A huge thanks to Jeff Koehler for leading us through a great beer flaws & off-flavors tasting session. We had a huge turnout, and [intentionally] crappy beer was enjoyed by all! Stay tuned for the date of Session 2, likely sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Many thanks to our friends at Eagle Rock Brewery as well for letting us commandeer their tap room.
Great response to the invite for the off-flavors session. 20 of 20 seats have been spoken for, but if you have not yet attended and really want to come let me know (mail lee at bakofsky.com); most likely someone signed up will be unable to attend, or we can stretch our samples a little further. Looking forward to seeing you all soon!
You’ve likely heard terms such as diacetyl, acetaldehyde, DMS, and so forth in the context of beer flaws and off-flavors, but what do they really taste like? Join is Saturday, November 13 for the first in a series of sensory analysis sessions to find out.
We’ll conduct a tasting of ‘doctored’ beers, each highlighting a specific flaw. Prepare to savor such flavors as cardboard, green apple, creamed corn, and if you’re lucky maybe even a little baby diaper! This is a great opportunity, particularly for newer brewers, to learn to identify beer flaws and troubleshoot their process. If you have any beers that didn’t turn out as you’d planned, bring them along! (Feel free to bring good beer as well).
We have room for 20 people, so please RSVP to me so I can keep track. To cover the cost of the off-flavors kit and beers we’ll take up a collection of $5 per head.
We’ll be meeting at 2:30 PM at Eagle Rock Brewery, and will stick around for a pint or two after the meeting once Eagle Rock’s tasting room opens (4:00).
RSVP to lee at bakofsky.com
Saturday, November 13
Eagle Rock Brewery
3056 Roswell Street, Los Angeles, CA
Congratulations to Eagle Rock Brewery and homebrewer Donny Hummel for their Gold Medal win in the GABF Pro-Am!
After a long work-imposed hiatus an oat malt XPA is headed into into the fermentors. It looks something like this:
|UK Oat Malt
|US 2-Row Malt
|UK Toasted Oats
|UK Dark Crystal
|US Caramel 40L
With a tiny 60 minute addition of Simcoe and lots of late Amarillo, Citra, and Simcoe, plus more Citra and Simcoe in the hop back.
L.A. County Fair results are in!
Ben Guzman and Scott Goodell Dort with Jasmine 3rd Place
Jeff Koehler American Brown Ale 2nd Place
Jeff Koehler Baltic Porter 1st Place
Jeff Koehler Roggenbier 2nd Place
Jeff Koehler Flanders-Style Red Ale 2nd Place
Josh Jensen American Pale Ale 3rd Place
Josh Jensen Bavarian-Style Hefeweizen 3rd Place
Lee Bakofsky and Andrew Bakofsky Saison (Spring/Summer) 2nd Place
Lee Bakofsky and Andrew Bakofsky Strong Bitter and Extra Special Bitter (ESB) 2nd Place
It’s mighty tasty, be there! Their tasting room is open 4-10 PM.
Congrats to Scott Goodell and Ben Guzman for a Silver medal on their Dortmunder Export, and to Lee Bakofsky for Gold as well as Best of Show Second Runner Up for his Imperial Stout. Keep up the good work!
Join us Friday evening for a few pints at Eagle Rock Brewery. You’ll be hard pressed to find a nicer bunch of folks, let’s send a little support their way.
I haven’t yet tried their extra pale and am looking forward to it! Currently they are open by reservation only, so we’ll need an accurate headcount by Thursday.
Let me know if you’d like to drop by!
5:00 PM | Friday January 06 | 2010
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3056 Roswell StreetLos Angeles, CA 90065-2214