As I mentioned in the last post, we’ve been playing around with a few new beers over the last several weeks, and trying some new ideas. These beers aren’t necessarily the “main beers” we’ll be offering at Eagle Rock Brewery, but we were happy enough with these experiments that we’ll certainly be brewing them in the future, and tweaking the recipes as we go.
So here they are, along with some of our impressions…
“Mild” refers to an English-style beer that is malt-accented yet light flavored and low in alcohol.
Our Black Mild is dark and almost completely opaque, but has a surprising light body and an extreme drinkability. We use a variety of roasted malts to provide toasty, nutty flavors and a bit of complexity, with notes of toffee, dark chocolate and a hint of smoke.
Color: 24 SRM
Bitterness: 14.5 IBU
Belgian-style ‘wit-bier’ or white ale has a light wheat base and is typically spiced with coriander and orange peel. We’ve added a unique twist by adding lemongrass and kefir lime leaves instead.
Our Lemongrass Wit is pale straw colored and slightly hazy in appearance, with invigorating spicy and floral aromas. The light body and subtle sweetness of this beer accentuate the peppery citrus flavors. These lively flavors, combined with the slight tartness in the finish create a crisp and refreshing experience.
Color: 3 SRM
Bitterness: 11.2 IBU
Extra Pale Ale (XPA) is our version of American Pale Ale, a medium-bodied ale with a moderate alcohol content and a substantial presence of hops.
Our XPA is light copper-colored, with a subtle malt backbone and medium body. A process called ‘dry-hopping’ delivers big hop aromas with the essence of citrus, freshly cut grass, and bold hop bitterness. These assertive flavors then give way to a subtle tartness and a hint of bread that linger on the palate.
Color: 9 SRM
Bitterness: 52 IBU
Unfortunately we haven’t yet figured out the ‘scratch-n-sniff’ feature on WordPress, and from what I’m told, licking the computer screen doesn’t work either, so my apologies…