Today at Hoppers we have a single firkin for Fresh Cask Friday. 'Out of Bounds KellerAlt' is Brewer & Secret Agent Donovan Steele's traditional styled Altbier made with German Munich and pilsener
malts. This particular version was, late hopped with German Hallertau Mittlefruh. Fermented
initially at 58 F and left unfiltered for a secondary re-fermentation in
the cask. It has a nice copper amber color, rich full flavor, 40+ IBU's,
natural carbonation, and served directly from the cask.
Next week look for another version of the Altbier, this time with a bit of wood aging.
Last night's Barley's Angels Chocolate/Beer Pairing was a huge success. The all female event had ladies packed into the Beerhive's basement while wishful men sat sulking upstairs, cursing their damn y chromosomes. Some of us "tripods" muddled through as we had secret agents sneaking up samples of the cacao delights. Nice job on a great event ladies!