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

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

My Beer & My Dog Are Better Than Yours!

It's been awhile since Goat Rodeo Brewing has been in action, but we're back with something special in the vat.  It's a red kolsch ale, that will be fermented at lager temperatures for roughly 3 weeks.  German pilsner is the base malt with crystal, chocolate, and carafoam grains used as well.  The featured hop is one of my favorites- cascade, both for bittering and aroma.  This brew is lovingly named after the Goat Rodoe family's dog- Chunk, and dammit he is super!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

IPA Time!!!

The Nibbler is an  India Pale Ale that showcases Palisade, Summit and Ahtanum hops to create a flavorful brew. ABV- 6%, IBU- 60, Release Date- 1st week of February.