Three new Kits

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Three new Kits

Postby JP » Mon Jun 13, 2005 6:56 pm

Okay, so our Db is a little off right now, so I have not been able to post these kits to the web and let you all know about them. They are from our BrewMaster Series and are commercial beers from great breweries. If you want to buy them, either call us up and give the numbers, or make a note on the online checkout thing, mark the part about wanting a salesperson to review the order, and we'll add it on. Enjoy!

Matt Brynildson of Firestone Walker Brewing Co., Paso Robles, California

It seems to some that Matt has almost been bred to brew beer. After getting a degree in chemistry in 1993, Matt went to work in Michigan doing research and development on hops for the brewing industry. In 1995, Matt went to the famous Seibel Institute of Brewing Technology to further his education. After brewing for Goose Island in Chicago and then moving to California to work for SLO Brewing, Matt was appointed Small Brewmaster of the Year in 2001. Later that year, he was asked to join the crew at Firestone Walker. Two years later Matt was dubbed Mid-Sized Brewer of the Year at the Great American Beer Fest AND at the World Cup of Beer, for a total of 12 medals in just three years! Since then, Firestone Walker has been gaining a large following in California due in part to it’s flagship beer, Double Barrel Ale, which is produced in a Burton Union system that has the beer fermenting in barrels. Firestone Walker Brewing Company is the only brewery in the U.S. to ferment in barrels and one of only two in the world. In addition to the line-up at Firestone Walker, Matt also brews the Nectar Ales line of beers, as well as a few of the Trader Joe’s house brands. Learn more at http://www.firestonebeer.com

Double Barrel Ale

Don't let the name fool you, this beer is easy on the oak, having been created so that all ingredients blend perfectly with one another, even the oak. In fact, the oak really takes a back seat to the wonderful malt characteristics that this beer presents, which may be hard to imagine once you realize there are 3 ounces of oak in this one! A blend of American and English base malts provide the foundation for this beer. A little Munich, some crystal, and that's it - simple, yet flavorful. Just how we like it. One can easily spend all night drinking this smooth amber ale ... in fact, many of us at MoreBeer! have done just that! The low bitterness ties everything together and makes you remember just how much of a craft brewing beer really is.

KIT804 (Extract)............................................................$30.00
KIT806 (AllGrain)...........................................................$29.00
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Postby JP » Mon Jun 13, 2005 6:57 pm

Rodger Davis of Drakes Brewing Co., San Leandro, California

Another brewer that got his start at home - Rodger has been a homebrewer since 1991, and a commercial brewer since 1996. After taking the Eight - week course at Seible, Rodger was brewing at a few places in the Bay Area until he settled down at Drakes in 2002. Since then he has been keeping the awards and praises rolling into Drakes with their flagship IPA, which took Gold in 2002 at the Great American Beer Festival. Drakes Brewing has been around since 1989, and is one of the San Francisco Bay Area's oldest breweries. Their attention to detail and their commitment to making great beer is evident in each batch that rolls out of the brewery. Definitely another 'must' for any beer fan visiting the Bay Area. Until then, find out more about Drake's at http://www.drinkdrakes.com.

IPA

One of the best examples of a West Coast IPA that you can find on the market. It has a clean, crisp malt character backed by tons of hops - 7 additions in all! Somehow, the hops aren't too over the top and don't squash the malt as one might think from just looking at the recipe. This IPA is one that we have been asked to clone over the years, and we are excited to offer it straight from the brewers log book. Not over the top like some IPA's can be, Drakes is one beer to search for. Rodger recommends using White Labs California Yeast, WLP001.
KIT808 (Extract)...............................................................$30.00
KIT810 (AllGrain)..............................................................$29.00
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Postby JP » Mon Jun 13, 2005 6:58 pm

Morgan Cox of E.J. Phair Brewing Company, Concord, California

Morgan has been homebrewing since the tender age of 18 until he got his fist brewing job at local E.J. Phair, our next door neighbors, in September of 2001. Since then, Morgan has been consistently formulating beers with a more balanced, focused attention to malt than most "Hop Coast" breweries. In 2004 he brewed four medal winners - one Gold and three bronze - in the California State Fair. At the newly opened E.J. Phair Alehouse, Morgan has about 6-10 of his beers on tap at all times, and is expanding his line-up when he can. The brewery recently celebrated their 5 year anniversary y upgrading from their 7 barrel brew house al the way up to a 15 barrel system! Quite a jump, but both JJ and Morgan know there is a big demand for their tasty beers. As regulars, we could not agree more.

E.J. Phair Rye Beer

Morgan's Phat Quail recipe was such a hit that we asked him for a second one. Lucky for us, he agreed. This Rye Beer is a smooth beer that has a touch of spicyness from the rye, which balances out the hops and malt nicely. Dark brown in color with a great hop nose, this is one beer that will keep you coming back for more. If you are ever in Concord, stop by the Alehouse and have a pint or two and compare. Or bring one by and have Morgan try it out- you can catch him either at the Brewery during the day, or a few times a week at the Alehouse after work for "Quality Control". Morgan recommends using White Labs English Ale Yeast, WLP002.

KIT801 (MiniMash)......................................................................$29.00

KIT802 (AllGrain)........................................................................$28.00
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Postby Triple Freak » Mon Jun 13, 2005 7:32 pm

Looks like a great line up for new kits. :wink:
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Postby PWoods » Mon Jun 13, 2005 11:11 pm

Love it! A beer I'm familiar (and impressed) with, and two that I want ot get to know.
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Postby Mark » Tue Jun 14, 2005 3:34 am

JP,

What are the hops in the Drakes Brewing Co. IPA? I might have to give this one a try after I do the DFH 90min in a back issue of BYO.
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Postby labrewski » Tue Jun 14, 2005 4:31 pm

Those kits sound nice!! :D
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Postby brewordie » Tue Jun 14, 2005 4:57 pm

For those of you who can't buy double barrel, give that kit a try. That beer is an excellent session brew.
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Postby JP » Wed Jun 15, 2005 10:04 am

Mark,

I forget now ... when i get back I'll let you know.
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Re: Three new Kits

Postby 2DecadeBrewer » Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:15 am

I'd luv to find a clone of Shorty's Revenge! Maybe J.J. will help you guys develop a kit
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