A window to the world and some grain...
One of the funny things about being in a truly rural location is that freight can be ridiculous. So much so that we can drive to the city and pickup our supplies for much less than they can be shipped to us.
Friday was one of those days, we needed to collect some grain for our beer and new doors for the brewery.
We're pretty excited about having our glass concertina doors to keep the cold out over winter. We knew that being a 1200km trip we'd have to get up early but being that my dad wanted to come for a drive it was bullshit early...
The good news was we went to Melbourne, visited my sister, collected grain, collected the doors and got home by 4:30pm.
The bad news is my alarm was set for 1:40 am... Truck drivers we salute you...
in a few weeks we should have the new doors up and I cant wait for you to see them!
Indian Pale Ales (IPA) are heavy on the hop side. The red IPA hails from the United States and, therefore, they are even hoppier than their father, the English IPA. As a rule of thumb, the IPA has a higher alcohol content than its pale ale lineage, however, for the red IPA, we can also factor in the fact that red ales are also generally brewed stronger than their pale ale counterparts. This makes for a strong beer in a red IPA.
Hefeweizen is a straw coloured, usually hazy beer which is very attractive when served in the traditional Bavarian hefeweizen glass in the summer sunshine. Hefeweizens are made with at least 50% wheat in the mash and are not found to be brimming with hops, the flavours mainly come from the yeast instead. You see “Weizen” means wheat (you might remember that from our Dunkelweizen article) and “hefe” means yeast. These, as said, are the main two flavour components of a hefeweizen and the yeast used adds distinct clove and banana notes. Making these beers the perfect, easy drinking beverage in the sunshine.