Jul 062009
 

Summer beer

Summer beer

With the Fourth of July officially in the bag, we move into the “dog days of summer” phase of the year. What have you guys been brewing up for the hot months of July and August? Are you still making Hefeweizens, Wits, and light lagers? Anyone bucking the trend and making Imperial Stouts or something? Super organized brewers already planning their pumpkin spice brews for Thanksgiving?

I’ve got one Witbier planned (didn’t get to it this weekend), along with the 5 gallons of my banana wheat beer (which is aging nicely, with the banana becoming a muted tone instead of an attention hog). Then what? Maybe a lager – I’ve had K├Âlsch on the mind for awhile. Anyone have a good recipe?

  3 Responses to “Summer Brews – Let's Hear About Em…”

  1. Just did a helles bock, I know, thats a spring beer! But that is what the local brew club chose for their august meet and I’m out of time, had to do it…..

  2. I tend to brew Wheat beers that are lightly hopped. An English Ale yeast with high flocculation helps me turn them around quickly. They get served at summer parties like our Fourth of July family and neighborhood picnics.

    I have a spring brewed barleywine sitting in a keg in the basement that I like to pull a couple ounces from once a week or so. Nice malty reminder of what a big beer tastes like.

    No plans for anything dark as of now. Another Wheat LME light beer on deck this week.

  3. Just did a helles bock, I know, thats a spring beer! But that is what the local brew club chose for their august meet and I’m out of time, had to do it…..

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