Among the home brews shared this meeting: An English Brown Ale with flaked rye and oats and cascade hops, and a a more traditional(?) English Brown Ale (EKG hops). A Chocolate Oatmeal Stout, a couple NE style-ish APAs, a Summer Blond, an Irish Red, a Foreign Extra Stout and Apricot Saison, and a Black Pepper Ale. And the beers were rounded out with a mead, a Zinfandel and a Cabernet. Plus a few interesting commercial beers. Continue reading “BABBLE HOME BREWERS OF LAKE COUNTY” »
BABBLE – December 2017 Public Meeting Notes
Our Dec 14th, 2017 meeting was held at Perfect Brewing Supply, Libertyville (perfectbrewsupply.com). Thanks to Andy & Ryan for their continued support. With the Winter & Holiday season, the homebrews and commercial beers that were shared ran to the heavy and flavored/spice variety, some very special beers. And a variety of edibles as well. Among the homebrews:
An Oktoberfest, a Doppelbock, a Dark Brown Ale smoked over Oak & Maple leaves with marshmallow (of course!), Session Rye, Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout, English Nut Brown, a Belgian Pale, a Chocolate Rye Stout w/Black Pepper (I think that was in the Choc Rye, might have been a separate beer, my notes are fuzzy there), Chocolate Oatmeal Stout, a Gruit and a Raisin Mead. And a Summer Blonde snuck in there as well. OK, adding “and a Partridge in a Pear Tree” is too obvious, but I’m doing it anyway!
BABBLE – November 2017 Public Meeting Notes
Our Nov 09, 2017 meeting was held at Perfect Brewing Supply, Libertyville (perfectbrewsupply.com). Thanks to Andy & Ryan for their continued support. Always a great variety of interesting homebrews shared, among them: A Belgian Wit (with toasted Coriander), a Coconut/Coffee/Blonde Ale, an English Strong, a mead in three variations: the original, with raspberries added, and with raisins added; and a tangerine Rye. Plus an assortment of commercial craft brews.
Next Formal Meeting – DEC 14, 2017 (Nov/Dec meetings are the second Thursday of the month, rather than 4th Thursday of the month, to avoid conflicts with the holidays) – Plan on Perfect Brewing Supply, but watch the site if we decide to mix things up from time to time.
BABBLE October 2017 Meeting Notes for website
Our Oct 26, 2017 meeting was held at Perfect Brewing Supply, Libertyville (perfectbrewsupply.com). Thanks to Andy & Ryan for their continued support. Lots of interesting homebrews were shared, among them: A Cardamom/Nutmeg/Cinnamon/Black-Pepper Ale, Black Rye-PA, a Rye w/Tangerine, Berliner Weisse, a “Broken-Fest”, IPA, IPA w/’secret hops(?). And also a few interesting commercial beers.
Remember – our Nov and Dec meeting are the second Thursday of the month to avoid conflicts with the holidays:
Next Formal Meeting – NOV 9, 2017 – Plan on Perfect Brew Supply, but watch the site if we decide to mix things up from time to time.
Bulk Honey Buy – We have ~ 53 # of Orange Blossom Honey, that we decided to make open to outside sales. The remaining (X pounds?) of raspberry honey will be retained by the club.