Day 91, Beer Club and Beer Advent Calendar Day 2

The stars aligned to give me many beer-y things today. Brewery day I spent the morning in the brewery alternating between bottling and keg-cleaning until some of the boys were done with the mash. The project today was to make some of Alan Brown’s strong Scotch ale, Highland Gale Highland Ale, that won him this year’s Iron Brewer award. Once the first mash was done, it was distributed to the kettles in the pilot system, and a second mash started. We had the chance to take home some of the copious quantities of extra wort, but alas, my extra carboy was …

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Prud’homme Beer Specialist, session 8

Tonight was the last class for level 2; I’m going to miss this. There’s been a lot of grumbling about the amount of work, with the tests, essays, etc. Me, I didn’t mind…I’d rather have too many assessments than too few. Speaking of assessments, we got our tasting evaluation assignment and essay back – I was surprised by perfect marks. Surprised because I didn’t think I’d come anywhere closed to that. Our last tasting session covered aged beers. Through a happy accident, Roger had acquired a big selection of aged Unibroue beers, my favourite brewery.