Front Street Bitter
This beer is proof that screw-ups can end with deliciously positive results! Way back in the day, our brewmaster’s assistant made what was supposed to be an IPA. Upon inspection mid-fermentation, the beer was clearly not an IPA. It was perfectly good beer, we just couldn’t sell it as IPA, so we dry-hopped the living tweedle out of it and parked it in ambient storage for about three weeks.
The result was a wonderfully light-bodied Pale Ale with distinct herbal, grassy notes imparted by the Willamette dry-hop. This was great, but left your humble Brewmaster with a conundrum: how to determine what went wrong so that we could reproduce it. Magic ninja skills prevailed and we figured it out; a good thing, since years later, Brewmaster’s lady claims that it was this beer that made her fall in love with him.
All together now: AAAAWWWWWW!
The nitty-gritty, for all you beer nerds:
Original Gravity: 12.5 ° Plato; 1.050
Alcohol by Volume: 6.3%
MALTS: 2-row Pale, Carapils, Munich, Caramel
HOPS: Galena, Columbus, Willamette