malt, with a whole lot of cracked pepper added for some extra spice
|The whole house smelt of pastrami after the boil|
In terms of drinking this week, we have four standout beers that definitely deserve to be talked about.
First up we have two beers from the latest class of beers released by Moon Dog. Fresh out of the postage carton from Melbourne we have the "Mummy Have a Bite" Toffee Apple Amber Ale, and the "Bock Naked" Chipotle Dark Lager.
|Excuse the mess, the brewing process going on the background lent itself to messiness|
|The foamiest of head|
Next up, we have a Mikkeller, the "Wheat is the new Hops", a hoppy, bretty wheat beer
|I may have poured it slightly terribly|
Finally, I got my hands on some Delirium Nocturnum
This was fantastic, as expected. Tremens is a great strong Belgian pale, and Nocturnum is a fantastic strong dark Belgian ale to match it. Fruity and Caramelly, with a well-rounded mixture of herby and spicy notes under the main body create an amazingly complex ale that you could nearly have as a dessert beer!
Overall, a great week of beer, with one brewed and a number more drank. Hopefully we'll be doing a full sized batch of Saison on Monday, when I can give a write up of our new brewing system in Action!