I apologize for not keeping the blog updated for the past few days. We have been brewing Kate the Great, which is a very time consuming brew and leaves little time to do anything other then brew Kate the Great :)
So the tap line up changes:
Milk Stout has kicked and been replace with the Black Cat Stout
5 C's IPA is gone and we brought in some Smuttynose Pumpkin. I know what you are all thinking, "Sam's Winter is out, why put on a Pumpkin beer?" Because Thanksgiving hasn't even happened yet! The rush to put out the next seasonal drives me crazy. What will taste better with Thanksgiving dinner, a nice medium bodied ale spiced with pumpkin flavors, or a big malty beer that wont complement anything other then the dessert. You tell me.
Now for the Dunkel Gose, It went on Monday. If you got to try the Gose this summer you have an idea of how this is going to taste. Gose is an ancient German sour wheat beer that is brewed with coriander and salt. We get the sour characteristic from a partial sour mash rather then using the Pedio in the secondary. In the Dunkel version we bumped up the malt profile and added some caramel malts to give some color and a little malt sweetness. To compared it to any other beer is hard because I only know of one Dunkel Gose being brewed in the world (if you know of any others let me know), Goslarer Dunkel Gose brewed in Goslar Germany. Compared to that beer, ours is a little darker and a bit higher in alcohol (5.5% vs. 4.9%). Leave it to an American to take a traditional European beer style and bump up the body and alcohol.