Yesterday evenings meeting was very well attended lots of new faces and old ones. As usual the quality of the beers were high although not all were the Traditional bitters as set down in the last meeting, quite a few weren’t ready, which suggests we should be aiming to set a challenge and then present them at the next but one meeting. Toms BDIPA from the Columbus challenge was a bit tart /sour at first tasting but once my palate adjusted you were left with a nice blackberry after taste. Gaz’s Anchor Steam clone which he brought in lieu of his bitter wasn’t as bad as he first thought, Rob & Jarrod’s joint brew and Pete & Al’s joint brew both excellent but young, it’d be nice to taste them in another week to two
We were set another challenge by Ilkley Brewery’s Head Brewer, Chris..
This is an either or challenge, Brew a Russian Imperial Stout with a minimum 10%ABV or a Fruit Beer with fresh fruits. Since I have just placed a well overdue order for supplies to re brew my RIS for a christmas batch, I’ll be doing that and then think about a Real fruit Beer…
Just like to Say thanks to Bar T’at for hosting us and for the nice cheese n Biscuits.