Friday January 29, 2010 @ 19:05 PM
Well it's a new year and a lot is planned for it. We are having our second Mug Club Party Monday February 1. I will be bringing out two vintage beers to celebrate, the oak aged Kilt Flasher Wee Heavy and the Grand Cru Belgian-style ale. The next day I will be at the legendary Brickskeller in DC presenting our Tectonic Barleywine and the Kollaborator Dopplebock at the annual "Strong Beer Tasting". The Kollaborator Dopplebock was a collaboration between my friends Matt Reich (former Head Brewer at Starr Hill) and John Bryce, Brewmaster of Blacksburg Brewing Company. All three of us have a lot of experience with German-style beers. Matt did an internship at a brewery in Germany and John graduated from the Brewmaster's Program at VLB, a well regarded brewing school in Berlin.
We still are maintaining ten house beers on tap. In the fermenters and aging tanks yet to go on tap are the following:
Schwartz Bier - German-style black lager
Three Ridges Belgian Triple - Belgian-style Triple
Old Virginia Dark - Old School American Dark Lager, brewed especially for the 75th anniversary of the beer can (originated in Richmond) and the Blue & Grey Breweriana show in Fredericksburg, VA feb 10-13th.
Turbo Cougar - Gourmet malt Liquor
Dead Bear Imperial Stout - English-style Imperial Stout
Imperial NBA (Nelson Brown Ale - A blend of dopplebock, imperial stout, and barleywine lightly dry hopped with Centennial hops. (65 gallons made)
Oak Aged Kollaborator - Dopplebock aged on both toasted oak spirals and chopped up barrels from Belmont Farms Distillery in Culpeper, VA. (65 gallons made)
Ale of Fergus - The original Scottish 60 Shilling ale. A great dark malty session beer.
So, that's whats in store. More to follow.