Friday, July 20, 2012

So long Portsmouth Brewery.......

Greetings beer lovers,
 It is true.... this will be my last post as the head brewer of Portsmouth Brewery. It has been a great ride but my time is up and I hope all the best for the next few years. Tyler will now be in charge and you all know how good he is at keeping things interesting and is much better at keeping you posted on current affairs. So, with a little sadness in my heart I say farewell Portsmouth Brewery. Thank you all for  being a great audience and your interest in good beer. Cheers! Todm

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Bluebeery gone... Mayflower IPA for Sundays beer!

Greetings beer lovers,
 Fast as the Bluebeery came..... so fast it goes!! I hope you had a chance to try this years Bluebeery beer cause it has already made it thru the system..... but don't worry there will be another batch during blueberry season towards the end of August.  We also moved the Wit thru the system the other day and have replaced it with our first batch of Berliner Weisse. This batch of Berliner Weisse was the brain child of Tyler who decided it would be a great way to party gyle the extra runnings of the Wheat Wine extract. And so Tyler made a sour mash and left the mash in the mash tun over the weekend and turned the remaining extract into a low gravity sour beer...... Berliner Weisse, a sour low alcohol wheat beer. Weird you say?? Actually this refreshing wheat beer has an extraordinary aromatic of fruit and cream and has a flavor profile of a Lambic style Belgian sour beer. Try it straight for a tart refreshing thirst quencher or add some Chambord for a truly fruity sweeter taste treat. Dean Warden, one of our star mixologists, will be making a raspberry syrup and perhaps a traditional woodruff syrup to add to the experience. As far as the replacement for the Bluebeery beer we have a batch of Gose, another wheat beer, (theme here?) made in the Leipzig style with a touch of sour, some sea salt and a wee bit of coriander for authenticity. Another really refreshing wheat beer for the hotter days of summer. Lastly we are trying a log of Mayflower IPA for our Sunday 11th beer line up. We have always liked the beers coming from Mayflower and I am psyched to try their IPA. So, come on by for a cold crisp beer during this hot spell. Cheers! Todm  

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Bluebeery coming on today!

Greetings beer lovers! Looks like the Saison kick last night :-{(} but the Bluebeery is now ready to fill our Red ,Wit, and Blue beer line-up for a patriotic July 4th celebration. Our Blueberry beer is a pale ale made with 60 pounds of IQF (individually quick frozen) Maine blueberries into the brew kettle at flame out and another 60 pounds into the fermenter at terminal gravity. Yeah, that is 120 pounds total in a 7 barrel batch..... like about 1/2 a pound per gallon of beer!! Makes for a pinkish hued pale ale with gentle blueberry flavor and aromatics. The "beer" components play more than the fruit here but there is a certain fruit character in this light bodied pale ale. Enjoy this fruity elixir with some of todays fish offering. Lastly, don't forget to ask your server for or get down to the Lapanza for a taste of Sixpoints Resin as our 11th offering today. Some great beer around this here pub today and most every day. Enjoy the heat and a cold one.....Cheers! Todm