What’s going on inside the Bandwagon Brewery??
We’ve finally caught up and filled all of our fermenters to the brim to get ready for the graduation season and our new bottling production. Now that the fermenters are full, we can start to experiment with some fun brews.
This week we resurrected an old favorite from the past known as the “Livin’s Easy Pale Ale.” This is a refreshing American Pale Ale brewed with a blend of Centennial, Horizon, and Cascade hops. What makes it fun? We added fresh lemon grass during the boil to get an especially citrusy and delicious twist.
We also tried something completely new that we named “The Trifecta.” We started out this insane brew day with two batches of the Hidden Rabbit and one batch of the Highstep, then, in the late hours of the night we combined the spent grain from all three batches, and conducted a historic brewing technique known as “parti-gyle brewing.” In this process, wort is extracted from the spent grain of a previous batch of beer to create a lighter beer. Think of re-using a tea bag for a second cup of tea. We lightly hopped this beer and added sweet orange peel during the whirlpool for a subtly sweet and fruity flavor. Check out this link for a more in depth description of Pati-gyle brewing.
Check out the website and our Facebook page for the release dates on these brews!! Cheers Ithaca