Season 1, Episode
9 - This
week, we’re sippin’ on two delicious IPAs, both of which involve
Beachwood Brewing, and then we’re going to the dark side with
John’s black oatmeal IPA, Oats N’ Bros.
Joined by our in-house special guests Sara and Yvonne, we kick off
the show this week with Beachwood Brewing‘s third anniversary IPA, aptly named
“Greenshift“, which is made with nearly every hop under
the sun. Well, not really, but it’s got a butt-load of hops in it,
and it’s surprisingly smooth for being a 10% ABV beer. Beachwood
Brewing has really been kicking ass this last year, and we couldn’t
be happier for them and to celebrate their third anniversary with
Stone Brewing Co./Beachwood
Brewing/Heretic Brewing – Unapologetic IPA and Beachwood Brewing’s
Next up, we’re drinking another beer that Beachwood had a part in,
called “Unapologetic IPA.” A collaboration
between Stone Brewing Co., Beachwood Brewing,
and Heretic Brewing Co., this IPA was brewed with
all experimental hops, which give it a very unique and bright
floral character. Really tasty, indeed. We don’t spend a lot of
time talking about this beer, really. Rather, we devote a good
amount of time talking about Stone’s recent expansion to Berlin,
Germany, and their related IndieGoGo fundraising campaign. It’s been the
buzz of the interwebs since July 19th, when Stone announced that
they’re finally opening a brewing in Europe and on the east coast
of the United States, garnering both positive and not-so-positive
feedback from the beer community.
Feature: Homebrew – John’s
black oatmeal IPA, “Oats N’ Bros”
Next up, we’re trying John’s latest creation, Oats N’ Bros. This is
a black IPA made with two pounds of oats, similar in fashion to his
standard oatmeal IPA, “Oats N’ Hoes.” It’s 7.3% ABV and made with
Centennial, Simcoe, and Amarillo hops, coming in at 95 IBUs. The
oats lend a smooth, silky mouthfeel to this IPA, giving it a
similar feel to a milk stout without the added sweetness that comes
with adding lactose to the beer.
Oats N’ Bros Black Oatmeal IPA
The other unique thing about this black IPA is the use of brown
malt in the mash. Brown malt is an excellent choice for making a
brown ale, due to its biscuity, toasty nature, and it seems to work
pretty well in darker beers, too. Click here for John’s Oats N’ Bros recipe.
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