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CCHBS News for November 2006

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  1. Recipe Specials for November
  2. 150 Classic Clone Recipes
  3. Belgian Dark Candi Sugar Syrup – New Packaging
  4. 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 November.

Queen Mary 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.

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