ALEiens Big Brew Anniversary Day
Saturday, May 7, 2011: Mash in time is 9am for all-grain brewers.
Weyerbacher will be providing us with "American Ale" yeast, Wyeast 1272. We have our list of brewers that are participating below. If anyone cannot make it or decides not to brew, please let us know so others can brew. If you are not brewing that day, you are still welcome to come get some free yeast and brew at your convenience and enter your beer in the competition.
This year's challenge is to come up with a Weyerbacher-worthy brew. This means it needs to be above 7%, be bold and full of flavor! The American Homebrewer's Association's suggested brews this year are an East India Pale Ale and a Robust Porter. So blending Weyerbacher and AHA, you get to use American Ale yeast to brew one of these brews with an abv above 7%. There are suggested recipes on the AHA site or feel free to use your own. (I know the East India Pale Ale recipe calls for Burton or London yeast, but we will fudge that a bit)
Again, everyone is invited to come hang out, eat, observe, and drink that day!
Beers will be due and judged at the June 28th meeting by a panel of Weyerbacher judges.