Friday, August 27, 2010

Chattanooga Beer Fest this Saturday

We're heading down to the 'Noog this weekend for the annual Southern Brewers Fest, held down on the riverfront in front of the Aquarium. If you have never been, it's a little unique as far as beer fests go. You buy a cup and three tokens for beer when you get in, and get a full pour of whichever beer you like for one token. You can purchase more tokens as the day goes on.

It's all for a good cause, and there will be more breweries and beers there than I can ever remember. Come on down!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The lowdown on Hop Project #35

Hop Project #35 was bottled the forth week of August (check the left side of the label).
For this one, we used Columbus and Nugget for first wort hops, then Goldings and Nugget at 30 minutes, Goldings and Nugget again at 5 minutes left in the boil, and then Goldings for dry-hopping.

We have ramped up production of the Hop Project, as it gets out into more stores in the six-packs, and as we expand it out into markets outside of Nashville. So if you are checking stores around Nashville, you may be lucky enough (and confused enough) to find three or more different versions of Hop Project available. We're having a lot of fun with this particular beer, and love experimenting with different blends and different techniques.

Knoxville got a delivery of #34 in cases and sixth barrel kegs last week. We'll be sending a limited number of #35 up there in half-barrel kegs this week. Memphis just get a limited number of cases of #35 (and of Sue) this week as well.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Hop Project #34 now out in bottles...

Hop Project #34 was bottled third week of August. For this batch, we decided to feature a hop we have never used before, Sorachi Ace. We used Warrior hops at the beginning of the boil, and then the Sorachi Ace at 45 min, 5 min, and dry hopped in the fermenter.

It's got a unique lemony aroma and a dry lingering bitterness. I like it. And I hope you will too.



Fun little side project...

Thanks to our friends at Corsair Artisan, we have 12 small 5 gallon barrels that recently held an experimental bourbon, but now have "Sue" aging gracefully. It should be fun to see what flavors the beer picks up in a few months. Check out our twitter feed @yazoobrewmaster in a few months, and we'll let you know when and where we'll be tasting it.