Thursday, June 28, 2012

Murphy's Law Red ale back on!

Greetings beer lovers,
 It's been a little while since we've had our red ale on and what better time than this upcoming patriotic holiday to celebrate the birth of our nation than with a Red ale?? For those of you who have not indulged in Murphy's Law it is a red ale brewed in the style of an Irish red...... meaning it is a malt forward full flavored ale with just enough hops to balance the malt character out.  We try to have our Red, Wit(white) and Bluebeery  on for the Fourth of July holiday. Looks like we'll be a wee bit ahead of schedule but the supply should last thru the 4th. So, so long to the Hefeweizen and we'll be seeing you again before we move into the fall line up...... can you believe we're already looking towards the fall? But with the Hefe going away and the Murphy's Law on we're just waiting for Bluebeery to make it's appearance. Shouldn't be too long now as it looks like the Saison is down to a little less than a barrel left. Do enjoy it before it is gone.   On a last note, we're going to try Sunday 11th beer special one more time this Sunday with an interesting hop bomb from our friends at Sixpoint. We've finally received some Resin. Here is what the folks at Sixpoint have to say about this crazy beer: 9.1 %ABV,103 IBU ....
Whatever flames upon the night.
Man's own resinous heart has fed.
A beer that celebrates the extraction of hop resin for a concentrated yet balanced brew.
Come on in for a Resin on Sunday. Cheers! Todm

Monday, June 25, 2012

Wit and Wild Thang are back!!

Greetings beer lovers,
 We've had a few noteworthy changes to our line up adding some good summer beers. Starting with our Belgian style Wit bier. This great summer elixir is a Belgian inspired wheat beer that incorporates the use of fruit and spices, namely sweet and bitter (Curacao) orange peel, coriander and pepper. The spicing is subtle yet sublime and adds complexity to a crisp light bodied wheat beer.  Like the wheat beers of Germany there is a definitive ester associated with Belgian beer, however one usually associates the banana and clove esters to the Weiss and Hefeweizen style of German Wheat beers. The esters associated with the Belgian wheat beer are more spicy and more " bubble gummy" in the aromatics. This beer a quite refreshing and pairs well with spicy foods. The other beer we have put on  is Wild Thang our wild rice pale ale. Wild Thang starts with a pale ale recipe and we add 25#'s of house cooked wild rice and  20 #'s of a blend of other rices (the restaurant's house blend of rice which includes: Wehani, wild rice, brown and wheatberries pre cooked) then added into the mash per 7 barrels of beer. The enzymes from our barley in the mash break down the rice starches into convertable fermentable sugars and make for a unique flavor profile in conjunction with Sterling hops. This flavor profile is quite fruity with some strawberry and cherry flavors and well as aromatics of the same fruit. No fruit was incorporated into the beer. It is the hops and wild rice that produce this unique flavor. The beer is a light golden color with good mouth feel and notable hops flavors and balance. Be sure to come on down soon and enjoy any one of the fine offerings we have here at P-Brew soon. Cheers! Todm

Monday, June 18, 2012

Heads up for the New England Brew Fest

Greetings beer lovers,
 I hope you all had a great weekend and all you fathers were appreciated.  I noticed that the Wheatwine was not empty and I am just a little concerned not enough people know about the 11th tap. I guess I have to give more notice and perhaps more interesting beers!!
 On another note about drinking beer,  I want to send out a heads up for a beer festival happening in Lincoln-Woodstock NH. The fest is on Sat. the 30th of June and runs from 4PM to 9PM.  Brian and Matt will be pouring our beers and I believe Smuttynose will also be there representing the Seacoast. If you go to their website you can gather all the 411 you need: ( If you do go say hey to our guys and the Smuttynose folks. Cheers! Todm

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Fathers Day all fathers!

Greetings craft beer lovers,
 Hey all you fathers out there have a great fathers day and hopefully some of your kids will buy you a beer! And if you kids are not old enough to buy dad a beer perhaps you'll get your mother to do it!
  So we have a couple of changes to tell you about. The Tuckerman Headwall Alt has run its course and the Old Brown Dog will replace the Alt. And with this change the Shoals will change over to Tucks Pale ale. Some local talent coming coming thru tha taps at P-Brew. Enjoy the fine weather and stop in and have some Smuttynose Wheatwine as well as some of the other beers. Cheers! Todm

Friday, June 15, 2012

Some Changes on the tap line up

Greetings beer lovers,
 Looks like we're starting to move some beer around and we've changed a couple of items. The Belgian style Wit bier has passed thru the system and we have replaced the Wit with our German  style Weiss beer or Hefeweizen. Clove and banana esters waft thru your olfactory glands and present you with a complex yet light offering. We are about the move from the Tuckermans Alt beer to their Pale ale which will make changes with the Shoals. When the "Tucks" Alt beer goes away the Old Brown Dog will come back to the taps probably this weekend. And speaking of this week end it looks like well be pouring a log of Smuttynose Wheat wine for our 11th tap beer. On top of a stellar New England sunshine weekend I have a challenge you folks:  Do some damage on that Wheat Wine and have a great Sunday while you are at it!! Cheers! Todm

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Smuttynose Finest Kind IPA back on tap

Greetings beer lovers,
 Can you believe Market Square Day is already upon us?? I can't believe May has come and gone already and here is June!! GET READY FOR A QUICK SUMMER!  So, we enjoyed the Torpedo from Sierra Nevada for the month of May but it is time to bring back the Finest Kind IPA from our brethren Smuttynose. With the addition of Finest Kind we are also running some Tuckermans Headwall Alt for the first two weeks of June and following it with Tucks Pale ale to finish up the month. Here is what the folks at Tuckermans have to say about the Alt - "In 2005, the Headwall Alt was introduced. This is traditional style of altbeir from Düsseldorf, Germany. Alt literally means old in German. Staying as true to the recipe as possible, the Headwall Alt is brewed using German malts, plus German and American hops. Like the Pale Ale, the Headwall Alt is cold conditioned, dry-hopped and krausened in the bottle or keg. Similar to the Pale Ale, the process takes about 30 days".  We are working on some special kegs for July which I have not gotten confirmation on as of yet but I'll keep my fingers crossed for some special beer.  We are gearing up for an active summer season and we have a Hefe, Wit and a Saison along wit lots of Dirty Blonde ready to go along with a great pale ale called Wild Thang made with wild rice. This is a rather unique beer as it has a very fruity aromatic created by the alchemy of the hops, Sterling, and wild rice. The beer has a cherry-like aroma, a medium body and a crisp hoppy finish. You'll just have to wait a few more weeks as Wild Thang just went into high gear fermentation last night. We'll that's all for now. Cheers! Todm 

Friday, June 1, 2012

Smuttynose Wheatwine in for Sunday's 11th!

Greetings beer lovers,
 We have a few logs of 2012 Wheatwine from Smuttynose and we're putting one on this Sunday!  A very unique style of beer, Wheatwine combines the big malty characteristics of a Barley wine with the subtle tart complexities of a wheat beer making a well balanced big beer. This gnaurghly beast weighs in at approximately 11 to 12 % abv with a boatload of hops to (did I already say?) balance it this beer. I've heard from the weatherman that Sunday is a day that will be consumed with humidity and moisture...... read BEER DAY!! Have a great weekend and do drop in for a chalice of Wheatwine. Cheers! Todm