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!