CCHBS News for November 2006
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- Recipe Specials for November
- 150 Classic Clone Recipes
- Belgian Dark Candi Sugar Syrup – New Packaging
- Whole Amarillo, Centennial, Simcoe & Newport
Recipe Specials for November
Pacific Gravity's style of the month for January is English Ales and
there's a Club only Competition that month for low-gravity beers. Those
two go together perfectly and we've got the perfect recipes for anyone
who wants to brew those styles.
Our first recipe special is Melrose
Mild. This Mild Ale is a great session beer with just enough dark
malt and hops to keep it from being sweet. It's only $20 during November.
Next is another session beer, Notting
Hill Pub Bitter. It's a great choice for anyone who likes a beer
that's full of flavor but isn't high in alcohol. Try it for $20 during
Brown Ale is a good example of a Southern English Brown Ale. These
beers are less hoppy than their better known northern cousin, which
means they're smooth going down. It's on sale for $22 during November.
Our last special of the month is Playa
Porter. This is one of our oldest and most popular recipes, and
it doesn't go on special very often. Brew it while you can for $22.
150 Classic Clone Recipes
We still have copies of the Brew Your Own magazine special edition,
150 Classic Clone Recipes. This issue isn't going out to subscribers,
so if you want it you'll have to buy it here. Every recipe includes
both extract and all-grain versions, so it's a great choice for every
brewer. And at $5.50 for 150 recipes, it's a steal compared to any of
the popular recipe books on the market.
Belgian Dark Candi Sugar Syrup – New Packaging
There's been a change in the packaging for the Belgian
Dark Candi Sugar Syrup, which makes it even easier to use. Now the
bottles have a flip up top, so you can squeeze out just as much as you
need and save the rest. If you want to brew a dark Belgian style, you
really need to try this stuff. It's great.
Whole Amarillo, Centennial, Simcoe and Newport
This was a last minute addition last month, so we thought we'd remind
you about them. For a limited time, we have whole Amarillo, Centennial,
Simcoe and Newport hops in stock. All of these hops are grown on limited
acreage, so we probably won't see any more until next fall.
If you haven't tried any of these before, Amarillo is a fairly new
hop which is becoming very popular among those who can get it. You can
taste and smell it in Stone's 10th Anniversary IPA. Centennial has been
around a little longer and is the signature hop used in Sierra Nevada
Celebration Ale. Simcoe is described as a high-alpha hop with a pleasant
citrus flavor and aroma. Beers that use Simcoe include Pliny the Elder
and 90 Minute IPA. Newport is under very limited cultivation (1.5 acres!)
and is described as a high-alpha hop with an earthy, spicy flavor. It's
a good substitution for Chinook or Galena (if you've got an old recipe)
and can be tasted in Rogue's Hop Heaven "wet hop" beer, which
is hopped exclusively with freshly harvested Newport hops. Once again,
we're selling these for $1.50/oz but once you try them you'll agree
they're worth it.