Hey Guys it's that time of year again, time for the Tumut Show and the Home Brew Competition.
This year we're doing things a little different. Since we now have a micro brewery we thought it would be the perfect place to have the tasting and judging.
Friday Night (March 6) we will be gathering (from 6PM) for tasting and judging. All entrants are welcome to attend and we will have snacks available.
To those of you looking to enter we need your beer ideally by Thursday night. We'll pop it straight in the fridge and it'll be ice cold (unless you'd prefer it warmer) for the judging.
Please get your beers in because its always a case of the more the merrier. See you all on friday!!!
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.