Sunday, July 5, 2015

Soured on Goat Rodeo?

Lambic brewed with Brettanomyces Lambicus, raspberries, and golden raisins.  Aroma of berries, flavor is mildly tart, with subtle fruit notes, wheat, light-bodied, and refreshing for the summer season.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This

Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This is a decadent concoction of honey, fresh pressed farm apple cider, brown sugar, sweet orange peel, and cinnamon that was fermented with a sweet mead/wine yeast.  The style is known as a cyser, which is a mead and cider hybrid.

The nose is that of cider, with mostly apples and sugar aromas.  The flavor is the same upfront, but quickly changes to a wine-like finish (think grapes and lemons).  The alcohol is evident, as the ABV is 12.6%.

Roughly 4 gallons were produced with the plan to bottle in 750 ml.  Stay tuned.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Are you ready for some Rye Wit?

Dimwit, Halfwit, Nitwit is a Belgian Wit (aka- White Ale) brewed with bitter orange peel, coriander, Tettnang and Warrior hops, and true Belgian Wit yeast.  This beer was brewed for the purpose of party libations at the 3rd Annual Man Weekend at Camp Pocahontas.  At 4.8% ABV, it's light and refreshing, and perfect for a hot August day.  Drink up fellas!

Fight For Your Rye To Party is a hopped up Roggenbier (aka- Rye Ale).  Coming in at 96 IBU due to a heavy dose of Polaris, Centennial, and Amarillo hops.  Dark Belgian candi sugar, brown sugar, and seeds of paradise were added to the rye grain, and pale and wheat malts.  Flavor is complex, with upfront spice from the rye and citrus in the nose from the hops, but finishes bitter sweet.  Clocks in at 7.2% ABV.

Monday, July 7, 2014

I have a Hunch that it's a Quad

Goat Rodeo Brewing is proud to announce our first collaboration brew with North Shore Brewers, based out of Massachusetts.   During my recent beercation, I stayed with some awesome people, drank some great beer, ate some scrumptious seafood, and brewed a Belgian Quad. This beer goes by the name of Quadsimodo. It's extra special because it will be halved into a Turkey Shore rum barrel for some further aging.  That version will lovingly be referred to as Drunken Quadsimodo.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Double Doozy

Beer 1- Hudson's Dirty Blonde Ale, loving named after our new addition to our family via cousins from Florida.  Slightly darker than a typical ale, due the use of a little crystal malt 60.  Extremely hoppy with a nice array of hops from America and New Zealand.  6% ABV, 86 IBU, 5 gallon batch.

Beer 2- Goat Rodeo has added a new brewer and this is his first batch "First Batch Butt Scratch".  A light American ale with aromas of banana and bubble gum.  3.8% ABV, 2 gallon batch.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Beat the Heat with a Wheat

Summer is awesome.  Beach, vacation, pool, bikinis, cookouts, baseball, no school, air conditioning, etc.  All good things must come to an end, and unfortunately, Labor Day weekend signals the setting of the summer sun, and the dawn of the harvest moon.  This beer wants to hold on a wee bit longer.  It's a German style wheat beer brewed with Barvarian wheat, German Hallertau hops, and a Munich wheat yeast.  It's an easy drinking summer classic. Light bodied with a smooth finish.  Keg's unveiling will be held on none other than Labor Day weekend for the picnic goers at our "silent partner's" house
. Viva la Summer!!!

Monday, June 10, 2013

The Hop Monster Cometh

Goat Rodeo Brewing loves hops.  We salivate of the thought of hops.  We yearn for hops.  We want to bathe in hop water.  We worship hops!  Yet, we still haven't brewed a good India Pale Ale.  That streak ends now with the introduction of Gila Hop Moster, an Imperial IPA brewed with tons of hops that should give off a floral, citrus, and grapefruit aroma.  It has a sweet malty backbone, so that the bitterness of the beer won't overwhelm the palate.

Grain - carafoam and crystal.
Malt Extract - golden light (both dry and liquid) and maltodextrin
Hops - Columbus, Cascade, Citra, and Centennial (2 oz of each/8 oz total)
Yeast - White Labs liquid California Ale Yeast
Corn sugar added to boost alcohol content.
OG - 1.074 (9-9.5% ABV)
Color - burnt orange with slight reddish hue