Monday, August 3, 2009

Update on the Kamperstadt "VanGat" Biere de Garde

The beer is maturing nicely! There is a warmth and flavor from the alcohol that wasn't present earlier. It has a bit of a caramel-like cognac taste that was not detected earlier. The hop flavor is fading somewhat and there is a burnt-sugar/alcohol warmth that is only now starting to assert itself. Also, there is a citrus taste that is more noticeable now. The beer is benefiting from a prolonged cold storage and should likely improve with additional storage.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Farmhouse ale: "Biere de Gat"

The first farmhouse ale of Spring '09 is the
Charles Kamperstadt "Van Gat" Biere de Garde

Hops availability: Season '09

Limited availability of our hand collected, organically grows, U.S. native and European hop varietals are as follows:

  • Brewers Gold
  • Sterling
  • Centennial
  • Fuggles
  • Newport
  • Canadian Red Vine
  • Perle
"Raw" or "fresh", un-dried hops are also available upon request (first-come, first-served).

Hop Rhizomes (northern-zone hardy hop plant rhizomes) will be available, again, with limited availability for spring 2010 planting.