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January 5, 2010

Boulder Premier Microbrew critic

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — David Summers @ 5:56 am

I have tasted every beer produced in Boulder Colorado for sale at liquor stores. I have also visited every microbrewery and done a tour and a tasting. There are a few beer styles I love, but I appreciate good beer in any form.
As a homebrewer, I understand the different ingredients and steps to producing a particular flavor sought after in a beer.
My current recommendations for great beer in Boulder Colorado are:
1. Upslope’s Dunkelweisen (perfect)
2. Avery’s Salvation Ale (strong but oh so tasty)
3. Mountain Sun Swan Song on Nitro (incredible!)

These are my 3 favorite for the Boulder area right now. I have a Beligum Tripel of my own in the fermenter so we will see how that turns out. I hopped it up a bit so I am excited for a hop-variety of the Tripel style.

December 20, 2009

What i’d like this site to look like and be.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — David Summers @ 7:23 am

Let’s see. I want this to be a place where fellow brewers gather and can quickly check the status of all the microbrews in Boulder and or Colorado. I want to also do updates on brewery gatherings, new beers coming out, tastings, what I’m brewing, have a decent photo gallery. I would like to get connected with brewers around the country.

December 14, 2009

Stout Comp brew bottled

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — David Summers @ 2:30 pm

We shall see how this beer turns out. Put 3 gallons into bottles last night. I am looking forwards to seeing what it ends up tasting like. I drank a little bit of it, definitely has the chocolate I was looking for and there is a bit of the Spearmint Altoid flavor. I will enter this brew into the Southern Sun’s Comp at the end of this month. If I win this comp, I am going to get more serious about brewing. How to bring great beer to other countries I wonder? Business opportunity there?

December 8, 2009

December Stout

Filed under: Uncategorized — David Summers @ 1:00 am

Brewed a Chocolate Mint Stout last night.  What a douzy.  It was an all=grain recipe from ‘Radical Brewing’, but I added a few things.  Like actual raw cacoa, spearmint altoids and fiddled with the malt extracts instead of using a masher to do the grains.  So, we will see?  I used 6.6 lbs of Amber Malt Extract as a replacement for the 8lbs of Pale Ale malt that was requested for the recipe.  There was another 3 lbs of grain that I steeped for an hour prior to added the extract.  I talked to the guys at Hop-To=It, and they recommended my strategy, but still.  I was looking at my Imperial Pale which had 6.6 lbs of Malt extract and only .5 lb of grain.  So I am curious if my beer will be a BIG beer, i.e. 9% or more ABV like  the IMPA.  We’ll see I guess?  The whole thing was a whacky process as I only had the ingredients and no real recipe, so I improvised basically the whole thing besides the preliminary steps.  I am exciting however.  If it turns out good at all, I may enter it into the Southern Sun Stout contest at the end of the month.

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Hooray for Winter!

December 3, 2009

This should be our forum to communicate, share, and expose our brewing skills and desires to the world

Filed under: Uncategorized — David Summers @ 4:47 am

Onebeeraday?  Wonbeeraday?  1-beeraday.com?  Any suggestions on the best name for a personal brewery that would like to condone drinking one single high quality/high gravity beer each day as both a health message (don’t get drunk often, beer is no longer something we should abuse, and the pursuit of the ever perfecting art of brewing hand-craft beer).

This is what I believe in.  Drinking one good beer a day.  It should increase everyone’s overall enjoyment of life.

I am seeking to found a recycled beer-bottle/proactive/non-profit/world-benefiting brewery, with the message of one beer a day.

December 2, 2009

What I have brewed so far and the status of each

Filed under: Uncategorized — David Summers @ 4:39 pm

1st:  Scotch Ale  —- so so

2nd:  Dunkelweisen —- better, still flat, got a week till it is drinkable

3rd:  Hazelnut Brown Nectar  — decent, definitely not up to Rogue Brewery standards but absolutely drinkable

4th:  Imperial Pale Ale  — Added ground dried ginger and fresh ginger in the 2nd fermenation, bottling tonight, stoked

I want to start a brewery

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — David Summers @ 4:27 pm

Seeking a way to create beer at a non-profit status and bring beer to places that are greatly in need of good homebrew

Hello world!

Filed under: Uncategorized — David Summers @ 4:25 pm

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