Wasn't long after Crotchtoberfest wrapped up that I was right at it brewing an American Brown Ale for this year's Thanxmas.
On tap is a clone kit of Big Sky Brewing's Moose Drool. Seemed interesting and I am a big fan of brown ales. The American versions are a bit more hoppy than the English counterpart and this batch has an interesting mix of 3 different variates: Goldings, Liberty and Willamette. Lots of interesting specialty grains too, Black Malt, Briess Caramel and Fawcett Pale Chcolate. Drooling yet? I am. Hard to believe its less than two months until Thanxmas. Where did '10 go?
I had my students whip up some labels for this batch as part of an exercise in photoshop. Figured I would share some of my favorites:
Primary fermentation is going swimmingly. Everything is right on schedule. Probably transfer things to secondary this weekend or so for about 3 weeks then bottling just before Turkey day for two weeks of bottle conditioning before Thanxmas. Gonna be a busy end to 2010 at Kaulback Farm!