Feb 2015

Rich Andel, Isaac Yochelson, Roger Hagget, Chris Given, James Dunn, Jim Parks, Chris Cyr. Jamie Cornell, David Murphy, Joe Grosso, Jim Dabek, Ray Corey, Josh Sember, Nick Martinson, Jim Burt, Dave Russell, Bernie & Donna Kordula, Bob Ciesla

We discussed the beer flaw class and had significant interest, 14 people, believe having the course on a non Bier Wednesday evening would be best for most folks.

Josh - Cream Ale, 9# 2-row, 1# corn, 0.5 crystal 10, 1.060 OG california ale 5th generation, very good clean.

Dave Russell - Belgian Blonde -Very good, low esters, not overpowering yeast notes that are ofen associated w/Belgian yeast, well done. http://thebierclub.com/februaryminutes/image2.jpeg

Nick - ESB - good but a tad sweet, probably from the marris otter and crystal additions, maybe drop the crystal next time or cut it back to 1/4 or so, 9# marris otter, 1# crystal 60, willamette and kent goldings, 1.053 OG, 1.010 FG.

Bernie/Donna - Pumpkin - 2.5 months old, real pumpkin, smooth with a great balance of the pumpkin flavors you would expect, nutmeg, clove, cinnaamon all there but in check (they were added as a tea at flameout), some fading of the spices compared to earlier tastings.

Rich/Jim/Jeff - Porter Mystery - 8%+ smoked malts, strong, mystery because I thought it could have been the black ipa.

Dave Murphy - Founders Breakfast stout - very tasty, 8.3%, 60 IBU, The coffee loverís consummate beer. Brewed with an abundance of flaked oats, bitter and imported chocolates, and two types of coffee, t his stout has an intense fresh-roasted java nose topped with a frothy, cinnamon-colored head that goes forever http://foundersbrewing.com/our-beer/breakfast-stout/

Jim Dabek? - *Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier - dark hefe, very good, beer advocate 98 and 100 scores, http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/252/731/

Jamie - Scottish - partial mash kit, used double yeast (Edinburgh) fast ferment, tasted awesome Isaac - *Railbender Scottish Ale Erie Brewing- Scottish Style Ale: Erie Brewing Company flagship beer features a deep malt flavor, caramel sweetness lingering in a soft hop flavor. Dark Amber. Alcohol by Volume: 6.8% Degrees Plato: 16.5 Hop Bitterness IBUs: 26 http://www.eriebrewingco.com/railbender-ale/

Joe Grosso - *Wailing Wench Middle Ages Brewing - Dark and robust brewed in the style of a American Strong Ale, full bodied and screaming with hops. This beer was awarded a gold medal in the 2012 World Beer Championship, with a rating of exceptional http://middleagesbrewing.com/beers/wailing-wench

Chris Cyr- IPA - 149 IBU's of galaxy, citra, chinook, brow sugar, comes in at just 4.9% but with tons of hops, nice.

Jim Burt - Bell's Two hearted clone, excellent hop flavor, well done. from Bells, two hearted is defined by its intense hop aroma and malt balance. Hopped exclusively with the Centennial hop varietal from the Pacific Northwest, massive additions in the kettle and again in the fermenter lend their characteristic grapefruit and pine resin aromas. A significant malt body balances this hop presence; together with the signature fruity aromas of Bell's house yeast, this leads to a remarkably drinkable American-style India Pale Ale. http://www.bellsbeer.com/brands/info/2 http://thebierclub.com/februaryminutes/image1.jpeg

Ray - IPA - first ever brew, very good for first beer from kit, congrats. Josh - raisin wine - table sugar puts it a 14% wow, nice.

Jim Parks - Apple Jack, strong and tasty, concentrated from freezing, 18% ?

Roger - Pinot Noir - 2009 vintage, excellent!

Bernie - thanks for bringing popcorn!