I've been working behind the scenes for @spottydogbrewers for a while now; recipe development, brewing, barrel wrangling and of course the not so glamourous stuff too. Super excited that my first 2 beers with Spotty have now been released and are pouring at @preachershobart and @dark_mofo Winter Feast.
First up is Fog City Red IPA - the design brief for this one was all about balance & complexity; intentionally brewed to finish a little high for mouthfeel and malt caramel sweetness to serve as a base to carry the very forward pine, resin and citrus hops, then wrapped up with a lingering bitterness which gives it a lovely length of palate. Stoked with the colour and clarity too!
Next up, but brewed several months earlier is the inaugural Spotty Dog "Family" release. The 2019 Vintage is a Woodford Reserve Bourbon 6-month Barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout, which is a mouthful in both senses of the word. Again, balance & complexity is key on this beer, and with careful blending, I think we've created something special. @thecraftdispensary nailed the tasting notes on this one, so I won't go into (more) detail here.
I'm delighted to be a part of the Spotty Dog Family, and the coming months will be very, very exciting...
#semipro #brewer #ipa #hops #beer #stout #barrelaged #bourbon #darkmofo - 1 day ago