This worked well last year, so let’s try it again. Bring along a home brew of your choice - or a commercial beer if you prefer - and some tasty snacks to share, which you think go well with the beer. Nothing too messy please!
We choose our beers for the 3 bottle class at the National.
English IPA (1050-1060)
Dry Stout (1045-1050)
Barley Wine (1090+) – half bottle
Everyone who wants to be involved in the challenge buys an unusual ingredient to bring to a meeting. These ingredients can be anything but need to be a) not a normal brewing ingredient, b) food safe, c) reasonable to brew with (i.e. nothing that will kill yeast).
The ingredients are allocated to brewers randomly and everyone brews a beer using the ingredient they were given. The special ingredient needs to be at least tastable in the final beer. (Ingredients to be brought to the February meeting).
American Pale Ale – as per National Schedule OG 1045-1060; alcohol 4.5-6%.
Mild – Light, amber or dark. OG 35-45
Bring a beer of your choosing that reflects your taste/personality/or whatever. We have a blind tasting of the beers where we try and guess who brewed it.
One of the hardest challenges in brewing – to make a drinkable beer at around 3% ABV.
Dubbel or Tripel or both.