Season 1, Episode
27 - John and Matt brewed a special
grisette-style saison, David Gillanders is back on the show, and
we’re drinking a DIPA from Barley Forge Brewing Co..
John and Matt finally did
some goddamn brewing, and they made a pretty great brew! Matt got
his hands on a “special” strain of yeast (he really didn’t give us
any details other than that) and called upon John and his pimp-ass
brewing setup to make ten gallons of a grisette-style saison, aptly
Beta. To date, this is probably one of the best brews that
has come from said brewhouse.
It was originally intended to be a 4.0% ABV beer, but due to some
miscalculations while mashing, the original gravity came out a
little higher than it should have, thus raising the final amount of
alcohol in the beer. This beer was very much an experiment for
Matt. He was looking to have a solid session-able saison that he
could brew the shit out of, and outside of a few tweaks that need
to be made, this beer is pretty much what he wanted.
Feature: “Going In
Sara joins us yet again for another round
of Going In Blind.
The beers this week were themed around witbier, and consequently,
the tasting was a bit lackluster. But, yeah…listen to it anyway!
Not to give anything away, but we may be experiencing some
Forge Brewing Co.
Keeping in line with said antics, we wrap this episode up with an
excellent double IPA from a brand new brewery from Costa Mesa,
California, Barley Forge Brewing Co.. Their beer,
Louder is DANK! Like, WOW, in a totally good way.
It’s a Hop Head’s dream. Yum. Barley Forge opened about three weeks
ago and so far, we’re very impressed with their beer offerings.
Barley Forge is definitely worth hitting up the next time you’re in
the OC. Greg did a nice write up on the brewery back in July while
it was still under construction.
This week’s episode is sponsored by the OC Brew HoHo Holiday Ale
Festival, which is Saturday, December 13th at the Phoenix Club in
Anaheim, California. There will be a plethora of great brews on
tap, and a butt-load of tasty food trucks. Check out
the tap list, and head over to OCBrewHoHo.com for tickets.
It WILL sell
out, so snatch ‘em up while you can!
Links to things from
Grisette Beta Recipe
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