Invitations to tag along for brew days don't come our way too often, so when we got an email asking if we wanted to join Flat 12 and New Albanian for a collaboration brew, we excitedly agreed. I wasn't the only one in the group who wanted to attend, but scheduling foiled many yet again, so I went solo.
When temperatures are hot, brew days start early. When you live two hours from the brewery, your day starts even earlier. I left the house at six in the morning and made a quick stop for coffee and doughnuts, cause people like it when you bring them doughnuts, and headed south to New Albanian Brewery's Grant Line location.
Upon arrival, the guys were all ready to go. The guys being Rob and Josh from Flat 12 and Ben and David from New Albanian.
And then, like many brew days go...
Next up, malt addition...
Checking the beer:
Getting ready for transfer:
Hop Addition (Tettnang):
Did I mention it was getting warm in there?
Sinamar addition, cause these boys are all about fun and Berliner Weiss beers aren't traditionally dark.
Look for this brew (edit: Die Saur Von Satan is the name, thanks Roger!) to be out the week of the Microbrewer's Festival. We'll keep you up to date on releases as we hear about them. Enjoy!
Thanks so much to Flat 12 and New Albanian for the invitation to join and the midday nourishment of pizza and Community Dark.